Last Day of Attendance and Participation

Instructors at FHSU are not required to take daily attendance. However, according to Federal Code Regulation 34 CFR 668.22, the U.S. Department of Education does require FHSU to report certain data about students receiving financial aid. For this reason, instructors must keep records relating to students’ LDAP, or Last Date of Attendance or Participation, specifically if they received a failing grade in the course.

If you’d like a more thorough discussion of 34 CFR 668.22, check out:

It is the adjunct instructor’s responsibility to document two potential reasons for students’ failing or incomplete grades. It is important to differentiate between students who actually participated in academic activities for the course, but still received a failing or incomplete grade, and students who received a failing or incomplete grade because they did not show up or participate in the course at all.
Instructors teaching online are usually required to report the last day of academic participation rather than attendance. What constitutes academic participation? Please review the Regular and Substantive Interaction (RSI) Examples below. It is recommended to download this document to refer to after orientation is complete.

You may go directly to FHSU’s web page about LDAP. Within the text of that page, an additional link can take you to a ten-minute training video. You may wish to watch that video for more clarification.

The following video gives a quick summary of LDAP (Last Date of Attendance or Participation), and could serve as a basic introduction or refresher if you already understand the concept and how important it is for adjuncts.

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