Academic Policy Details

 

Attendance Policy


Day Campus Class Attendance Policy

Programs of instruction at William Woods University require regular attendance and active student participation in classes, laboratories and applied instruction. In support of this, all classes will have an attendance policy, as described by the faculty member in the course syllabus.

Students attending University sanctioned events are not to be counted as unexcused; however, students are expected to notify instructors in advance and make up all work within the time period specified by the instructor. For all absences, it is the student's responsibility to meet with the instructor and make up any work missed.


Evening Program Class Attendance Policy (courses meeting for fewer than 10 sessions)

The accelerated nature of the Evening Program model of instruction requires regular attendance and active student participation in classes, study groups, and applied instructional activities. Attendance at all course meetings is considered mandatory for successful completion of the program. Students absent from class for two or more sessions will have their final course letter grade reduced by one full letter for each class missed after the first absence. Any missed work will be due on the original due date (unless prior arrangements have been made with the facilitator) along with any make-up assignments given by the facilitator.

Evening Program Class Attendance Policy (courses meeting for 10 or more sessions)

The accelerated nature of the Evening Program model of instruction requires regular attendance and active student participation in classes, study groups, and applied instructional activities. Attendance at all course meetings is considered mandatory for successful completion of the program. Students absent from class for three or more sessions will have their final course letter grade reduced by one full letter for each class missed after the second absence. Any missed work will be due on the original due date (unless prior arrangements have been made with the facilitator) along with any make-up assignments given by the facilitator.

Online College Attendance Policy

The online model of instruction requires active student participation for successful completion of the course/program. All work will be due on the original due date (unless prior arrangements have been made with the facilitator) along with any make-up assignments given by the facilitator.

Students who do not communicate with instructors via class discussions, chat rooms, or emails for one week during the course will be required to complete make-up work as assigned by the instructor. Student course grades will be reduced by one letter grade for each subsequent week they do not participate.

If a student has not logged in by the end of the first week of class, the student will be dropped from class.

Revised: 8/01/2012

Disclaimer

These policies apply to the Semester Program/On Campus students only.  Graduate College Students will need to consult the Graduate College Regulations.