Participation Verification

Participation Verification

Each semester, instructors are asked to identify students who are not attending/not participating in their classes. Students who do not participate in their classes during the first week of the class are considered to be “No Shows.” The College assumes that “No Show” students no longer wish to participate in their education.

Starting in Spring 2022, instructors across the University of Hawai‘i system will be asked to identify students who are not participating in their classes.  Students who are identified as “No Shows” will be administratively disenrolled from their classes and given a 100% tuition refund. These changes are a part of a system-wide policy and initiative called “Participation Verification.”

Participation Verification:

  • Helps to release students who registered but did not intend to come from a financial obligation and failing grade.
  • Puts us in compliance with federal financial aid guidelines.

Instructors will now be reporting their No Shows in MyUH. Students will be able to view instructors’ reports in STAR; there will be an “X” next to courses in which they were reported as a “No Show.” All classes will be reporting their No Shows starting Spring 2022.

Student FAQs

Why are campuses doing this?

It is part of a systemwide effort to be in compliance with federal financial aid. It also helps students avoid unnecessary debt and unnecessary failing grades.

How can I tell if I have been reported by my teacher as a No Show?

You can view any No Show reports filed that involve you in STAR. Please check STAR regularly after the late registration period has ended to see if you’ve been reported as a No Show. Additionally, students identified as No Shows will receive an email letting them know.

Need help figuring out how to view STAR? View the UH Participation Verification website.

What if I was reported by mistake?

Contact your instructor right away!

What is the best way to make sure I’m not reported by mistake?

Make sure you participate in your class activities!

Are all instructors reporting No Shows?

In Spring 2022, all instructors will be reporting No Shows.

Students, for all the details, go to the UH website.

Faculty FAQs

What is considered “Participation?”

View the UH Participation Verification website.

Please be sure to document how you determined the participation for each of your students.

How do I report my students?

View our tutorial for MyUH.

What if I make a mistake in reporting?

If the request is made and approved prior to the faculty certification deadline, the instructor will remove the “X” grade to allow the student to remain enrolled in the course. If faculty approval is given after the reporting deadline, the instructor must complete the Kapi‘olani CC Participation Verification Class Reinstatement Request form and submit to VCAA for approval. Once approved by VCAA, the form will route to the Registrar for appropriate action. The faculty member and student will receive a notification upon completion of the reinstatement.

If I’m teaching a Class that does not start on the first day of Spring 2022, when do I report my No Shows?

View the Kapi‘olani CC Participation Verification schedule.

Faculty, for all the details, go to the UH website.

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