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Attendance Policy

The University policy notes, “Students are expected to attend all classes and to be punctual in doing so. They are also expected to complete all assignments for classes that they miss. The individual instructor may set his or her own specific requirements in reference to each class at the beginning of the term. Faculty members are urged to provide an opportunity for students to make up work missed as a result of legitimate absences, including observances of religious holidays.”

In the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, by faculty action, “It is recommended that journalism faculty include in course syllabi and in comments on the opening days of classes clear statements of attendance policies.

“In such statements, it should be noted that excessive absences, as determined by the instructor, are sufficient cause for reduction of a grade in a class.”

“As a guideline for students and faculty, excessive absences will be defined as more than three unexcused absences in a class which meets three times a week, more than two for a class which meets twice a week, and more than one for a class which meets on a weekly basis. Classes that employ remote learning will set attendance and participation policies best suited for the course format.