Student Handbook 2016-2017


Absences seriously disrupt a student’s orderly progress in a course and significantly diminish the quality of group interaction in class. Although an occasional absence may be unavoidable, in no way is the student excused from meeting the requirements of the course when he/she is absent. A student absent from class is still responsible for preparing assignments for the next class and completing the work missed. When a student must be absent, it is imperative that the absence is handled in a responsible and professional manner and communicated to the instructor. An instructor will have his/her specific attendance policy in his/her syllabus and/or program handbook. It is imperative that students read and follow the syllabus information. Failure to follow the attendance policy could result in administrative withdrawal, decreased work ethics evaluation, decreased course academic evaluation, and failure of course.