Successful performance in college courses is dependent upon regular student attendance and participation. It is the University’s expectation that students will participate in every class, independent of whether attendance is formally part of the course grade. The University recognizes there will be occasions when students must miss classes that contain examinations, graded assignments, experiments or projects, and general class participation. The University Policy website further addresses the issues of student absences, identifies possible accommodations, and outlines both faculty and student responsibilities.
The University also recognizes that excessive excused absences will make it impossible to evaluate a student’s performance in a class based on attendance and participation or in a class with multiple missed graded assignments. Under these circumstances, an administrative solution should be explored with the student to drop the course(s) before the end of the semester.
The full administrative policy is available here.