ATTENDANCE: CLASS AND CLINICAL
Attendance Policy – Class attendance is expected and absences will be dealt with according to the College’s Attendance Policy.
Attendance Policy: Your Right to Know and Academic Policies Handbook.
The student is responsible for all assigned course work and cannot be absolved of this responsibility. When enrolled in a particular course, the student is obligated to do all of the work assigned. Punctual and regular attendance is vital to the discharge of this obligation. Absences, excused or not, do not alter this responsibility.
Absences will be excused for (a) documented illness, (b) official representation of the college, (c) death of a close relative, (d) religious holiday and (e) other circumstances beyond the control of the student. Substantiation of excused absences is the responsibility of the student. Excuses for official representation of the college must be obtained from the official supervising that activity or event.
Absences deemed excessive by the instructor may result in a lowered grade. Students whose unexcused absences exceed 15 percent of the scheduled classes and laboratories will be subject to failure at the instructor’s discretion.
Regulations more restrictive than those stated above, but not in conflict with them, may be established by the instructor for any course.
Instructors are responsible for distributing this attendance policy, and any additions in writing, during the first class meeting.
Attendance in clinical experience is mandatory. Absences will be excused only at the discretion of the instructor. Allowable reasons for absence from a clinical experience include unsafe weather conditions, documented illness and the death of a close relative. Makeup days will be scheduled with the student at the discretion of the instructor.
Absences deemed excessive by the instructor will result in assignment of a grade of U for the clinical component of the course. This will result in an unsatisfactory course grade.