Regular class attendance is essential for learning and academic success. Students are expected to attend all class meetings, on time and for the full duration, and be prepared to work on that day’s assignment. Faculty are responsible for establishing an attendance policy for each of their classes and for outlining that policy on the course syllabus. Students are responsible for knowing the attendance policy for their class and adhering to those requirements. Exceptions to an instructor’s attendance policy should be discussed with that instructor.
CCS Students using veterans’ benefits will have attendance monitored throughout the semester for reporting purposes to the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA).
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Notice of Nondiscrimination
The College for Creative Studies subscribes to the principle of equal opportunity in its employment, admissions, educational practices, scholarship and loan programs and other school-administered programs, and strives to provide an educational environment and workplace free from unlawful harassment or discrimination. Discrimination, including harassment, because of age, race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, physical attributes, marital or familial status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law is strictly prohibited.
Questions, comments, and reports about harassment or discrimination based on any of these characteristics can be directed to one of the following administrators:
Assistant Dean for Institutional Equity and Inclusion and Title IX Coordinator Institutional Equity and Inclusion
Taubman Center, 9th Floor
460 W. Baltimore Ave.
Detroit, MI 48202 313-664-1489
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Director Office of Human Resources
201 E. Kirby
Detroit, MI 48202
Further inquiries can be directed to:
The Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
Related federal and state laws:
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is meant to provide fair and equitable treatment of the disabled through non-discriminatory practices and reasonable accommodations.
The ADA protects people who are disabled – defined as anyone with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. The law protects both job applicants and employees.
CCS supports and follows the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Michigan law, as stated in the law. It is CCS’s policy not to discriminate against any qualified employee or applicant with regard to any terms or conditions of employment because of such individual’s disability or perceived disability so long as the employee can perform the essential functions of the job. In addition, CCS provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with a disability in accordance with the ADA and other applicable laws, except where such an accommodation is unreasonable or would create an undue hardship on CCS. Reasonable accommodation may also be provided to pregnant employees, even where they do not qualify as disabled under the ADA or state law.
Employees with a disability who believe they need a reasonable accommodation to perform the essential functions of their job should contact Human Resources. Requests for accommodation should be made as soon as possible after the need is known. Under Michigan law, the request for reasonable accommodation must be made in writing within 182 days of knowing of the need for such accommodation.
Employees who believe they or another employee have been treated in violation of this policy should follow the reporting procedure set forth above in the College’s Policy on Equal Opportunity, Discrimination and Harassment.