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Curriculum Action Notice


Academic Affairs Committee


November 11, 2004

This is a bulletin from the Academic Affairs Committee concerning proposed curricular actions. Please forward any comments or concerns in the next 10 days to the AAC chair, Flor Blanco, Belknap Hall 110A, Ext. 4604,

AAC is recommending the following Attendance Policy description to be included in the catalog, and to replace the one in the Password.

Mansfield University Attendance Policy

Regular and punctual class attendance is expected. Documented excuses because of illness, serious mitigating circumstances, or official university representation will be accepted by all faculty members, thus permitting students to make up missed tests and/or graded assignments in a reasonable manner at the instructor’s discretion. It is mandatory for the student to provide documentation before absences can be excused.

Whenever possible, students must notify faculty members of absences in advance. In the case of scheduled absences, students should if at all possible arrange for make-up work to be done before the absence; in the case of an unscheduled absence, students are responsible for contacting the faculty member by the next class meeting to arrange for make-up work.

Faculty members may request that the Provost’s Office withdraw a student from a course during the withdrawal period after the student has accumulated a significant number of absences.

In courses where classroom participation is an integral component, your attendance is essential and may influence your final grade. If this is the case in your course, the instructor will explain that relationship in the syllabus during the first week of the course.


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