COMMON COURSE SYLLABUS LINKS AND POLICY INFORMATION
The academic calendar gives the start and end dates for semester sessions and important deadlines for dropping classes, withdrawing from classes, etc. Please refer to this calendar for important deadlines to (1) drop your course and receive a tuition refund and (2) withdraw from your course without a grade penalty.
Canvas Course Access
Meetings of this course might be recorded; these recordings will be available to students registered for this class and are intended to supplement the classroom experience. Students are expected to follow appropriate BRCC policies and maintain the security of passwords used to access recorded lectures. Recordings may not be reproduced, shared with those not in the class, or uploaded to other online environments without prior written instructor permission; doing so would be a breach of the BRCC Honor Code. If the instructor or any other BRCC personnel or departments plan for other uses for the recordings beyond this class, students identifiable in the recordings will be asked for consent prior to such use.
As a college student, you are expected to show integrity in your work and interactions with others.
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Attendance is considered a measure of progress as defined by federal financial aid regulations. In order to maintain eligibility for financial aid, BRCC must proactively monitor course progress. Students who receive federal financial aid or veteran’s educational benefits and are not attending classes may be administratively withdrawn from the course.
For all courses, punctual and regular attendance is expected. When absence from a class becomes necessary, the student is responsible for informing the instructor prior to the absence whenever possible. The student is also responsible for completion of all work missed during an absence. Instruction missed may affect the student’s grade, regardless of the reason for the absence. Failure to attend within the first 15% (last day to drop with a refund) of class sessions will result in administrative drop from the course.
Attendance policy for distance learning courses: Failure to demonstrate active participation within the first 15% (last day to drop with a refund) of an online class will result in an administrative drop from the course. Tuition paid will not be refunded to students who do not participate. For online courses, never attending is defined as never having participated in any class discussions or other course activities.
BRCC provides academic accommodations and support for students with documented disabilities. Students must submit current documentation of a disability by a qualified professional to Disability Services before academic accommodations can be requested. Qualified professional evaluations by physicians, psychologists, audiologists, etc., must have been completed within the last three years.
Final Course Grade Appeal Policy
- The student should submit his/her complaint in writing to the appropriate administrative unit.
- The College will respond in writing within the designated time frame.
Documentation of written complaints and the College’s written response will be kept in a secure location for three years and then will be destroyed.
Enrolling in classes at Blue Ridge Community College is a serious investment of money, time, and effort. To be successful, students must be aware of the challenges ahead of them and be willing and able to work toward meeting those challenges. Knowing what faculty expect helps students get the most out of the learning experience in the classroom and online.
College instructors have encountered most of the challenges, frustrations, stresses, and triumphs that students will face. Faculty members know what students need to do to succeed in their courses and will work with students to that end.
BRCC Alert Registration
Blue Ridge Community College uses BRCC Alert to immediately contact you during a major crisis or emergency. BRCC Alert delivers important emergency alerts, notifications and updates to you on all your devices.