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Full Semester (15-Week) Courses

  1. Students are expected to attend all class meetings and laboratory sessions for the courses in which they are enrolled.
  2. Excessive absences as determined by the instructor and written in the course syllabus may result in disqualification or failure.
  3. Instructors must include policies for handling absences and make-up work in the syllabus. Instructors may not penalize (not accept papers, not allow a student to make up a test or quiz, remove participation points, etc.) students who are required to be absent from class because of official university activities. Examples of such activities are intercollegiate athletics, university music tours, theater productions, and so forth. Students, however, are responsible for informing the instructor in advance of the impending absence (according to a timetable determined by the instructor) and for making up any missed work at a time determined by the instructor. Instructors have the right to contact the appropriate person to determine the legitimacy of the intended absence.
  4. Instructors planning field trips or any other official university activities must secure the appropriate approvals as outlined in Faculty Handbook Policy 6.65.
  5. Instructors must be able to determine the student’s last day of attendance.

Half Semester (7-Week) Courses

  1. Students are expected to attend all class meetings and laboratory sessions for the courses in which they are enrolled.
  2. Excessive absences as determined by the instructor and written in the course syllabus may result in disqualification or failure.
  3. Instructors must include policies for handling absences and make-up work in the syllabus. Instructors may not penalize (not accept papers, not allow a student to make up a test or quiz, remove participation points, etc.) students who are required to be absent from class because of official university activities. Examples of such activities are intercollegiate athletics, university music tours, theater productions, and so forth. Students, however, are responsible for informing the instructor in advance of the impending absence (according to a timetable determined by the instructor) and for making up any missed work at a time determined by the instructor. Instructors have the right to contact the appropriate person to determine the legitimacy of the intended absence.
  4. Instructors planning field trips or any other official university activities must secure the appropriate approvals as outlined in Faculty Handbook Policy 6.65.
  5. Instructors must be able to determine the student‘s last day of attendance.

Based on the above policy:

  • Students are required to log into Blackboard by the first meeting night of each course and are expected to have weekly engagement in the courses in which they are enrolled. Students must attend all classes/chats and submit coursework according to assigned deadlines. Any accommodations to the attendance or coursework requirements must be coordinated with the instructor for approval in advance. Instructors are not required to allow missed class/chat time or to accept late coursework. Makeup options are at the discretion of the course instructor and ARE NOT to be considered a precedent for the program as a whole.
  • If a student has no participation in a course(s) for 7 calendar days or stops participating before the start of the 6th week of the course, and they’re not responding to their Academic Advisor’s contacts, the student will receive a grade of “W” for the course(s) and dropped from all future registration. Please note, this can have financial obligations to the University.
  • Failure to meet attendance guidelines or coordinate accommodations with the instructor may result in a lower grade being earned. Concordia graduate policy states that ONLY whole letter grades, i.e. A, B, etc., can be assigned.

Attendance Guidelines and Requirements

  • Students who must miss a class/chat are required to complete the regular assignments(s) and complete a make-up assignment that contributes to the subject being studied and enhances the class-learning environment. A missed class/chat may result in a grade reduction if the pre-determined accommodation(s) are not met.
  • Two missed engagements in a course will result in additional grade reduction or being withdrawn from the course if pre-determined accommodation(s) are not met.
  • Regular attendance is a key factor in determining student success. Seven or more consecutive days of no engagement in a course could require retaking the course. The student will be billed and a grade will be issued each time the course is taken.
  • Instructors understand the uncertainty of military requirements and other contractual obligations, and they will work with the student to meet educational goals.
  • It is the student’s responsibility to contact the instructor to make appropriate arrangements.

Punctuality is also a priority in any job setting. Students may find it necessary to be late for class once or twice. The student is responsible to notify the instructor of his/her presence and not assume that has been noted. Except in an emergency, the student will contact the instructor three days prior to the anticipated absence. A student will notify the instructor within 24 hours of the reason for any unexpected absence.

Assignments are due when scheduled. If there is need to modify the due date, the arrangement must be made three days in advance of the due date.

Last modified: January 25, 2018