[Wsssc] Student Absence for Reasons of Faith or Conscience

Christina Castorena christina.castorena at email.edcc.edu
Tue Feb 16 15:54:10 PST 2021

At Edmonds College, it's the VPSS. The student submits a request for leave,
I approve/deny. If the request is approved, I send the student an
email/letter that they give to their faculty. The student then works with
the faculty directly on any appropriate accommodation for missing the

*Christina Castorena, M.Ed. *(she/her/hers)

*Vice President for Student Success*

On Tue, Feb 16, 2021 at 1:49 PM Cruse, Michele via wsssc <
wsssc at lists.ctc.edu> wrote:

> Good Afternoon Colleagues:
> We are in the process of updating our process/protocols re: the Student
> Absence for Reasons of Faith or Conscience.
> *The question is:  Does the VPSA or the VPI facilitate and approve the
> request at your institution? *
> The policy is below
> Postsecondary educational institutions must develop policies to
> accommodate student absences to allow students to take holidays for reasons
> of faith or conscience or for organized activities conducted under the
> auspices of a religious denomination, church, or religious organization, so
> that students' grades are not adversely impacted by the absences.
> Sincerely,
> Dr. Michele Cruse
> Interim Vice President of Student Affairs
> Pronouns: she/her/hers
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