Columbus State Community College is required by federal law to verify and monitor
the enrollment of students who participate in Federal Title IV student aid programs.
It is our responsibility to verify students are actively engaged in the course as demonstrated by meaningful efforts toward completion of the course.
The 'Participation Verification Reporting' procedure, required to be completed by
all faculty utilizing their CougarWeb account, allows the college to effectively track
students who never begin participation, who fail to be actively engaged in their courses
or stop participating during the term.
Active engagement may be further defined as: completion of graded course assignments
(homework, quiz, essay, project, or lab); active participation in studio or practicum
sessions; making content-related contributions to an online discussion forum (including
responses both to prompts and to student/instructor posts).
During each semester, there will be a total of three reporting windows faculty may
be asked to complete. Faculty will be required to review their class rosters and
report the student's participation up until that point in the semester.