O. Assessment

O.1. Attendance

O.1.1. Classes

Absences are counted from the first day of classes and are classified as excused or unexcused.  Excused absences involve reasons of illness, authorized trips or circumstances beyond the student’s control. Absences for health reasons should be cleared by the university physician.  Absences for any reason other than those mentioned above are considered unexcused.  If a student’s total number of absences exceeds 10 hours of the total class hours in a course of three (3) units, a grade of F may be recorded, unless the student has a valid reason for an NC.  If warranted by special circumstances, the Graduate Council may grant him permission to make up for the missed class work.

O.1.2. Research Colloquium

The Research Colloquium, under the CGS Director, is considered an important part of the student’s academic experience wherein sharing of research findings is conducted and attendance is, therefore, encouraged.