Section Two: Using Disability Services and Accommodations
Attendance And Absence Issues
College Attendance Policies
Your instructor will set the attendance policy for students in the class and will state it on the course syllabus (outline). Listen carefully for your instructor’s attendance and make-up policies. It is the student's responsibility to know the attendance policies in their classes.
Attendance has been found to impact class performance significantly, so we encourage you to regularly attend all class sessions. If your disability negatively impacts regular attendance, consult with your DSS Counselor or LD Specialist.
In some courses, student participation in classroom activities may be deemed an essential part of the learning objective. If that is the case, attendance may be integral and affect a grade through a participation component. Faculty members are not required to lower their academic standards or make fundamental alterations of their courses.
Absences on the First Day of the Quarter
Instructors may drop students automatically who do not show up to the first day of the class. A student on the waiting list may be put in your place. If you are unable to attend for a legitimate reason, it is advisable to notify your instructor before the class meets. You can request that your place be held, though it is at the discretion of the instructor.