6.5.1sr2 - SRTC Procedure: Student Attendance

Southern Regional Technical College (SRTC) expects students to be punctual and attend all classes for which they are registered. SRTC believes that attendance is a vital part of any course. Excessive absences can severely impact the student’s ability to acquire the information needed to be successful.

SRTC also recognizes that the impact of attendance varies from program to program and course to course. To facilitate instructional environments appropriate to each program and course, SRTC allows the Attendance Statement to be customized to the needs of each course, under the guidance of the Program Chair for each program discipline. Program Chairs have the authority to develop specific attendance requirements for courses within their program discipline and require instructors within their program discipline to adhere to those requirements. The Participation Statement is required to be included in the course syllabus.

Participation Requirements

Active participation is demonstrated through academically related activities such as, but not limited to the following: submitting a current academic assignment

  • completing an exam, an interactive tutorial, or computer-assisted instruction
  • participating in an online discussion about academic matters

Logging in to a class is not considered active participation.

Instructor Responsibilities

The instructor is responsible for contacting the student when lack of activity is evident. Instructors are responsible for maintaining accurate student participation records to comply with financial aid and federal regulations and be able to provide a documented last date of activity upon request. When lack of attendance negatively affects the student’s performance in the classroom, the instructor will submit an alert through the TEAMS system.


The Vice President for Academic Affairs has the overall responsibility for ensuring this procedure is implemented.

Adopted: 03-09-2015
Implemented: 07-01-2015
Revised: 08-19-2021