Policies

It is the policy of the College that the hours of attendance will be established and regulated by the administration of the College. Punctual and regular attendance for scheduled classes, laboratory sessions and all scheduled learning activities is expected of all students.

Where absenteeism adversely affects student’s progress and performance, dismissal from the College may result.

1. PURPOSE AND SCOPE
This policy is intended to establish the responsibilities of all registered students as it relates to attendance.

2. POLICY
It is the policy of the College that the hours of attendance will be established and regulated by the administration of the College. Punctual and regular attendance for scheduled classes, laboratory sessions and all scheduled learning activities is expected of all students.

Where absenteeism adversely affects student’s progress and performance, dismissal from the College may result.

3. PROCEDURE
The Senior Vice-President of Academic and Student Services shall ensure that procedures are developed and implemented in accordance with this policy.

Procedure SS-217
If absenteeism adversely affects student’s progress and performance, the following procedures as referenced in the Student Discipline policy SS-202, may be carried out:
  1. Student will receive a verbal warning from his/her instructor;
  2. If the verbal warning does not result in improved attendance, the instructor will report the situation to the administrator responsible for the program;
  3. A written reprimand may then be issued to the student from the administrator responsible for the program and a copy placed in the student’s file;
  4. If attendance is not improved, the administration responsible for the program could:
    1. Restrict privileges. The student would be informed in writing and a copy placed in the student’s file;
    2. Suspend or dismiss the student. The student would be informed in writing and a copy placed in the student’s file.
  5. If dismissal results, a copy of the dismissal letter must be forwarded to the Senior Vice-President of Academic and Student Services.