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POLICY DEVELOPMENT

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Policy Author:

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Contributing Offices:

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Affected Parties:

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Location where Existing Policy can be Viewed:

http://bit.ly/2lDJ3Om (RO GR0028) and http://bit.ly/2lJpxjT (RO GR0034)

Complete Wording of New or Revised Policy:

Regular attendance in courses is expected throughout the length of the term. 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 which includes, but is not limited to:
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 submission of a required assignment within the enrollment dates of the course (such as examinations, written papers or projects, any discussion board posts, etc.) or initiating any communication with one’s professor regarding an academic subject.
*These definitions are based upon the delivery format of the course and not the student’s enrollment status (online versus on-campus).

Policy Rationale:

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SACS Criteria:

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Other Regulatory Criteria:

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Definition of Glossary Terms:

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Policy Keywords:

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Implementation Description:

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PROCEDURES FOR IMPLEMENTATION AND REVIEW

Policy Administrators:

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Policy Review Cycle:

Every 4 years

Procedures:

Students who begin a course, but at some point in the semester cease attending, and do not provide official notification to withdraw, will be assigned a grade of "FN” (Failure for Non-Attendance), dated to the student’s last date of attendance (based on the definitions provided above). A grade of "FN" will be assigned when a student stops attending and/or participating in a class for a period of 21 consecutive days or longer. "FN" indicates that the student ceased attendance and failed to complete the course objectives.
The student alone assumes responsibility for course work missed from non-attendance. If a student receives all FN’s in a term, he/she is subject to the Unofficial Withdrawal procedure that includes the reduction and/or return of all Financial Aid. Students are fully responsible for all resulting charges on their student account. To review the entire Financial Aid Withdrawal policy, go to www.liberty.edu/fapolicies.

Sanctions:

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Exceptions:

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Other Policy Link Locations:

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University Policy Template

Policy Name:

Class Attendance

Submission Date:

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Policy Area:

University-wide

☐ Unit-specific

 

Applies To:

Resident

Online

☒ Both

 

Action Being Taken:

Revision

New Policy

☐ Migration

Discontinue

Permission Level:

☐ Public

☐ Student

☐ Staff

☐ Admin

 

POLICY DEVELOPMENT

Issuing Office:

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Policy Author:

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Contributing Offices:

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Affected Parties:

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Location where Existing Policy can be Viewed:

http://bit.ly/2lDJ3Om (RO GR0028) and http://bit.ly/2lJpxjT (RO GR0034)

Complete Wording of New or Revised Policy:

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Definition of Glossary Terms

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Issuing Office

Registrar's Office

Affected Parties

Students

Policy Language

Regular attendance in courses is expected throughout the length of the term. 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 which includes, but is not limited to:

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 submission of a required assignment within the enrollment dates of the course (such as examinations, written papers or projects, any discussion board posts, etc.) or initiating any communication with one’s professor regarding an academic subject.

*These definitions are based upon the delivery format of the course and not the student’s enrollment status (online versus on-campus).

Policy Rationale

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SACS Criteria:

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Other Regulatory Criteria:

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Policy Keywords:

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Implementation Description:

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PROCEDURES FOR IMPLEMENTATION AND REVIEW

Policy Administrators:

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Policy Review Cycle:

Every 4 years



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Procedures

Students who begin a course, but at some point in the semester cease attending, and do not provide official notification to withdraw, will be assigned a grade of "FN” (Failure for Non-Attendance), dated to the student’s last date of attendance (based on the definitions provided above). A grade of "FN" will be assigned when a student stops attending and/or participating in a class for a period of 21 consecutive days or longer. "FN" indicates that the student ceased attendance and failed to complete the course objectives.

The student alone assumes responsibility for course work missed from non-attendance. If a student receives all FN’s in a term, he/she is subject to the Unofficial Withdrawal procedure that includes the reduction and/or return of all Financial Aid. Students are fully responsible for all resulting charges on their student account. To review the entire Financial Aid Withdrawal policy, go to www.liberty.edu/fapolicies.

Sanctions

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None specified

Exceptions

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Other Policy Link Locations:

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POLICY APPROVAL (Official Approver Use Only)

Need for Legal Counsel Review?

Yes         ☐ No

Approved By:

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Approval Date:

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Implementation Date:

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Final Policy Number:

RO GR0028

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