Academic Affairs Committee
November 11, 2004
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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