V092013 Policies and Services This document highlights Strayer’s Student Policies and Services. Additional information is provided on iCampus and within the Student Handbook. Online Participation Policy: Strayer University requires participation in online class discussions to enhance the educational experience for online students and professors by ensuring an adequate amount of time to interact with one another on the appropriate class topics. I. Student Requirements All students are required to post a minimum of 2 posts per online discussion thread. Students must have one original post and a minimum of one other post per discussion thread. All students are required to make the final post for the week by 9 a.m. on Monday of the following week (i.e., final post for week 1 will be due no later than 9 a.m. on Monday of week 2.) Please note, any final posts submitted between the hours of Monday 12:00 AM and 9:00AM will count toward participation, but not attendance for the preceding week. II. Online Discussion Access Starting the first day of the quarter, weekly course materials and online threaded discussion posting will be opened (made available) two weeks (current week plus two additional weeks) ahead of time to allow students to work ahead. Students will be able to access prior weeks at all times during the quarter. Although students may work ahead, faculty will focus on grading the current week’s postings; however, if time permits, faculty may begin grading work submitted for future weeks prior to its required due date. Please note, even if students opt to work ahead and make posts in future online threaded discussions, attendance requirements remain from Monday through Sunday of the calendar week and are based ONLY on posts made during that timeframe. Therefore, students must still meet weekly attendance requirements even if future work has been submitted.