Military Activation Does Not Mean Sacrificing Classwork

On March 27, 2009 Governor Kaine approved item HB1810 that required all state institutions of higher education to create policies to allow any students that are called to active duty during a semester to get the opportunity to earn full credit for the interrupted course.  Included in the wording is the requirement that if the student has completed seventy-five percent of the required course work at the time they are activated and if they meet other specified requirements that they receive full course credit.  This legislation went into effect July 1, 2009 and will be very helpful for students who serve their country but are also trying to complete an education.

The governing boards of each public institution of higher education shall implement policies that provide students called to active military duty during an academic semester with the opportunity to earn full course credit. Such policies shall include, as one option, that such students who have completed 75 percent of the course requirements at the time of activation and who meet other specified requirements receive full course credit.

About Pam Linkous

Editor of my high school newspaper back when papers were carved into stone tablets and delivered by oxen, I now spend my days unraveling the mysteries of Blackboard (like, you mean my instructor has my paper NOW...I just accidently pressed enter....oh noooooo) and trying to understand how textbooks today cost more than tuition did when I went to college the first time. Despite needing several more hours per day to get everything done (who do I e-mail, Facebook, blog about that?), I still love to write and am willing to take on assignments that do not require staying up past my bedtime.
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