Attendance Policy FAQ
Find out more about our new attendance policy and how it affects you.
Flagler College has adopted a new attendance policy that is effective for the Fall 2018 semester. This new policy allows faculty independence to establish specific guidelines for attendance in their courses. All faculty will discuss their specific policy with students on the first day of class, emphasizing in particular the relationship between attendance, interaction in the classroom, and evaluation. The new attendance policy is as follows:
“Flagler College holds all members of our community to the highest academic standards in its pursuit of academic excellence. Regular attendance at classes, laboratories and examinations is fundamental to this commitment. Students are, therefore, expected to attend class as part of their personal responsibility as members of this community.
Individual professors will establish specific attendance policies for each class and publish them in the syllabus at the beginning of every academic semester. Professors must also discuss with students on the first day of class the relationship between attendance, interaction in the classroom, and evaluation in specific courses. Students have the responsibility to take appropriate action to make up missed work where permitted by the professor's policy. Absences for official college events, for example athletic or club academic travel, must be appropriately documented. All absences should be discussed with the professor in advance when possible.”
Frequently Asked Questions
The new attendance policy will go into effect this upcoming semester, Fall 2018.Back To Top
Each professor will give you their attendance policy on the first day of class.Back To Top
Since Flagler will no longer have a school wide attendance policy, you will no longer have to go through the process of filing for an excused absence! Your individual professors will provide you with their attendance policy for the semester.Back To Top
If you believe your grade has suffered because a professor has not properly enforced their attendance policy, you can file for a grade appeal under the “Appeal of Grade” policy found in the College Catalogue.Back To Top
Speak to your professor during the first week of class.Back To Top
Excused absences are a thing of the past! The Health Center, Counseling Center, and Office of Academic Affairs will no longer issue excused absence forms. Please work with your individual professors if you will miss class and/or class work.Back To Top
Health Services will remain as a resource for students who need medical help. Health services does not provide excused absences. However, they will still provide you their professional medical opinion.Back To Top