Attendance and active participation at all face-to-face class sessions and significant activity in eLearn each week is expected. In the event an absence is necessary, students are encouraged to inform the instructor via email and/or the Adult Professional Studies front desk by telephone prior to an absence.
Attendance is defined as:
The following guidelines apply, regardless of course length:
*If the student wishes to appeal denial of a substitute assignment, it must be run through the Program Director to the Dean of the School of Leadership and Business with signatures from both. If the instrutor is willing to accept a substitute assignment, he/she will define it.
A pattern of absences, e.g., missing class meetings in two or more consecutive courses or missing consecutive Saturday sessions, may result in an administrative withdrawal from the program. Any changes in course schedule also affects financial aid.
Regardless of reason, all late work will be reduced in grade by the following scale. Work is considered late when it is not completed at the time stated in the curriculum guide. Thus, if work is to be submitted prior to the start of a class session, the work is considered one day late when that class session begins.
Students who believe a grade reduction has occurred due to a legitimate emergency (e.g., accident, hospitalization, death in family) may appeal their final grade after the final grade has been submitted by the instructor. Written justification such as a letter from a doctor must be submitted with the Request for Grade Change paperwork.
Students are to follow the rules and guidelines of the APA manual, for all written assignments, which they receive as part of their educational resources. It is always a wise practice to make copies or save all assignments, papers, etc. to your computer hard drive or a flash drive before submitting your paper through eLearn.
All work-oral and written-is to be at university level. Work will be evaluated according to the Professional Studies' written and oral presentation rubrics.
Cell phones are to be turned off or placed on vibration mode while you are in class; use of laptops, iPads or any other devices is to the instructor's discretion.
Students are expected to communicate with instructors if they have questions or concerns. The very best way to communicate is through the instructor's Judson University email account. Students can also email their instructors through their eLearn course site. Instructors may also provide telephone numbers or other email addresses as they wish. Once a course has started, an instructor is expected to respond to students' questions and concerns within 24 hours.
The final assignment in all courses is to complete the online course evaluation. This must be completed before the instructor can assign a final grade.
Virginia L. GuthAssociate Vice President for Student Success/University Registrar
Maria L. AguirreAssistant to the RegistrarGraduate ProgramsStudy Abroad ProgramsCommencement
Heather JohnsonAssistant Registrar Adult Programs
Susan J. KunzeAssistant to the RegistrarTraditional ProgramsReporting
Erika MillerStudent RecordsTranscript OrderingEnrollment Verifications
Kirsten OlsonTransfer Student Director
Jill A. HargisGraduation Auditor
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