Participation required: Consistent participation is necessary if a student is to succeed in an online course. That means keeping up with assignments from week to week. If a student does not participate, or shows an unacceptable level of participation as determined by the instructor, the student can be dropped from the course. This may affect a student's participation in extracurricular activities, access to various student service programs and eligibility for financial aid. The syllabus for an online course provides the instructor's procedures regarding attendance and participation.
Attendance: (a) A student must access his/her online course within the first day of class or he/she can be dropped as a "no show." (b) Regular and effective participation is the only means to document attendance in an online course. If a student fails to participate in a regular and effective manner, as determined by the instructor, the student will be dropped for nonattendance during the first two weeks of regular term courses in order to accommodate others seeking to add. An instructor may also choose to drop a student by the end of the eighth week due to lack of participation.
Approved October 2011 by