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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who do not turn in work or substantively interact for a consecutive 50% of the coursework will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of W recorded on the student’s academic transcript.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 withdraw a student at any time if the student’s participation or lack thereof merits a withdrawal. The decision by the faculty member to withdraw a student includes students who only participate in the discussion forums or who fail to submit quality written assignments. This lack of academic participation does not meet the rigor outlined in the course that would enable students to meet the course learning objectives.

600-level core courses require student implementation of feedback on action research assignments in order to advance toward course completion. Students who fail to incorporate feedback adequately cannot appropriately progress in the course and will be administratively withdrawn.

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.