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Overview of Responsibilities

Attendance

Absences

Five absences are allotted in the spring and fall and three absences are allotted for summer terms. .

An absence is defined as any of the following:

Please note: It is important to use absences only when absolutely necessary in order to preserve them for emergencies.

Withdrawal from PADR

Students who are enrolled in PADR as a condition of a return from suspension and are dropped from a PADR class because of non-attendance will be withdrawn from the University. Subsequent readmission to Texas Tech University will prompt students in these cases to re-enroll in PADR. Students who are enrolled in PADR as a condition of academic probation (not returning from suspension) and are dropped from a PADR class because of non-attendance will not be dropped from all other courses. These students will be required to repeat PADR until successful completion and will be required to pay the course fee for each term registered in PADR.

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 56). 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.

Grading System

PADR courses are graded as Pass/Fail. In order to receive a “P” for this course, students must earn at least 75% of a total of 1000 points (750 points). Students should aim to complete the majority of assignments on time in order to pass.

Late Assignments

Late assignments are accepted and met with penalties according to each instructor’s policy. Students wondering about late assignments should speak with the instructor of their particular PADR course.

Consequences of Failure

Students who fail PADR will be required to repeat the course until successful completion. Additionally, students will be required to pay the course fee and purchase the course materials each semester of enrollment.

Disruptive Behavior

Disruptive and/or disrespectful behavior will not be tolerated 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 that the student leave class with one or more of the following consequences:

  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.

Emergencies

Students who will incur an absence in PADR due to an emergency or unforeseen circumstance should contact their PADR instructor immediately to explain the situation.

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.