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Attendance Policy

 

 

Fall and Spring Semesters

Interim Attendance Policy 2019-2020

Attendance is critical to learning and academic success. Consistent attendance by all students benefits everyone and allows class communities to learn in an efficient and productive manner without disruption. Nonetheless, we acknowledge that there are times when a student must miss a class meeting. At Otis College of Art and Design, students will take responsibility for their absences and for meeting assignment requirements and deadlines. Student responsibility and proactivity are valued at Otis College of Art and Design. 

Students are not expected or required to disclose reasons for their absences.

Each instructor will indicate the accepted timeframe for submitting coursework missed due to an absence on the course syllabus. However, some class meetings or experiences cannot be made up (“excused”), therefore an absence on those dates is automatically recorded as “unexcused.”  The instructor determines which and how many class meetings or experiences cannot be made up (“excused”) and indicates them on the course schedule.

Consequences of “Unexcused” Absences:

During the fall and spring semesters, students must not incur more than:
3 “unexcused” absences in a course that meets once per week
4 “unexcused” absences in a course that meets twice per week
5 “unexcused” absences in a course that meets three times per week.
After a student reaches the maximum number of “unexcused” absences, as quantified above, the student will receive a failing grade for the course.

Academic Alerts:

After 2 “unexcused” absences, an academic alert will be submitted by the course instructor.

Arriving Late or Leaving Early:

A “tardy” is arriving late for class or leaving class early. The instructor determines the timeframe for a “tardy,” the consequence of a tardy, and includes this information on the course syllabus.


Summer Semester

Interim Attendance Policy 2019-2020

Attendance is critical to learning and academic success. Consistent attendance by all students benefits everyone and allows class communities to learn in an efficient and productive manner without disruption. Nonetheless, we acknowledge that there are times when a student must miss a class meeting. At Otis College of Art and Design, students will take responsibility for their absences and for meeting assignment requirements and deadlines. Student responsibility and proactivity are valued at Otis College of Art and Design. 

Students are not expected or required to disclose reasons for their absences.

Each instructor will indicate the accepted timeframe for submitting coursework missed due to an absence on the course syllabus. However, some class meetings or experiences cannot be made up (“excused”), therefore an absence on those dates is automatically recorded as “unexcused.”  The instructor determines which and how many class meetings or experiences cannot be made up (“excused”) and indicates them on the course schedule.

Consequences of “Unexcused” Absences:

During the 10-week summer semester, students must not incur more than:
2 “unexcused” absences in a course that meets once per week
3 “unexcused” absences in a course that meets twice per week
4 “unexcused” absences in a course that meets three times per week.
After a student reaches the maximum number of “unexcused” absences, as quantified above, the student will receive a failing grade for the course.

Academic Alerts:

After the first and second “unexcused” absences, academic alerts will be submitted by the course instructor.

Arriving Late or Leaving Early:

A “tardy” is arriving late for class or leaving class early. The instructor determines the timeframe for a “tardy,” the consequence of a tardy, and includes this information on the course syllabus.