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Students are expected to attend all timetabled commitments. Attendance is taken at the beginning of every class and on- or off-site experiential learning opportunity.

The BISC understands that there may be unexpected situations that make a student unable to attend a timetabled commitment. In these cases, it is the student’s responsibility to approach their instructors to discuss the absence. 

In exceptional circumstances where a longer absence may occur (e.g. ongoing illness, family bereavement), students must provide a signed note of absence to verify the legitimacy and duration of the absence. The note of absence will usually be signed by a professional (medical, psychological, etc.) and should detail the anticipated duration of absence. The note of absence should be provided to the Deputy Academic Director who will keep a copy on record. The contents of the note of absence are confidential and will never be shared with instructors; however the Attendance Supervisor or Deputy Academic Director may let instructors know that a student’s absence is legitimate and will recommend that the student should not be penalised for it. It remains the responsibility of the student to student approach instructors directly to discuss possible remedies for an anticipated poor participation grade.
 
Considerations:
 
It is important to note that attendance is not synonymous with participation. For the purposes of this policy, attendance is defined as a student’s physical presence at a timetabled commitment. In contrast, participation is an evaluation of class engagement. While the weighting and assessment of participation varies across courses (rubrics and expectations are given in every course syllabus), BISC courses generally have a high participation component. As such, regular absences are likely to have a significant impact on a student’s academic standing, and could even lead to a student failing the course. However, students will not be unduly penalised for legitimate absences, even if these are of longer duration. In such cases, the student should approach instructors directly to discuss possible remedies for an anticipated poor participation grade. Such remedies may include extra written or oral assignments. The Deputy Academic Director can also be asked to assist with the negotiation of remedies between the instructor and the student. Please note that the right of students to appeal any academic assessment, including participation grade, is not affected by this policy; see: http://www.queensu.ca/artsci/students-at-queens/academic-appeals​​
 
Summer 2017
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