Regular attendance is expected at all scheduled class sessions. Each faculty member is responsible for keeping a written record of attendance and for advising students of expectations or performance and participation in these courses.
Whenever it appears that a student’s attendance record is jeopardizing academic standing, an instructor may provide written notice to the Dean of the Faculty. The Dean of the Faculty will send to the student, Registrar, and the advisor a copy of the Academic Warning from the instructor with a warning that disregard of the report may result in the student being dropped from the course. If the student persists in missing the class, the instructor may reduce the student’s grade or may drop the student from the course and record a “Withdraw.”
At the end of the first week of class, instructors may request that the Registrar’s Office administratively drop a student from their class if the student has a) missed all class meetings during the week and b) has not contacted the instructor to confirm that he/she plans to remain in the class. If the drop does not jeopardize the student’s full time status, the registrar’s office will drop the student and contact students on the wait list to enable them to add the course.
After the first week of class, whenever it appears that absences are jeopardizing a student’s academic standing, the faculty member is encouraged to issue a written Academic Warning to the student. Warnings are to be submitted to the Dean of the Faculty for distribution to the student, registrar, and advisor. Faculty may request that the registrar withdraw a student from a course after written warnings have been issued and the student has not rectified the problem.
It is the policy of Green Mountain College to allow make-ups for students who miss exams while actively representing the College (e.g., choir, sports teams). Such students must individually discuss with faculty their impending absence and make alternative arrangements before they miss an exam (blanket notices of team schedules from coaches are not sufficient in this regard).
Students are required to be present at semester examinations on the dates and times designated. Each student is informed of the exam schedule and should make vacation and travel plans accordingly. Only under unusual circumstances may exceptions be made. Only the Dean of the Faculty may make such exceptions.