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Attendance Policy

Traditional Program 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.


Online Course 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.




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