It is expected that each student will attend every class session for which he or she is registered and will be on time for every class session. No student should absent himself from one class in order to fulfill requirements of another class. The handling of unexcused absences is left to the discretion of the professor.
1. Class Attendance
Regular and punctual attendance in classes is expected for all students at Remnant University. Each faculty member is to state in writing to all students in a class the attendance policy for that class. The faculty member is the judge of whether the student has met the stated attendance requirements of the course.
Class attendance is considered essential to the educational process. Remnant University subscribes to the philosophy that academic success is directly proportional to class attendance. It is important that students regularly and punctually attend all class sessions. Attendance will be recorded from the first day the class meets through the final exam:
a. The professor must receive the names of students from the office of Remnant University.Recognizing that situations may arise to prevent a student from attending a class, Remnant University will accommodate occasional absences but recommends that students who attend less than 85% of the scheduled class meetings submit a withdrawal request to Remnant University Office according to the Withdrawal Procedures described in the Catalog and Faculty Handbook.
b. The professor must call attendance from those who have registered for every class.
c. The professor must verify the student through their ID and attendance record the first day.
d. The professor must announce the class policy to their students for the attendance of class.
e. The professor will report to the school office on those students who have missed two or more classes.
2. Seminar Attendance
The success of a seminar depends upon the regular attendance and participation of each member. For this reason, an unusual number of absences from the regular meetings of a seminar will result in a grade of F for the course, despite completion of other requirements.
3. Special Absence
All absences are unexcused except those caused by illness of the student, quarantine, death in the immediate family, recovery from an accident, required court attendance, educational tours and trips, and certain religious holidays. If a student is absent from school, his/her family should call the School office at (562) 945-6470, report the absence. It does not alleviate your responsibility to provide a written excuse, as directed in this policy. A student shall not be absent from school or from any other required school hours except for illness or other providential cause, unless with written permission of the teacher, or other duly authorized school official.
4. Illegal Excuse
A student, who is absent from school without legal excuse, will be marked as being unexcused for the period of each absence. Students will be notified of their responsibility for their unexcused absences by the proper school authority;
a. The office of Remnant University will also send a notice by mail to the students who have accumulated three absences from the class of school, informing them of the attendance policy and inviting them to contact Remnant University Office to discuss the matter.
b. An unexcused absence occurs when the student does not provide, within two days after an absence, an explanatory note signed by the student or visitation by a physician, which satisfies the criteria for excused absence. After three days unexcused absences from school or the class, an official notice of unexcused absence will be sent to the student. The notice will list the dates of unexcused absences and notify students that any further illegal absence constitutes a summary offense under the School Code.
5. Excused Absence
Excused absences may be granted for: illness, quarantine, death in the immediate family, impassable roads, school-sanctioned educational trips, family trips, religious holidays, and exceptionally urgent reasons which affect the student and which do not include work at home. Absences for other reasons will be considered unexcused. For an absence to be excused, the student must send a note to the office of Remnant University within two (2) days after each absence or the day of absence.
Instructor (Professor) may advise any student with excessive absences to withdraw from the course involved to protect the academic standing of the student. It is the student’s responsibility to monitor absences and to comply with the instructor’s syllabus concerning make up work. Failure to complete make up assignments or to withdraw when it is clear that the student cannot achieve an acceptable grade in the class may result in a low grade, including possibly an F based on grade performance in the course. Grades will not be raised or lowered based directly on attendance.
6. Appeals Process
If a student disagrees with the assignment of an unexcused absence, a tardy or denial of permission to make up missed work, an appeal may be made to the appropriate chief instructional officer or his designee. The appeal must be submitted in writing within one week of the incident.
Students are expected to spend two-three hours outside of class reading and/or studying the material or working problems for every hour spent in class. Students are required to read the chapters listed on the Assignment Outline. Lectures and class discussion will follow and supplement the text. Students should read the assignments before class, take notes during class, and follow up by reviewing and/or working related problems immediately after class. Many classes meet every other day and some students make the mistake of thinking that they should study for that class every other day. Best results are realized when students study each class every day.
The student alone assumes responsibility for all absences. A student who presents the instructor with an adequate and documented reason for an absence normally will be given an opportunity to make up the work missed. The responsibility for initiating the request to make up class work missed is vested in the student.