Class Attendance

Class Attendance

The University is committed to the principle that regular and punctual class attendance is fundamental to the orderly acquisition of knowledge. Students should recognize the importance of regular and punctual class attendance and accept it as a personal responsibility. An absence, excused or unexcused, does not relieve the student of any course requirement.

Instructor’s Responsibility

  1. Description of attendance requirements should be stated in the course syllabus and announced in class, particularly at the beginning of each term. If class attendance is to affect a student’s course grade, then a statement to that effect must be a part of the course syllabus distributed to each student.
  2. Instructors will keep attendance records in all classes. Each instructor has the right to prescribe procedures as to how and when attendance will be taken.

Student’s Responsibility

It is the responsibility of each student to learn and comply with the requirements set by the instructor for each class in which he/she is registered. The student should:

  1. Have knowledge of each instructor’s attendance and monitoring practices for class absences during the term,
  2. Become familiar with all materials covered in each course during absences and makeup any work required by the instructor, and
  3. Initiate the request to make-up work on the first day of class attendance after the absence.