Attendance Policy - CAPS
Because of the delivery method of adult and graduate programs, attendance is required and monitored. Students are expected to be present for on-site class sessions and participate in online activity. Absences are allowed as follows:
If a student exceeds the allowed absences and does not contact the Office of Student Services to officially withdraw before the last class session, the instructor is directed to issue the grade of "F." Students who never attend a class and do not withdraw will be administratively withdrawn from the course and from all subsequent courses. Students must then go through the normal readmittance process.
Students who must miss a course due to unavoidable circumstances must arrange for a withdrawal with the Office of Student Services prior to the beginning of the course. Students needing to withdraw while in a course may do so by arrangement with the Office of Student Services prior to the end of the course, but the regular refund and academic withdrawal policies apply. Students will be charged a $100 withdrawal fee.
Faculty members reserve the right to factor lateness, early departures, and class attendance into a student's grade, as long as it is addressed in the syllabus.
On-site Attendance Policy The nature of the adult and graduate programs requires students to attend all class sessions. Class attendance records are maintained by the faculty member and submitted to the Office of Student Services.
Online Attendance Policy: Attendance is determined by activity during a workshop, either through discussions or submission of assignments. A student is reported absent for a workshop if there is not at least one submission (or posting) of an assignment or in a discussion forum assigned during that workshop.
See the Graduate Studies in Leadership section for the specific attendance requirements of the doctoral program.