The College assumes that all students will accept
responsibility for attending all classes. Attendance is
an obvious factor in knowing what material was
covered and what assignments were made during the
class period. It is the student's responsibility to find
out what work was missed. Absence from class in no
way relieves the student of responsibility for any of
the course work.
Instructors are not required or expected to investigate
prolonged absences. Students who stop attending
class without officially dropping before the
advertised deadline will remain on the class roster,
and instructors will assign these students the grade
Instructors who choose to do so may include
attendance in determining a student's grade.
Instructors who use attendance as a factor must
indicate on their syllabus what their policy is and
how attendance will affect the student's grade.
Regular class attendance is expected of all students.
Participation and interaction with others is a critical
component of an overall quality learning experience.
Attendance and participation, if so indicated in a
course syllabus, may be used to partially determine
the course grade along with other grade components
such as examinations, homework assignments.
are determined by the individual instructors.
Instructors must announce policies relevant to
attendance and, if announced, may use attendance
and/or participation in discussion, field work, and
laboratory work in determining grades.
interferes with their work in a course, instructors may recommend to the Program Director that the students be dropped from the classes. If this recommendation
is approved under the provision of a performance
evaluation hearing, students will be withdrawn and
assigned the grade of \u201cW\u201d. Instructors are not
required or expected to investigate prolonged
absences. Students who intend to drop a class, but
who stop attending without processing a Change of
Schedule Form will remain on the class roster and
instructors will assign these students the grade of \u201cF\u201d.
The college has no specific requirements concerning
class attendance, although individual instructors may
announce their individual policies. The absence of a
student from a class session in no way relieves the
student of responsibility for work covered or assigned
during that session.
When the absences of a student interfere seriously
with the student's work in a course, the instructor
may recommend to the dean that the student be
withdrawn from the class. If this recommendation is
approved, the student shall be withdrawn from the
class and assigned a grade of "W".
A currently enrolled student who plans to withdraw
from the Kent School must send a written request to
withdraw from the school to the BSW Program Co-
Directors. This letter can be sent via mail or e-mail. It
is the student\u2019s responsibility to take care of all
university business (i.e., financial aid, work study,
library fees, parking, etc) prior to leaving the
When students are unable to maintain continuous
enrollment, they may be granted a leave of absence.
Students requesting a leave of absence are required to
write a letter via mail or e-mail to the BSW Co-
Directors indicating the reason for the absence and
the anticipated date of return. Students who are on a
leave of absence will be placed in an inactive status
within the admissions office. All course work must be
completed within a 7-year period from the student\u2019s
matriculation. A leave of absence must conform to
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