Attendance is an important component which influences the quality of education at any level of study; however, in an accelerated degree program it is paramount. One of the key benefits of the Master of Education in Literacy Program is degree completion in only one year; one of the drawbacks is that this benefit necessitates a strict attendance policy that is adhered to by each professor. Late arrival to class is not acceptable with obvious exceptions being made for unavoidable circumstances. An evident pattern of late arrival will be addressed by the Program Director.
To graduate from this degree program, students must have attended 95% of their classes. This allows for only four absences throughout the entire program, and even those absences must fall within specific parameters:
A student who misses more than four class sessions throughout the entire program will, under most circumstances, be automatically withdrawn from the program.
Appeals may be made to the Program Director with regard to unusual or extenuating circumstances which impact attendance.
Final grades for the Master of Education in Literacy Program will not contain (+) or (-) signs.
A grade point average of 3.0 is required to graduate from this program. A graduate student may receive a grade of C as the final grade in one course and remain in the program. Upon receiving a second C as a final course grade, however the graduate student will be required to withdraw from the program. Students receiving a grade of C will need to earn a grade of A in a course (or courses) of equal credit value in order to maintain the GPA needed to graduate.
Any student has the right to appeal a questioned grade to the course instructor in writing, if the student believes the instructor has miscalculated the grade, or has not given reasonable and timely assessment of the student's course assignments. The appeal process must conclude within six weeks of the start of the appeal. Grade changes submitted after the six-week deadline will not be processed.
A procedure has been established for resolving those occasions when a student actively disagrees with the grade received in a course.
The primary method of communication between graduate students and the university will be through electronic mail.
While enrolled in the Master of Education in Literacy program, students have the responsibility to check their Judson University e-mail accounts daily for timely and important communication that may be sent from the Program Director, professors teaching in the program, or offices of the university.
Students admitted to and entering the Master of Education in Literacy program must accept full responsibility for consequences resulting from a failure to regularly read and respond to e-mails related to coursework or university obligations. Graduate students experiencing difficulty in using a Judson University e-mail account should notify both the IT Help Desk (847) 628-5040 and the
Program Director (847) 628-1093.
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