PRP 3506 - Prior Version

PRP 3506 - Prior Version

Issued By: Betty D. Allamong, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Effective Date: April 5, 1989

Notes: Approved by BUCC April 5, 1989

Regular classroom attendance is expected of all students. However, a student will be afforded reasonable assistance by a faculty member when class work is missed as a result of extenuating circumstances beyond the student's control, such as but not limited to:

  • 1. Personal illness
  • 2. Death or critical illness in the immediate family
  • 3. Participation in a college-sponsored co-curricular activity (Mutually satisfactory arrangements for assistance must be made by the student when the activity is announced.)

Instructors are encouraged to use their professional judgment in deciding the legitimacy of each case and may request the student to provide official documentation to verify the reasons for the absence.

The instructor is not required to give makeup examinations or review other class work missed as a result of unauthorized absences other than those authorized by this policy.

A faculty member, with departmental approval, may adopt a reasonable alternative policy if class members are provided that policy in writing during the first week of classes.