Students are expected to take complete responsibility for their own academic work and progress.
Students, to progress satisfactorily, must meet all of the requirements of each course for which
they are registered. Consistent attendance offers students the most effective opportunity to gain
command of course concepts and materials. To appear in final examination, some course
instructors can enforce the rule of 75% attendance for appearing in the examination.
In-class participation may be an ongoing requirement and an integral part of the work of some
courses. In-class assessments may occur, sometimes without any advance notice- known as a
The syllabus will specify expectations about in-class participation and its relationship to the final
Recording of student attendance is required of the faculty.
Absences from courses in which in-class participation forms a significant part of the work of the
course (such as lab or discussion courses) shall be handled by instructors in accordance with the
general policies of their academic units.
An excused absence is an absence for which the student has the right to receive, and the
instructor has the responsibility to provide, academic accommodation.
Excused absences must be requested promptly and must be supported by appropriate
documentation. They are granted by the Head of Department. Excused absences do not alter the
academic requirements for the course.
Students are responsible for information and material missed on the day of absence.
Students are within reason entitled to receive any materials provided to the class during the
absence. Students are responsible for determining what course material they have missed and
for completing required exercises in a timely manner.
Events that justify an excused absence include: religious observances; illness of the student or
illness of an immediate family member; participation in university activities at the request of
university authorities; and compelling circumstances beyond the student’s control (e.g., death in
the family). Absences stemming from work duties (e.g., unexpected changes in shift
assignments) and traffic problems do not typically count for excused absence.
Students claiming excused absence must notify the course instructor in a timely manner and
provide appropriate documentation. The notification should be provided either prior to the
absence or as soon afterwards as possible.
In the case of religious observances, athletic events, and planned absences known at the
beginning of the semester, the student must inform the instructor during the first two weeks.
All other absences must be reported as soon as is practical. The student must provide
appropriate documentation of the absence. The documentation must be provided in writing to
the instructor by the means specified in the syllabus.
a. For medically necessitated absences: Students may, one time per course per
semester, provide a self-signed excuse as documentation of an absence from a single
class (e.g., lecture, recitation, or laboratory session) that does not coincide with a major
assessment or assignment due date.
b. For all other absences students must provide verifiable documentation upon request
(e.g., religious calendar, death announcement, etc.).
The faculty may allow student to make up for absence by submitting a makeup assessment.
Student must submit it timely, at a time and place agreed upon by the instructor and student,
cover the same material.
In the event that a group of students requires the same makeup assessment, one time and place
may be scheduled. The makeup assessment must not interfere with the student's regularly
scheduled classes. If makeup work is not feasible, an alternate accommodation for excused
absences will be provided. Alternate accommodations will be according to the principles
established by the unit offering the course.
Students who miss a substantial number of class sessions or course assignments should seek
guidance from an academic advisor with respect to academic options.