The student is expected to attend all classes for which the student is registered in order to gain the maximum benefit. The instructor may establish an attendance policy for the program. It is the responsibility of the student to know and comply with the policy. Programs having established attendance policies will include relevant information in course syllabi.
A student who does not attend the first two class sessions and/or comply with the established attendance policy for the class or program may forfeit the right to continue and may be subject to administrative withdrawal.
Student attendance is gathered to demonstrate the same requirements that are necessary on the job and to satisfy reporting requirements for financial aid, funding agencies and state funding.
- Faculty will have access to and use Instructor Briefcase as the official source for class rosters. NOTE: CANVAS or any other Learning Management System, is not considered to be the official class roster.
- If a student is absent for the first two class sessions without making arrangements with the instructor, or the student does not comply with the established attendance policy for the class or program, the faculty member must send the following information to the Enrollment Services and Financial Aid offices:
- Student name.
- Student identification number (SID).
- Course name, number and item number, e.g. ENGL&101 item 0500.
- Last date of attendance.
- By the end of week one (1) of each quarter, faculty will reconcile their class rosters with students and notify the Enrollment Services Office if there are students in the class(es) that do not appear on the class roster.
- Throughout the quarter, faculty are responsible for initiating retention measures when a student misses class. When a student has missed two (2) class days without contacting the instructor, faculty should inform the Student Success division to engage additional retention support. If the student continues to miss class and it’s determined that the retention efforts are unsuccessful per the program attendance policy, the faculty member is responsible for notifying the Enrollment Services and Financial Aid offices so the student will be dropped from class according to Federal Financial Aid rules. Notification by faculty should occur within ten (10) days of the student’s last day of attendance. The information faculty must provide is listed in step 2 above.
- At the beginning of the ninth (9th) week of each quarter, the Director of Enrollment Services will send an email requesting faculty to check class rosters for the following:
Students not attending who have been reported to the Enrollment Services and Financial Aid offices.