Attendance Policy for Undergraduate Students

1. The attendance policy passed by the faculty includes day and evening undergraduate students.

2. All undergraduates are expected to attend all regularly scheduled classes. In the case of hybrid and fully online classes, participation in discussion forums and other required online activities is expected.

3. Attendance, by itself, shall not constitute a basis for grading except for certain clearly designated courses. These courses include, but are not limited to, all Physics and Mathematics 100 and 200 level courses in which a student missing more than three classes may be required to withdraw.

4.     Students who expect to miss classes or exams because of religious observance must submit to their instructors, by the end of the second week of classes, a written list of dates that will be missed. Students are expected to make up missed work. Faculty are expected to make reasonable attempts to accommodate students who are appropriately following this policy.

5. Instructors are obligated to explain clearly, on all syllabi to be distributed at the beginning of each semester, what is expected of students in terms of activities such as class participation, reading assignments, and reports and how these activities factor into student grades.

6. Instructors are not obligated to make allowances for student absences unless those absences are due to illness or similarly unavoidable causes.

7. When, in the opinion of the instructor, a student is jeopardizing the successful completion of the academic requirements of a subject due to excessive absences, the instructor will initiate an absence warning (Academic Warning Notice), which is to be sent to the student by the instructor.

8. It is understood that this policy on attendance is intended to reinforce students’ personal responsibility to be present in class in order to:

a) Gain mastery of the subject matter, ideas, and techniques developed in the course.

b) Take examinations, tests and quizzes.

c) Participate in oral presentations, seminars, and field trips.

d) Participate in group activities such as laboratory experiments and study projects

e) Remain fully informed as to class plans, announcements, and assignments.