ECPI Inclement Weather Policy
Student Action Required
Students will still be responsible for all the material that is required to be covered in the course and/or during any missed sessions. Therefore, as when students miss for any purpose we encourage you to contact your instructors preferably by email to secure information about missed assignments and material so that when you return to class you have not fallen behind. Instructors provide their contact information the first day of class however, all instructors can be reached at their ECPI email address which is normally the first letter on their first name, their last name @ecpi.edu.
As a post secondary institution we must hold class a specified number of clock/class hours each 5 week term to award the class credits to the attending students. Should we close the campus we are required to schedule make-up time during the current term which can interfere with daycare and employment schedules. Therefore, since the majority of our students are working adults we use our best judgment to keep the original schedule in tact even when inclement weather is forecasted and rely on the students and faculty to use their judgment as to what is safe travel in their circumstances, as we have students traveling as far south as Fayetteville and as far north as the Virginia state line to attend ECPI Raleigh all with different weather/road conditions.
We do post on 3 TV channels (WRAL, ABC, NBC), as well as Moodle and voice message on 571-0057 our plans for campus hours due to inclement weather.
I must clarify we do not delay or close solely based upon county schools decisions to delay or close.
On behalf of the education department we hope this communication eases your concerns and stress in regards to any attendance challenges this term due to the recent weather conditions.
Bill Armour| Campus President
(Edited by Julian Aiken - original submission Tuesday, 21 February 2012, 08:00 AM)