In order for Augsburg University to be remain in compliance with state and federal financial aid regulations, faculty must:
- Submit a Non-Attendance/Non-Participation report during the mandatory reporting window for each class indicating students who did not attend or participate in their class at the beginning of the term.
- Report students who stop attending or participating in their class during the term through an Ad Hoc Alert or Mid-Term Progress Report anytime after the mandatory Non-Attendance/Non-Participation reporting period.
Instructors are not required to take and report attendance during the whole term, however the university must know which students start and finish. Instructors can gauge attendance/participation through Census Day of the term by one or more of the following means: class attendance, Moodle activity, pre-class survey or online introduction, contact from the student, completed assignments, quizzes or exams, etc. Instructors are free to determine the best method for determining attendance/participation for their class(es).
- Beginning of Term (student doesn’t start):
- Non-Attendance/Non-Participation is defined as inactivity in the classroom setting during the drop/add period of the term and a failure to communicate with the instructor to explain that period of inactivity.
- A student who engages in an academic-related activity is considered attending/participating and should not be reported.
- Examples of academic-related participation include:
- Attending an in-person class
- Submitting online academic-related activity (simply logging into an online class does not count)
- Taking an exam or submitting an assignment
- End of Term (student starts but doesn’t finish):
- Non-Attendance/Non-Participation is defined as a lack of activity in the classroom setting and a failure to communicate with the instructor to explain that period of inactivity.
- Examples of inactivity may include: stopping in-person attendance at class, an absence of online participation or Moodle activity, and/or a failure to complete assignments, exams, etc