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A. Students are expected to attend all class meetings and laboratory sessions for the courses in
which they are enrolled.
B. Excessive absences as determined by the instructor and written in the course syllabus
may result in disqualification or failure.
C. Instructors must include policies for handling absences and make-up work in the syllabus.
Instructors may not penalize students who are required to be absent from class because of official
university activities. Examples of such activities are intercollegiate athletics, university music tours,
theater productions, and so forth. In addition, instructors may not penalize students who are required
to be absent from class because of mandatory military training of up to two weeks per semester that
cannot be deferred. Students, however, are responsible for informing the instructor in advance of the
impending absence (according to a timetable determined by the instructor) and for making up any
missed work at a time determined by the instructor. Instructors have the right to contact the
appropriate person to determine the legitimacy of the intended absence.
D. Instructors planning field trips or any other official university activities must secure the
appropriate approvals as outlined in Faculty Handbook Policy 6.65.
E. Instructors must be able to determine the student’s last day of attendance.

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