Registrar's Office allows on campus instructors the first nine days of the semester or block to request a student be manually withdrawn from a class.
Online has the same amount of time to request a student to be withdrawn.
The last day to add classes is on the seventh day of the semester.
Due to the nature of online classes, authorizing students to add classes after the first week puts the student at a disadvantage.
o Make up homework. o I-Learn may take up to 48 hours to load the class. o Added burden on the instructor.
Proposed Policy Students that are enrolled in an online class, with no recorded activity in that class, will be dropped by the campus "Registration Deadline."
Proposed Procedure 1. Online instructors will make an effort to contact the students within the first four days. 2. On day five, a list of "non-participators" will be generated. 3. The OSC will inform those students that if they do not have some activity in the class they will be withdrawn. 4. On day six, a second list of "non-participators" will be generated. 5. That list will be reviewed and then sent to Student Records and Registration (SRR). 6. Between day six and seven, SRR will withdraw those inactive students.
Notes: By withdrawing the students before the close of business on day seven, it will allow a few hours for a student that really did want to be in the class to re-add the class by themselves. Also, students that have been waiting to add the class will have a chance to add the class.
Positives and Negatives Positives: 1. Students that didn't want to be in the class will not receive a grade rather than receiving a "W" or "F" grade. 2. By withdrawing students on the "Registration Deadline," other students that want the class will be able to add the class. 3. Student will receive a 100% refund on that class.
Negatives: 1. Some students may not want to be withdrawn and would like a chance to make up class work. 2. Financial aid implication