Mandatory Non-Attendance (NA) Reporting is an important College-monitored process that must be completed by all faculty for each section every term. Even if all students have been present, faculty still need to complete and submit the NA report before the published deadline. Please refer to the Faculty Center Guide Edition 2 for detailed instructions on completing this process.
After completion, please confirm NA completion (see the image below as an example). If you don’t see this confirmation, please contact us before the reporting deadline has passed so we can assist.
In online asynchronous (DL) sections, students are considered in attendance if they are engaged in any academic activity. This includes an introduction post, completion of the student contract, or any other required activity listed in the syllabus.
Logging into Canvas alone is not considered academic engagement/online attendance.
According to the Code of Federal Regulations, the following are considered examples of academic engagement:
- Attending a synchronous class, lecture, recitation, or field or laboratory activity, physically or online, where there is an opportunity for interaction between the instructor and students
- Submitting an academic assignment
- Taking an assessment or an exam
- Participating in an interactive tutorial, webinar, or other interactive computer-assisted instruction
- Participating in a study group, group project, or an online discussion that is assigned by the institution
- Interacting with an instructor about academic matters
Academic engagement does not include:
- Living in institutional housing
- Participating in the institution's meal plan
- Logging into an online class or tutorial without any further participation
- Participating in academic counseling or advisement
Code of Federal Regulations. Title 34 last amended 11/01/2022
Students have the opportunity to evaluate their courses/instruction beginning the Friday before the last week of each session. Evaluations close for student input after grades are submitted. Instructors can view evaluations after grades are submitted.
Please encourage students to complete the evaluation, using the comments area to share feedback specific to the online experience. You can post a sharable guide in your Canvas classroom to guide students to the course evaluation.
The Faculty Center Guide Edition 1 provides detailed directions on submitting grades.
Grade Change: Faculty can process a grade change at any time within a year of initial grade submission. The Faculty Center Guide Edition 2 provides information on how to process a grade change.
Incomplete (I) Grade: The I Grade can be assigned at the instructor's discretion upon student request. To be eligible for an I grade, the following conditions must be met.
- The student must be passing the course at the time of the request
- At least 75% of coursework must be completed
- The basis for the student’s “I” grade request must be non-academic in nature
Once it is determined that an I grade is appropriate, the instructor must complete the I Grade Contract, located in myFSCJ on the Faculty tab under Faculty Resources. The contract must be signed by the instructor, the student, and the supervising administrator.
The student may need to regain access to the course in Canvas in order to complete course work. Please refer to Re-opening a Course in Canvas for detailed instructions.
On March 5, 2020 Dr. John Woodward, Faculty Senate President, sent the following message to FSCJ Faculty.
"The FSCJ Faculty Senate unanimously approved this Academic Integrity Agreement and recommends its inclusion in all courses taught at FSCJ—whether as a handout, a form in Canvas, a quiz, or in any fashion the faculty member wishes to distribute it.
The framework was created by Dr. Laura Jeffries and was approved by the Academic Integrity Committee.
You will see the file and document should be modified to fit the specific requirements for your course, especially to include any punishments for plagiarism you as the faculty member or you and your colleagues in your discipline see fit.
In general, Senate is interested in addressing academic dishonesty at the institution and see this as a step towards developing robust responses to dishonesty and promoting an atmosphere of honest intellectual engagement with the academic and non-academic community."
Procedures for handling alleged academic dishonesty can be found in the appendix of the College Catalog.
Florida State College at Jacksonville uses myIMPACT (Individually Measuring Performance and Achievement to Cultivate Talent) to conduct annual Adjunct Evaluations.
FSCJ Online will contact our Adjunct Faculty to let them know that a member of our staff will be taking a look at their online classrooms during the term. After that observation is complete, we'll set up a time to chat about the online teaching experience.
In our observation we’ll be looking for the following activities aligned to competencies in the myIMPACT evaluation system.
- Weekly announcements
- Personal response to student introductions
- Participation in the discussion forums
- Timely grading using rubrics and personalized feedback
The Distance Learning Adjunct Evaluation document provides detailed information on evaluation criteria for online adjunct instructors.
The Faculty Center Guide Edition 1 provides instructions on the following topics.
- Viewing Class Schedule
- Viewing Class Roster
- Entering Grades
The Faculty Center Guide Edition 2 provides instructions on the following topics.
- Drop for Non-Attendance
- Grade Change
- Course Evaluations
- F Grades & Last Date of Attendance
- Grading System and Faculty Grading Responsibilities
- Instructional Consistency: Official Course Description, Official Course Outline, and Required Syllabus Components
- Course Enrollment and Cancellations
- Textbook Affordability and Instructional Material