Supplemental Syllabi Information

Absence

Students are expected to attend classes in which they are enrolled. Attendance may be a factor in grading for a course. When unavoidable absence occurs, it is the obligation of the student to notify the instructor and arrange for the make-up work deemed necessary by the instructor. A member of the Washington National Guard or any other military reserve component, who misses any form of participation/attendance in a class due to being ordered to service for 30 days or less or requiring medical treatment for that service, is entitled to make up academic assignments without prejudice to the final course grade or evaluation. Documentation must be submitted prior to absence. Contact the Veterans Affairs Office for information.

The Penguin Alert for Student Success (PASS) System

Your instructor may use the Penguin Alert for Student Success (PASS) system to let you know if s/he has concerns about your academic performance early enough to give you time to improve. If your instructor uses PASS to let you know what you need to work on, a letter will be sent to your home along with a list of free campus services that can assist you. As not all instructors will use PASS, it is your responsibility to be aware of how you are progressing in your classes. Learn more about the Penguin Alert for Student Success System at http://www.clark.edu/campus-life/student-support/student_success/pass/index.php.

Weather Delays and Cancelations

It doesn't happen often but, occasionally, classes and events at Clark College must be delayed or canceled to ensure the safety of our students and staff. Learn more about how the college will notify you of delays and cancelations at http://www.clark.edu/clark-and-community/about/policies-procedures/WeatherDelaysandCancellations.php

Discrimination & Harassment

Clark College affirms a commitment to freedom from discrimination for all members of the college community. Learn more about Clark College's values, definitions, policies and protocols at http://www.clark.edu/clark-and-community/about/policies-procedures/grievance_procedure.php

Emergency Procedures

Learn about the college's lockdown, evacuation and shelter-in-place practices

In a disaster, there's no time to gather even the most basic necessities. That's why planning ahead–and making an emergency kit –is essential

Reacting quickly and appropriately can save lives. Learn how you can get information–fast!

The college is committed to keeping you safe. Learn more about most likely emergency scenarios, and what you can do to help protect life and property.

Natural hazards such as earthquakes and hurricanes are commonly considered emergencies. Clark College is also at risk from school violence, infectious disease outbreaks and terrorist threats. In an earthquake, remember to Drop, Cover and Hold.

Food and Housing Insecurities

Any student who has difficulty affording groceries or accessing sufficient food to eat every day, or who lacks a safe and stable place to live, and believes this may affect their performance in the course, is urged to contact the Dean of Student Engagement, Cath Busha (cbusha@clark.edu) for support.  Furthermore, please notify your instructor if you are comfortable in doing so; this notification will enable your instructor to brainstorm potential resources and options with you.

Support and Services

Clark College students are supported by many excellent services and educational resources. Learn about the many student support services available at http://www.clark.edu/current/index.php.

Here are just a few of the support services that we'd like to highlight: