Date Effective: January 19, 1990
Amended: May 12, 1994
Students are expected to be present for all class meetings
of the course for which they are enrolled. If a student has
an excusable absence, the faculty member should give the student
an opportunity to make up the work. The manner in which make-up
work is administered is left to the professional discretion
of the individual faculty member.
Each faculty member will be responsible for determining the
validity of the reason for an absence. Among those absences
which are considered to be excusable are:
a. participation in an authorized University activity;
c. death in a student's immediate family; and
d. obligation of students at legal proceedings in fulfilling
responsibility as a citizen.
A record of excused and unexcused absences should be maintained
by a faculty member for reference. If a faculty member should
question the acceptability of an individual's excuse, the
Dean of students should be contacted for assistance and verification.
Faculty should have a conference with any student with excessive
unexcused absences. Unexcused absences are generally classified
as excessive when they reach approximately 6% of the total
scheduled class meetings for the term.
of this conference should be forwarded to the Dean of Students.
If a student continues to be absent from class after the conference,
the faculty member should forward the name of the student
to the Dean of Students. The Dean will notify the student
of the seriousness of the matter and will schedule a mandatory
Faculty members may recommend to the appropriate college dean
that a student be dropped from a course when unexcused absences
reach approximately 20% of the total scheduled class meetings
for the term. It is imperative in such cases that the above
procedures have been closely followed.