ATTENDANCE

September 1st, 2012 @   -  No Comments

ATTENDANCE

SMSAH requires all students to adhere to the following class and clinical attendance guidelines strictly.

  • Ninety percent [90%] attendance is required for all classroom time and ninety- five [95%] of clinical time. Any missed classroom and clinical time, excused or unexcused, will be included in the allowed time of 10% for classroom and 5% for clinical. If a student misses more than 10% of any given course, the student will be required to repeat the course.
  • Students will arrive on time for classes and clinical site and be there for the entire length of the session as stated in the course or clinical schedule. Students must be at the designated place and unit at the clinical site five minutes to the beginning of the assignments. Students must remain on the units for the entire clinical time. Students will not leave for the day until all assignments and documentation are completed and the instructor dismisses them.
  • Missing more than 10% of class time will affect the student’s grade, and excessive absence or tardiness may result in the student’s inability to complete the program. Missing more than 5% of the clinical time in any area will require clinical makeup.
  • Examinations, quizzes, and return demonstration of clinical practicum missed due to absence or tardiness will not be made up.  Exceptions will be made for illness or emergency that is officially documented.
  • Tardiness or Absence: If a student must be tardy or absent, these procedures must be followed.
  • The student must inform the Saint Michael School of Allied Health Office, the instructor, and the clinical facility no later than one hour to the beginning of the scheduled class or clinical.
  • The student must arrange for a make-up clinical time, examination, quiz, and assignment with the instructor within one week of absence. This make
  • If a student is 15 minutes tardy to the clinical site, the student may be sent home and be given an absence for that day. A second tardy to the clinical site will be referred to the program administrator for appropriate action.

DOCUMENTATION OF ATTENDANCE RECORD

CLASSROOM ATTENDANCE RECORDS

Instructors shall be responsible for maintaining attendance records during classroom sessions and clinical experiences. At the beginning of each class session, the instructor will allocate a few minutes at a specific time for the students to sign in on the attendance record or conduct a roll call. Before the end of each class session, the instructor will again allocate a few minutes at a specific time for the students to sign out on the attendance record or conduct a roll call. The instructor must ensure that the attendance record sheets are turned in daily to the administration. A student is considered absent if the sign-in or sign-out attendance record sheets are not signed, or the roll call sheet is not checked.

CLINICAL ATTENDANCE RECORDS

At the beginning of each clinical session, the instructor will record the attendance of the students and again at the end of the clinical session. The clinical instructor must ensure that the attendance record sheets are turned over to the administration as early as possible. A student is considered absent if either of the sign-in or sign-out attendance record sheets are not signed. Clinical absences must be reported daily to the school administration as they occur.

ATTENDANCE AUDIT

The attendance record for each student will be audited at the end of each course to determine if this requirement has been met or not. The attendance record is also used for tuition audit. Any student who does not meet this requirement will receive an “F” grade for that course regardless of the actual grade score and will be required to repeat the course. *IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE STUDENT TO SELF-AUDIT THEIR ATTENDANCE ON A CONTINUING BASIS.

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