Supplemental Syllabi Information
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.
STUDENT ABSENCE FOR REASONS OF FAITH OR CONSCIENCE
Per RCW 28B.137.010 and WA SB5166 Clark College students can take absences for reasons of faith or conscience.
Clark College defines absences that are covered by this policy as organized activities conducted under the auspices of a religious denomination, church, or religious organization, or spiritual beliefs, and faith practices outside of formalized religious organization.
Regardless of an instructor’s class expectations or grading policies, absences authorized under this policy shall not adversely impact a student’s grade. Students will not be required to pay any fees for seeking reasonable accommodations under this section.
All requests for absences occurring within a quarter, under this policy must be submitted via email to the faculty of a course within the first two (2) weeks of the quarter.
Faculty are required to reasonably accommodate students who, due to the observance of religious holidays, expect to be absent or endure a significant hardship during certain days of the course or program. "Reasonably accommodate" means coordinating with the student on scheduling examinations or other activities necessary for completion of the program and includes rescheduling examinations or activities or offering different times for examinations or activities.
Weather Delays and Cancellations
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 cancellations 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
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
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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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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: