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Pima County Community College District Board Policy

Board Policy Title:   Student Attendance and Participation
Board Policy Number: BP-3103
Adoption Date:  4/15/81
Revision Date(s):  4/7/09, 10/17/14
Schedule for Review & Update:   1/13/15 and Annually thereafter
Unit Responsible for Review & Update:  Provost
Sponsoring Unit/Department:    Provost
Motion Number:  2499
Legal Reference:   34 CFR 668 (Department of Education Student Assistance General Provisions) and  38 CFR 21 (Department of Veterans Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation and Education)          
Cross Reference:  
Grading, BP-3108 and Class Orientation, BP-3113


Course attendance and participation are essential to student success.  Students are expected to demonstrate participation in and completion of coursework and to adhere to course attendance and participation requirements per course syllabi.  Students who fail to meet these requirements may be withdrawn from a course.

Pima Community College recognizes that federal and state regulations require institutions to have a process to monitor and report student attendance. Students are expected to attend and participate in the course prior to the course drop deadline. Students who fail to meet this requirement will be dropped from a course.

Students with excessive consecutive absences will be identified using the registration status of RN (Registered but Not Attending). Once the student has been absent for a designated period of time, the student’s record will be flagged with the RN status. The College will initiate contact to determine whether the student intends to return to the course.  If the College is unable to confirm the student’s intent to return, the student will be considered unofficially withdrawn and adverse consequences may result for the student.

RN is a registration status not a grade. A student can be reinstated upon approved appeal. RN students remain on class rosters and instructors will record a final grade at the end of the semester per BP-3108.