1st Day Disenrollment (Use It or Lose It)
Because class attendance is a key component of academic success, we are continuing with the 1st Day Disenrollment for 2011-12.
In 2010-11, the 1st Day Disenrollment initiative
- allowed vacant seats to be made available for students,
- resulted in fewer override requests,
- reduced the need to create extra sessions to accommodate students waiting for available seats,
- helped identify students who likely decided not to attend EKU but did not inform the University, and
- resulted in higher than usual first-day attendance.
Starting Monday, a dedicated link will be available in EKUDirect/Faculty Services where faculty will verify their class roster of students for each section. Faculty members will request disenrollment of students who did not attend the first class for the term. Checking the disenrollment box next to a student's name authorizes the Registrar to disenroll the student from the class. The Registrar's Office will email each disenrolled student via the student's EKU email account to alert the student that he/she has been disenrolled due to non-attendance. Faculty teaching online classes should assign an appropriate activity to verify student participation in online classes during the first week of the semester.
Faculty should report non-attenders within 24 hours of the first class, provided they have not received the student's prior notice. Students who know they will be absent or will be unable to participate online during the first day of class should contact their instructor or the academic department office prior to the first class meeting to explain their absence and request that the instructor not drop them from the class.
A disenrolled student may re-enroll in the course via EKUDirect, provided seats are still available, during open registration. Thereafter, the student may petition to register through the Late Enrollment process. Approval for Late Enrollment depends on seat availability and requires the written permission of the instructor, department chair, and the dean of the college.
1st Day Disenrollment is designed to ensure that students who are enrolled but are not actually attending EKU are withdrawn and receive full tuition reversal.
Published on August 18, 2011