While attendance is mandatory in courses with practicums or preceptorships, regular attendance is expected in all courses. The specific attendance policy is determined by departmental guidelines and will be outlined in the program syllabus or course outline distributed to students at the commencement of the program or course.
Class participation may be evaluated in some courses or programs. Where participation is evaluated, as determined by the instructor or professor in compliance with departmental policies or guidelines, the program syllabus or course outline distributed to students at the commencement of the class will clearly state how participation will be assessed and its effect on the determination of final grades. See Audit Status for more information.
The College recognizes the diversity of religious practices among its students. The College will review requests from students to absent themselves from regularly scheduled classes and/or examinations on formal holy days of a recognized religion actively practiced by the requester. Consideration of such requests will be subject to operating constraints. Students will be required to make up missed work or other such requirements as may be deemed necessary and appropriate in granting the request.
Students shall inform their instructors or professors within the first two weeks of classes of the holy days on which they wish to be absent during a semester, and shall discuss possible alternative arrangements with the instructors or professors.
Instructors and professors shall make reasonable efforts to accommodate such requests. In some instances, consultation with the Program Dean or Director, or designate may be advisable.
Students enrolled in a formal course of studies at the College may on occasion have the opportunity to enrich or supplement their studies by way of a field trip arranged by instructional staff. Field trips must be formally authorized by the Program Dean or Director, or designate. Field trips may be scheduled outside of regularly scheduled class time and for some courses, the field trip is a mandatory component of the course and will be specified as such in the program syllabus or course outline.
Okanagan College Calendar: Printed 05/24/2017