Attendance and Responsibility for Learning

Attendance and Responsibility for Learning

All students receive assistance in identifying and achieving goals. The College’s approach to education emphasizes that students accept responsibility for their learning. Therefore, students are expected to make maximum use of learning opportunities available to them.

Although student attendance is not the primary requisite for learning, academic success is closely related to classroom attendance. For this reason, students are encouraged to attend classes regularly. It is the student’s responsibility to adhere to attendance requirements stated in the syllabus of each course.

Attendance Requirements

Oklahoma City Community College expects students to attend class on a regular and punctual basis. If a student is absent from class, regardless of the cause, it is the responsibility of the student to communicate with the instructor to discuss work missed. The instructor will determine whether or not the student will be permitted to make up work and will decide on the time and nature of the makeup. If a student does not appear at a pre-arranged time for make-up work, he/she forfeits the right to make up the work.

Faculty may institute a class attendance policy, provided the policy is approved by the dean and presented in writing with the course syllabus to the students at the start of the class.