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Overview Responsibilities

  • Maintain enrollment in at least one other college level course.
  • Attend and participate in each class session (review the following attendance policy).
  • Purchase all required resources promptly.
  • Make sure your personal contact information is continually updated in the My Tech, system.
  • Apply skills learned in PADR while preparing for your other classes.
  • Notify your instructor ahead of time, as well as all your professors, by phone or email if you will be missing class.
  • Arrange with your instructor in advance to make up work for planned absences.
  • Remain in the PADR course for its duration.
  • Attendance, Absences, Withdrawal, & Appeal

    In this section, you will find information on the following


    Attendance is vital to academic success, and our attendance policy is strictly enforced. The PADR office sends attendance reports to the dean of your college. If you are absent from your PADR class more than (5) times, you will be dropped from the course. Refer to the withdrawal policy below.


    THREE (5) absences are allowed.
    Use absences only for emergencies because There are no “excused” absences.

    An absence is defined as any of the following:


    Withdrawal from PADR

    If you are enrolled in PADR as a condition of your return from suspension to the University and are dropped from your PADR class because of non-attendance, you will be withdrawn from the University.  Should you be allowed to enroll at Texas Tech in the future, you will be required to re-take PADR and pay the appropriate fees.
    If you are enrolled in PADR as a condition of your academic probation (but you are not returning from suspension), you will not be dropped from your other courses. However, you must repeat PADR until you pass the course; you will be required to pay the appropriate fees when you repeat the course.

    Appealing Your Withdrawal

    You may appeal your drop from PADR. Refer to the PADR Withdrawal Appeal Procedure for instructions on how to file an appeal. For further information contact the PADR Office (Holden Hall 59). If you are filing an appeal, you must continue to attend class; continue to sign the roll (add your name at the bottom if you are not on the list). If you miss your seventh class, your appeal will be negated.


    In this section, you will find information on the following:

    Grading System

    The grading for this course is Pass/Fail. If you perform each of the steps laid out under Overview of Your Responsibilities, you will receive a “P” for the course. If you do not complete the requirements, you will receive an “F.” If you receive an “F,” you will be required to re-take the course until you receive a pass.
    In order to receive a “P” for this course, you must earn a minimum of 75% of a total of 1000 points (750 points). You will need to complete a majority of each assignment in order to pass. Also refer to "Late Assignments" below.

    Late Assignments

    All assignments turned in after the assigned time/class will lose 50%. After 24 hours assignments will not be accepted. An absence on the day the assignment is due does not excuse you from the late assignment policy, and the 24 hours begins at the beginning of class on the day the assignment is due.

    Consequences of Failure

    If you are enrolled in PADR as a condition of your enrollment and fail the course, you must repeat the course, paying all appropriate fees. You will be required to repeat PADR until you receive a passing grade.

    Disruptive Behavior

    Disruptive and/or disrespectful behavior will not be acceptable as stated in the Code of Student Conduct. Students are expected to assist in maintaining a classroom environment that is conducive to learning.  In order to assure that all students have the opportunity to gain from time spent in class, unless otherwise approved by the instructor; students are prohibited from engaging in any other form of distraction.  Inappropriate behavior in the classroom or towards the PADR instructor or PADR staff shall result, minimally, in a request to leave class with…
    1. any work missed having to be made up.
    2. a disciplinary absence or grade point deduction allocated by the instructor.
    3. a meeting with the instructor, coordinator, director, a representative from the academic school or college, or representative from the Dean of Students Office.
    4. mandated meetings with University programs such as the Student Counseling Center, Wellness Center, Dean of Students office, etc.
    5. immediate disciplinary drop from the PADR course and referrals made to the Dean of Students Office and the student’s academic dean and academic advisor concerning continued study at Texas Tech University. 

    Disabled Students

    Any student who, because of a disability, may require special arrangements in order to meet the course requirements should contact the instructor as soon as possible to make any necessary arrangements. Students should present appropriate verification from Student Disability Services during the instructor’s office hours.  Please note instructors are not allowed to provide classroom accommodations to a student until appropriate verification from Student Disability Services has been provided.  For additional information, you may contact the Student Disability Services office in 335 West Hall or 806-742-2405.


    If an emergency causes you to incur an absence in your PADR class, you are required to notify your instructor. If you are unable to reach your instructor, you must call the PADR office at 742-3928 and notify the PADR office of your impending absence.

    PADR Moral Code

    Any violation of honesty or integrity will not be tolerated. The highest form of punishment will be sought in accordance with the University Student Affairs Handbook, Code of Student Conduct.