Attendance Policy (Instructions for Faculty Only)
Regent University is required to maintain accurate attendance records by the U.S. Department of Education.
Two attendance units will be recorded each week for each student per course.
- On-line students will have two Blackboard Group Discussion Board postings each week equal to 16 total attendance units for each course. Any missed or late postings will result in 1 less attendance unit recorded.
- On-campus students will have 2 class hours each week equal to 16 total attendance units for each course. One less attendance unit will be recorded for any missed portion of one class hour.
Any on-line or on-campus course may have more than (but will not have less than) 16 total Group Discussion Board postings or class hours within the course; however, only 16 total (postings or class hours) are used for recording attendance (2 each week). Any 2 hours each week may be used to calculate the lost attendance unit(s) for each student.
Faculty will record attendance weekly in 8 Blackboard boxes and once in Genisys at the end of the session/course. Each student's attendance must be recorded and final records must not be changed.
Faculty should use the following scale to record attendance in their gradebooks:
|0 points||Missed 2 or more hours of class||Submitted no weekly postings|
|1 point||Attended a portion of one hour of class||Submitted 1 of 2 required weekly postings|
|2 points||Attended 2 or more hours of class||Submitted a minimum of 2 required weekly postings|
Because class absences and missed Group Discussion Board posting deadlines sometimes occur because of extenuating professional or personal situations, faculty members may, at their discretion, offer a student an opportunity to gain back some or all of the lost percentage points through whatever means they deem appropriate to the situation; however, the recorded loss of the attendance unit will not be altered in the records, even if a student makes up the missed class/work and related grade points. These attendance percentage point deductions may be in addition to and separate from any lost participation points that an individual professor may also deduct for a missed class/assignment.
- For 5 or less missed attendance units a faculty member may deduct, at their discretion, up to 5% from the student's final grade for each missed attendance unit.
- For 6 or more missed attendance units a faculty member may deduct, at their discretion, up to 10% from the student's final grade for each missed attendance unit.