Week One: Law in a Global Context - 2014 Attendance Policy
Mandatory Attendance Rule: Week One: Law in a Global Context (“Week One”) is a required course in the first-year curriculum and attendance is mandatory for all sessions. Except as specified below, a student who fails to timely attend any session will be withdrawn from the course and must retake Week One in its entirety in the following year. A part-time student who paid tuition on a per-credit basis for Week One and is withdrawn from the course is not entitled to a tuition refund.
A student has not “timely attended” if he or she is more than 10 minutes late to any session. Frequent abuse of the 10 minute grace period will result in a student being withdrawn from the course and having to retake it in its entirety in the following year.
A) Excused absences from large group sessions (i.e., plenary and panel):
A student may miss no more than one day of large group sessions if due to:
- Religious Observance. A student who must miss a large group session for religious observance reasons must notify the Registrar in writing (firstname.lastname@example.org) before 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 3, 2014.
- Extraordinary Cause. A student who must miss a large group session for extraordinary cause (as defined on pages 74-75 of the 2013-2014 Student Handbook) must provide timely notice and satisfactory documentation of the reasons for the absence to the Registrar. If the student becomes sick during Week One, he or she should proceed immediately to a doctor/hospital/student health center in order to obtain satisfactory documentation.
A student excused under this section must listen to and/or watch the recording(s) for all missed class session(s). The student will receive an email with instructions for how to access the recording(s) and the deadline for completing this requirement.
B) Absences from small group sessions (i.e., all breakout sessions):
A student who misses any small group (i.e., breakout) session, whether due to religious observance, extraordinary cause, or other reason, must retake Week One in the following year. In rare circumstances, the faculty director may determine that the student is able to make up the missed work and remain enrolled.