Late Work Policy
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.
- One day late: 10% reduction
- Two days late: 20% reduction
- Three days late: 30% reduction
- More than three days late: No points given
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.
Standards for Oral and Written Work
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.
Communication with Instructors
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.
Judson University Adult Program Student Absence Communication Plan
NOTE: This does not mean the student absence is excused
FIELD TRIPS / FACULTY SCHEDULED EVENTS
Dean of the College or School in which the event is being approved will submit the communication via the Field Trip Notification Distribution List provided for all deans.
ILLNESS OR SCHEDULED HOSPITALIZATION
The student is responsible to contact their Adjunct Faculty member, Program Chair, and Advisor.
EMERGENCY HOSPITALIZATION / FAMILY EMERGENCY
The student is responsible to contact their Adjunct Faculty member. The Adjunct Faculty member will contact the Program Chair. Program Chair will contact the Advisor, Registrar, and Director of Retention.
MENTAL & EMOTIONAL HEALTH
The student is responsible to contact their Program Chair. The student will be provided with recommendations for counseling services through local agencies. The Program Chair will talk to the student regarding if they need to submit a Leave of Absence form. The Program Chair is responsible to contact the student’s Adjunct Faculty member, Dean of the School, Registrar, Advisor, and Director of Retention.
Recommended resources are:
- Jan Selander, Center for Marriage and Family, 815-391-3055
1463 South Bell School Road, Rockford, IL 61108
- Dr. Mussarat Zahid, 847-697-6464
- Dr. Syed Anwar, 847-697-2400
- Dr. Michael Shapiro, 847-697-6290
- Private practices: Sheilah Mahan, Kim Rapach, Gary Gilles,and Nate Perron.
If a student displays mental and/or emotional health concerns in the classroom to their Adjunct faculty member, the Adjunct Faculty member is responsible to contact the Program Chair and if they feel the student’s life is in danger they will contact the area police. If the student displays these concerns, but you do not feel their life is in danger, you may recommend the resources above.
The student is responsible to make this request known to the Tutoring and ADAA Compliance Officer. The Compliance Officer will provide the student the documentation to submit to their faculty outlining any accommodations
REMOVAL FROM CLASS DUE TO POLICY
The office enforcing the policy will need to email the student’s professors, Dean, Advisor, Registrar, and Director of Retention.