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Course Participation Policy

Course Participation Policy

The Art of Education University is committed to ensuring students take personal responsibility for achieving the learning objectives within each course. To assist students in meeting that goal, the university requires students to participate by regularly logging into their course, substantively interacting with peers and instructors through the discussion forums, and submitting all coursework by the weekly due date.

Late Submission Policy

Assignment deadlines are posted in the Learning Management System (LMS). Students prevented from submitting the work required for an assignment by the due date specified may, at the discretion of the instructor, be allowed to submit the assignment at a specified later date within the course term with possible deductions in grade. Students must request their instructor’s permission prior to the due date specified for the assignment in question. All assignments must be submitted by the course end date unless the instructor assigns a grade of Incomplete. Technology issues are not grounds for late submissions.

Participation and Substantive Interaction Policy 

Students who do not turn in work or substantively interact for 50% of the coursework consecutively will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of W recorded on the student’s academic transcript. Bulk assignment submissions are not permitted.

Although this consecutive calendar period of inactivity will result in an administrative withdrawal, a faculty member may recommend withdrawing a student at any time if the student’s participation or lack thereof merits administrative withdrawal. Examples of faculty-recommended administrative withdrawal include, but are not limited to the following: 

  1. A student only participates in the discussion forums but does not submit assignments.
  2. A student consistently fails to submit quality written assignments. 
  3. A student’s participation does not meet the rigor outlined in the course enabling students to meet the course learning objectives. 
  4. A student fails to incorporate feedback adequately and cannot appropriately progress in the course.

The Dean of Graduate Studies must approve all recommendations for withdrawal. A student may appeal the administrative withdrawal decision per the Student Appeal Process. Appeals must be received within five days of the administrative withdrawal. 

Additional policy information may be found in the current edition of the Graduate Catalog.


 If you have specific questions or concerns not addressed here, contact help@theartofeducation.edu for clarification.