Students are expected to attend all class meetings of courses
in which they are registered. In the event of absence, whatever
its cause, the student is responsible for the course work missed.
Students must contact faculty personally about absences before
the absences occur, unless providentially hindered. If emergencies
occur in evenings or on weekends, students should leave a message
on the faculty's voice mail or email.
Decisions about make-up work and grade penalties due to excessive
absences are at the instructor's discretion. Attendance policies
are to be included in course syllabi.
The following absences will be given consideration by faculty
when an explanation is verified to faculty by the Academic Affairs
Office at the student's request.
Standard practice is that these be initiated prior to the
· assignments with official University organizations and
prearranged field trips;
· emergencies or death in the immediate family;
· legal responsibilities;
· extended illness when an authorized medical official
requires confinement to room, home, or hospital.