Appendix 3: Guidance to course directors for releasing course recordings in response to student requests
There are circumstances when individual students or small groups of students will ask permission to view class recordings. The following are guidelines to assist the course director in determining when it may or may not be appropriate to release the recordings. For additional guidance or for circumstances not listed here, course directors may contact the Assistant Dean for Professional Education.
1) The School encourages student attendance at state and national professional meetings. As a result, access to class recordings will be allowed when a group of students is not able to attend class due to attendance at certain professional state or national meetings (specifically, NCAP, ASHP, APhA, ACCP, SNPhA). The recordings can be made available to all students in the class for five business days after the meeting ends.
2) There are situations when students must miss class for extended lengths of time (ex. hospitalization, death in the immediate family, etc.). In these cases, students may request access to the class recordings. Proof of illness or death in the immediate family may be required.
1) Missing class due to personal vacation or leaving early for a holiday weekend.
2) Missing class for a doctor’s appointment
Example of language to include in the syllabus for the release of course recordings, with two options presented:
Consistent with School policy, the release of class recordings is at the discretion of the course director and is based on many factors, including course goals, instructor’s teaching philosophy, and the course design.
[Select one option]
Option 1: For this course, students will have access to class recordings and recordings will be posted on Blackboard after each class. If you want to have a time limit on how long they will be posted, state it here (for example, 3 days, 1 week, or until the end of the course). Also stipulate any other limitations here.
Option 2: For this course, students will have access to course recordings only in the case of an excused absence. Examples of excused absences are serious illness, death in the immediate family, or attending a School-related conference.