Attendance

Brandman University Attendance Policies By School | 2013-2014 Academic Year

In an ongoing effort to ensure all students are supported and prepared to be successful learners, Brandman University is clarifying the attendance policies for each individual school. The information posted here is the most up-to date and thus, supersedes anything different regarding attendance that may appear on a course syllabus.

Ameritas:
Please refer to the information posted on your syllabus.

Arts and Sciences:
Attendance Policy
Requirements for students’ attendance and participation will be defined by each instructor based on the following policy:

  • Monday of the first week is considered the first day of class for online and blended instruction. This includes instruction for fully online classes and online instruction supporting blended classes.
  • Regular onsite attendance is expected for student success. If a student misses more than one onsite class or one week of engagement in an online class, the student may, at the discretion of the instructor, fail the course. Students are expected to attend all classes, particularly the first night of class.
  • Students who will miss more than one class have the responsibility to discuss their attendance with the instructor in advance. Students should also consider withdrawing from a course if they will be absent more than once. Instructors may, but are not obligated to, accommodate students under extraordinary circumstances, but the student must request accommodation and provide requested supporting documentation.
  • If a student misses a portion (e.g., arriving late or leaving early) of an onsite course, the student’s grade may be adversely affected. Students who are not in attendance for at least 75 percent of any scheduled class may be considered absent for that class. Students should discuss missing portions of a class with their instructor to determine how their grade may be affected.
  • Regular online attendance/participation and engagement is expected for student success in both fully online and blended courses. Online participation is evident through posting to a discussion board, wiki, virtual office or classroom meeting, a drop box, attending a virtual seminar, completing real-time activities or quizzes, or other course-related activities (synchronous or asynchronous).
     

Business and Professional Studies:
Attendance Policy
Requirements for students' attendance and participation will be defined by each instructor based on the following policy:

  • Monday of the first week is considered the first day of class for online and blended instruction. This includes instruction for fully online classes and online instruction supporting blended classes.
  • Regular onsite attendance is expected for student success. If a student misses more than one onsite class or one week of engagement in an online class, the student may, at the discretion of the instructor, fail the course. Students are expected to attend all classes, particularly the first night of class.
  • Students who will miss more than one class have the responsibility to discuss their attendance with the instructor in advance. Students should also consider withdrawing from a course if they will be absent more than once. Instructors may, but are not obligated to, accommodate students under extraordinary circumstances, but the student must request accommodation and provide requested supporting documentation.
  • If a student misses a portion (e.g., arriving late or leaving early) of an onsite course, the student's grade may be adversely affected. Students who are not in attendance for at least 75 percent of any scheduled class may be considered absent for that class. Students should discuss missing portions of a class with their instructor to determine how their grade may be affected.
  • Regular online attendance/participation and engagement is expected for student success in both fully online and blended courses. Online participation is evident through posting to a discussion board, wiki, virtual office or classroom meeting, a drop box, attending a virtual seminar, completing real-time activities or quizzes, or other course-related activities (synchronous or asynchronous).

Education
Attendance Policy
Requirements for students’ attendance and participation will be defined by each instructor based on the following policy:

  • Monday of the first week is considered the first day of class for online and blended instruction.  This includes instruction for fully online classes and online instruction supporting blended classes.
  • Regular onsite attendance is expected for student success.  If a student misses more than one onsite class or one week of engagement in an online class, the student may, at the discretion of the instructor, fail the course. Students are expected to attend all classes, particularly the first night of class.
  • Students who will miss more than one class have the responsibility to discuss their attendance with the instructor in advance. Students should also consider withdrawing from a course if they will be absent more than once.  Instructors may, but are not obligated to, accommodate students under extraordinary circumstances, but the student must request accommodation and provide requested supporting documentation.
  • If a student misses a portion (e.g., arriving late or leaving early) of an onsite course, the student’s grade may be adversely affected. Students who are not in attendance for at least 75 percent of any scheduled class may be considered absent for that class.  Students should discuss missing portions of a class with their instructor to determine how their grade may be affected.
  • Regular online attendance/participation and engagement is expected for student success in both fully online and blended courses.  Online participation is evident through posting to a discussion board, wiki, virtual office or classroom meeting, a drop box, attending a virtual seminar, completing real-time activities or quizzes, or other course-related activities (synchronous or asynchronous).
     

Extended Education:
Please refer to the information posted on your syllabus.

Nursing:
Please refer to the information posted on your syllabus.