English Attendance Policy

Effective: January 3, 2017

Class attendance is vital to student success because it provides opportunities to enhance learning by interacting with fellow classmates and instructors. With this goal in mind, the English Department created its attendance policy. When students register for a course which meets on a specific day(s) and time, they are consenting to be on time and present. Faculty members follow the policy in an effort to treat everyone equally.

Note:

Remember that absences should be used only if absolutely necessary for bereavement, serious illness, court appearances, and other unavoidable circumstances.

For classes that meet twice a week:

  • Each absence is equal to 1-1/2 absences as described above (75 minutes)
  • Two late arrivals equal 1-1/2 absences (75 minutes)
  • After two absences the final grade will be reduced at the discretion of the faculty member
  • If a student is absent a fifth time, he or should officially withdraw. Although he or she may continue to attend class, a final grade of “F” may be given at the discretion of the faculty member.

For classes that meet once a week:

  • One unexplained absence is permitted (150 minutes)
  • Two late arrivals equal 1-1/2 absence (75 minutes)
  • After one absence, the final grade will be reduced at the discretion of the faculty member.
  • If a student is absent a third time, he or she should officially withdraw. Although he or she may continue to attend class, a final grade of “F” may be given at the discretion of the faculty member.

For summer classes:

  • The number of minutes in accordance with the above.

If you have questions, please contact Chair Dina Levitre
English Department, 401-825-2262 or glevitre@ccri.edu

This page developed and maintained by English Department. Send comments and suggestions to gyanku@ccri.edu .

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Last Updated: 3/13/17