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Attendance and Tardiness

Attendance
Students are expected to attend every class session absent exigent circumstance.  Attendance for those taking this course is highly important because discussion groups and in-class assignments will be assessed throughout the sessions.  The student is expected to attend all classes and actively participate in class discussions.  Because of this, students must complete the assigned readings and assignments prior to the scheduled class meeting to contribute to meaningful class discussions.  It is the responsibility of the student to monitor their absences.

Attendance is mandatory and will be recorded.  Students are allowed the following unexcused absences:
  • Students grade will be lowered one letter grade for every 4 unexcused absences.
  • Students must provide adequate documentation of an excused absence prior to the absence OR on the day that the student returns to class.
Tardy Policy
  • Students who are more than 20 minutes late to a class will be given an unexcused absence for that class period.
  • If the instructor is tardy to a class, students must wait 20 minutes.  If the instructor has not arrived after 20 minutes, class will automatically be dismissed.

Inclement Weather
In the event of inclement weather, students will be referred to Blackboard in order to gain information about class assignments and projects.  In addition (if requested), classes may still be held remotely using Blackboard Collaborate as the venue.  The instructor will provide additional information and Blackboard Collaborate will be tested before being utilized for scheduled class times.