21 July, 2003
From: Sue Morris,
RE: CLASS ATTENDANCE
policy on class attendance per the catalogue is as follows:
expected to attend ALL class sessions of every course. In case of
unavoidable absence, the student must contact the instructor. The student
is subject to appropriate academic penalty for incomplete or unacceptable
makeup work, or for excessive or unexcused absences."
Students will incur a
reduction of 10% of their final grade for a second unexcused absence or
inappropriate make up work.
Students are allowed a
maximum of ONE unexcused absence. A total of four excused absences
is the maximum allowed, or a combination of one unexcused and three
excused absences. Any student who knows that he/she will miss five classes
is advised to formally withdraw from the class - or realize that he/she
will receive a grade of "F".
designations are reserved only for students who miss three or four classes
due to official military TDY orders, flight orders, heavy work commitment,
and sickness. All of these absences must be documented – and – this
documentation must be submitted to the instructor. If a student
submits blanket orders – a cover letter signed by his/her supervisor
must be attached. The cover letter must specifically include the exact
dates upon which the student was absent due to temporary duty assignment.
Heavy work commitment
will also require a supervisory letter submitted to the instructor.
Students absent due to
illness must submit a physician’s statement to the instructor.
Government Funding for their tuition (e.g. VA, Tuition Assistance or Form
1556) should be aware that attendance is mandatory. Flagrant disregard of
the above policy can result in termination of government funding, with the
student being held responsible for payment of his or her total tuition.
PLEASE KEEP YOUR
INSTRUCTOR INFORMED REGARDING ANY CURRENT, OR FUTURE ABSENCE.