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Provides information on attendance criteria and how to create an Early Alert and Progress Report.

Attendance/Participation Criteria

Criteria used to Identify Attendance/Participation 

A school must demonstrate that a student participated in class or

was otherwise engaged in an academically related activity.

Attendance/Participation is defined as:

  • physically attending a class/lab where there is an opportunity for direct interaction between the instructor/parapro and students
  • participating in online requirements (including online discussion boards, blogs, etc.)
  • submitting an academic assignment in class or online 
  • taking a quiz or exam in class or online, completing an interactive tutorial, or participating in computer-assisted instruction  

In a distance education context, documenting that a student has logged into an online class is not sufficient, by itself, to demonstrate attendance by the student.

  • When issuing a failing course grade, use the above definitions to determine Last Date of Attendance.
  • Kirtland will use the official withdrawal date as the student’s Last Date of Attendance for unofficial withdrawals and the issuing of failing grades.  

LDA= Last Date of Attendance is reported in MyKirtland. 

Kirtland Community College’s definition of attendance/participation was developed in accordance with the current Federal Student Aid Handbook.