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Office of The Registrar

IU Northwest Policies

IU Northwest Attendance and Course Commitment Policy

Preamble

Attendance and active participation in courses are key factors for academic success.  Students who do not attend their classes and who do not complete their assignments in a timely manner are less likely to successfully complete their courses.

Policy

At the discretion of the academic department, students who do not attend the first scheduled week of classes and who have not made prior arrangements with their instructor may be subject to administrative withdrawal.

At the discretion of the faculty, students who miss more than 50% of their class meetings and/or who do not actively participate in their enrolled classes during the first four weeks of the fall or spring semesters may be subject to administrative withdrawal from their courses. Students may be administratively withdrawn regardless of their class level or standing.

  • Courses in which the Attendance and Course Commitment Policy applies are approved by the academic department and applies to all sections. Courses on the approved list will remain in approved status until otherwise repealed by the academic department.  The Office of the Registrar will maintain and publish a list of courses that have been approved to enforce the Attendance and Course Commitment Policy.
  • In courses in which this policy applies, notice of the Attendance and Course Commitment Policy, including a definition of active participation, must be included in the course syllabus.  Students must be informed that administrative withdrawal may have an impact on their financial aid awards and/or student visa status.
  • Faculty teaching courses in which this policy applies are encouraged to take attendance.  To accommodate large lecture classes and courses taught through distance learning, submission of course assignments can be used to document attendance and participation.  If faculty members choose to use course work submissions as the primary means of documenting attendance and active participation, a statement must be included in the course syllabus.  If attendance is not taken and a student is subsequently withdrawn for not submitting any assignments, the due date of the first assignment will be the last date of attendance.
  • The instructor who initiates an administrative withdrawal may rescind it within one week of the original request.
  • Students who are administratively withdrawn from their courses after any refund period will not be eligible for a tuition refund.
  • Administrative withdrawal requests will be processed only during the periods listed below:
    • first week of the fall and spring semesters
    • after the last scheduled class of the fourth week through the end of the fifth week of the fall and spring semesters
  • Academic units may establish an attendance policy that is more restrictive than outlined in this policy, but administrative withdrawal will occur only during the enforcement periods.
  • This policy will go into effect fall 2012.

Suggested Syllabus Language (see notes below)

IU Northwest Attendance and Course Commitment Policy

This course has been approved to enforce the IU Northwest Attendance and Course Commitment Policy and the full text of this policy is available at <<TBD>>

As a student in this course, you are expected to attend scheduled class meetings and actively participate in all class activities.  Students who miss the first week of the semester or who do not attend 50% of the scheduled class meetings before the end of the fourth week of the semester may be subject to administrative withdrawal.  Regardless of attendance, students who do not actively participate in this class by not submitting a majority of their assignments by the posted due date are subject to administrative withdrawal.  Students who are administratively withdrawn from this class after the fourth week will not be eligible for a tuition refund.  Administrative withdrawals may have an impact on the student’s financial aid awards and visa status.

Suggested Syllabus Language Notes

Faculty are encouraged to define active participation for their classes and may edit the syllabus language to address these expectations.  Per the Attendance and Course Commitment Policy, students must be informed that this policy is in effect and subsequent administrative withdrawals may have an impact on financial awards and student visa statuses.

The following courses have been approved to invoke the Attendance and Course Commitment Policy:

College of Arts and Sciences

AFRO All undergraduate courses
ANTH All undergraduate courses
AST All undergraduate courses
BIOL All undergraduate courses
CDNS All undergraduate courses
CHEM All undergraduate courses
CHRI All undergraduate courses
CMLT All undergraduate courses
COAS All undergraduate courses
COMM All undergraduate courses
CSCI All undergraduate courses
DPIS All undergraduate courses
ENG All undergraduate courses
FINA All undergraduate courses
FREN All undergraduate courses
GEOG All undergraduate courses
GEOL All undergraduate courses
GER All undergraduate courses
HIST All undergraduate courses
INFO All undergraduate courses
ITAL All undergraduate courses
JOUR All undergraduate courses
LING All undergraduate courses
MATH All undergraduate courses
MUS All undergraduate courses
PHIL All undergraduate courses
PHSL All undergraduate courses
PHYS All undergraduate courses
POLS All undergraduate courses
PSY All undergraduate courses
REL All undergraduate courses
SCS All undergraduate courses
SOC All undergraduate courses
SPAN All undergraduate courses
SPCH All undergraduate courses
TEL All undergraduate courses
THTR All undergraduate courses
WGS All undergraduate courses
Undergraduate courses begin with a 0, 1, 2, 3 or 4
     

School of Business and Economics  (Beginning Fall 2013)

BUS-A 201 INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
BUS-A 215  NUTRITION FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
BUS-A 202 INTRODUCTION TO MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING
BUS-A 206  USES OF FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING DATA
BUS-W 100 BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION: INTRODUCTION
BUS-X 220 CAREER PERSPECTIVES
ECON-E 103 INTRODUCTION TO MICROECONOMICS
ECON-E 104 INTRODUCTION TO MACROECONOMICS
ECON-E 111 ECONOMIC HISTORY
 

School of Education

EDUC-X 151 READ - LEARN TECHNIQUES 2
EDUC-X 155 CRITICAL READING & RESEARCH SEMINAR
EDUC-X 157 KEY STRATIGIES FOR ACADEMIC SUCCESS

 

College of Health Sciences

HIM All Courses
NURS-B 230 DEVELOPMENTAL ISSUES & HEALTH
NURS-B 231 COMM SKILL FOR HLTH PROFSNL
NURS-B 232 INTRO TO DISCIPLINE
NURS-B 233 HEALTH AND WELLNESS
NURS-B 244 COMPREHENSIVE HLTH ASSESSMENT
NURS-B 248 SCI & TECHNOLOGY OF NURSING
NURS-H 351 ALT IN NEURO-PSY HLTH
NURS-H 353 ALTERATIONS IN HEALTH I
NURS-H 361 ALTERATIONS IN HEALTH II
NURS-H 363 THE DEVELOPING FAMILY & CHILD
NURS-H 365 NURSING RESEARCH
NURS-S 470 RESTORATIVE HLTH FOR SYSTEMS
NURS-S 472 A MULTI SYS APP TO HLTH OF COM
NURS-S 481 NURSING MANAGEMENT
NURS-S 484 EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE
NURS-S 485 PROF GROWTH & EMPOWERMENT
RADS-R 185 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY
SPEA-* All graduate courses
SPEA-* All undergraduate courses
Graduate courses begin with a 5 or 6
Undergraduate courses begin with a 0, 1, 2, 3 or 4