Okefenokee Technical College

Okefenokee Technical College 2013-2014 Catalog

Attendance Appeal Process

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Registration and Records

A student who has been dropped from class as a result of attendance violations must begin the process listed below within three (3) business days of being dropped. The student will continue to attend class until the issue is resolved.

Step One

The student shall discuss the attendance issue with the instructor who enforced the attendance policy. The student must confer with the lead instructor or program director of the department if the instructor is off campus. If the issue is not resolved at this level, the student has two business days to appeal to the division dean.

Step Two (if necessary)

The student shall submit complete copies of a written statement and all attachments to the division dean. In an effort to resolve the matter, the dean shall carefully review the student’s written statement and confer with the student and the instructor, individually, and/or together. The dean will review the material provided by the student and may also employ other means to review and investigate the matter. If the issue is not resolved at this level, the student has three business days to appeal to the Vice President for Academic Affairs for a final ruling.

Step Three (if necessary)

The student will contact the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs for an appointment concerning the attendance issue. All documentation (form, written statement, etc.) must be submitted to the VPAA’s office 24 hours prior to the meeting. The decision of the VPAA is final.