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Steps in Reporting Attendance 

UWSP Attendance Roster Policy

The Attendance Roster is located the myCourses module of myPoint.

With Regards to an online class: A student is considered to be enrolled in an online course if they complete an online learning activity within the timeframe for this process.  A simple log in is not adequate to determine attendance.  A post on a discussion board, completion of a quiz or assignments would be something that demonstrates participation in the class.

  1. Attending Students
    The attendance roster pre-assigns all students as Attending.  If all your students are in attendance, click the "Update Attendance” button and you will have satisfied the commenced attendance policy of the university.

    • If a student notified you that they will be absent - consider the student as attending.
    • If you have not been contacted about a student's absence - you may report the student as never attended.

  2. Never Attended Students
    During the first eight days of the term, any student reported as "Never Attended" will be administratively dropped from the section within the next 1 to 2 business days.  After the eighth day of the term, students will NOT be administratively dropped but you may still use the Attendance Roster to report students that have stopped attending class. 

    • If a student is administratively dropped, reinstatement into the same section or course is NOT guaranteed.
    • To be reinstated, the student MUST submit a completed Add/Drop Form to the Enrollment Services Center (ESC) OR the instructor may email or call the ESC at 715-346-3300.

  3. Last Attended on Date
    If a student has stopped attending, use the Attendance Roster to report a "Last Attended on Date." Use your best estimate to select a last date of attendance.  If a student who stopped attending begins attending your class again, please update your Attendance Roster (before the end of the term) so that the student is listed as "Attending."  
  • Only the instructor of record can report attendance information.

  • After you click Update Attendance, a message appears on screen indicating the process has been completed. 

  • After you enter roster changes, always remember to click the Update Attendance button before exiting.

  • The Enrollment Services Center will email all students reported as never attending or stopped attending. 

  • Courses dropped during the first eight days are "Clear Drops" and will NOT appear on the student’s transcript.

  • Students are officially responsible for dropping their courses.  We are relying on faculty to report non-attending students, but if a student stops attending (and they were not reported as non-attending), the student needs to officially drop the course prior to the 10th week of the term. If the course is not dropped, grades of F will be assigned by the instructor.  

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