A. Attendance Regulations
Students are responsible for meeting course requirements even during their absence. It is their responsibility to check on homework given, dates of exams, deadlines of projects, and other course requirements. Course rules are stated and defined in the course syllabus. Make-up work and exams, if any, will be according to the rules defined in the course syllabus. In any semester, students can either miss a maximum of 10% of the course duration (without approval) or 15% (if justified and approved by the Academic Council), and still receive credit for that course.
Some courses may require stricter attendance regulations; instructors have the right to impose specific attendance regulations in their courses provided that such regulations are recorded in the syllabus. Instructors are to inform their divisions/ departments and the Student Affairs Office of any prolonged unexplained absence of students. Students who miss classes are asked to contact the Student Affairs Office to justify their absences.
B. Faculty Absence
It is the responsibility of the College, Division, or Department to ensure faculty-missed sessions are made up. In extreme circumstances, a semester might be extended to make up for missed lectures.
C. Classroom Scheduling and Class Size
It is the responsibility of the Registrar’s Office to assign classrooms to courses depending on the type of courses. In case of any request for classroom changes, instructors must first clear those changes with the Registrar’s Office.
SABIS® University has defined the following types of courses and determined the class size accordingly:
- Language courses: 25 students
- Lab courses: 20 students
- Internship courses: 10 students
- Lecture courses: up to classroom capacity
- Seminar courses: 25 students
- Physical Education courses: 16 students
- Studio courses: 18 students
D. Class Time
Every credit hour is equivalent to a 50-minute teaching period. A three-credit hour course (lecture type) is taught at 150 minutes per week. In case the instructor is late, students are expected to wait fifteen (15) minutes before leaving the class. As a courtesy to classes in session, students must refrain from making noise. Students are also expected to leave quietly after the 15-minute grace period.