The U.S. Department of Education requires that every university monitor the attendance of their students. Liberty University uses the following definitions in determining student attendance:
Resident: Physically attending a class where there is an opportunity for direct interaction between the instructor and students, submitting an academic assignment; taking an exam, an interactive tutorial or computer-assisted instruction; attending a study group that is assigned by the school; participating in an online discussion about academic matters and initiating contact with a faculty member to ask a question about the academic subject studied in the course.
Online: Any required submission to Blackboard within the enrollment dates of the course (such as examinations, written papers or projects, any discussion board posts, etc.), any required submission outside of Blackboard within the enrollment dates of the course (MyLabsPlus, MyITLab, Late Nite Labs, Connect, Rosetta Stone, etc.), or initiating any communication with the professor regarding an academic subject. *This definition is based upon the delivery format of the course and not the student’s enrollment status (online versus on-campus).
To ensure compliance with the Department of Education in regard to attendance tracking and reporting, and to ensure that the policies regarding attendance and grades of “FN” are clearly outlined.
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