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New attendance policy

New attendance policy

by Dennis Przybyla -
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March 16, 2020

Addendum to Career College of Northern Nevada’s College Catalog

RE: Attendance Policy

Page 6 of our current college catalog explains our attendance policy. The policy is designed to

address on ground learning in the classroom. As we transition to an online (blended)

environment we are making an adjustment to the attendance policy that allows students to

pick the time to do their online course work.

Effective March 16, 2020, student attendance will be monitored through two channels. First,

Online activity on the server. You must log in and do learning activities or

submit assignments at least once each week. Two, students must schedule time with the

instructor to complete lab work on campus. Students who do not log in and complete course

work or come onto campus to complete lab work each week will be contacted by the Student

Success Director, Academic Dean or the faculty member in charge of the course to determine

remedial work to stay caught up. Students who fail to take the final exam as scheduled will be

deemed to have withdrawn unless prior approval is gained from the instructor to take the exam

later than the end of the term. Under no circumstances will final exams be extended more than

one week from the end of the term.

Students who fail to submit work or come on campus to complete lab work for two weeks or

otherwise fall behind on progression will be placed on attendance probation. While on

attendance probation the student must make contact with the Student Success Director to

discuss progress on their individual progress plan each week. Students who are on attendance

probation and fail to make contact with the student success director for two consecutive weeks

will be dismissed.

For the current phase (February 24 – April 10) we will expect work to be submitted by the end

of week 5 (March 27) as we transition students into this new online environment. We

encourage you to get started immediately and to set a routine to do your coursework during

the same times as you would have been taking the classes had we not cancelled the face to face

classes. This will set a routine in your life and make it easier to stay on track to graduation. But

we recognize that there will be issues to work out during the transition.