Undergraduate Missed Class Policy
It is the responsibility of each instructor to determine and publish the class attendance policy in the course syllabus distributed to enrolled students at the beginning of the quarter. The instructor's class attendance policy supersedes requests for approved absences.
Students are responsible for informing the instructor, in writing and at the earliest opportunity, of absences due to university-sanctioned events or personal responsibilities.
If a student must miss class due to an unforeseen event, the student must inform the instructor of the reason for the absence. Absences not cleared with the instructor before the specific class event (exam, presentation, assignment due) may require a document from the relevant authority (e.g., coach, employer). If the instructor decides that the absence is justifiable, then he or she should attempt to provide opportunities for equivalent work.
When absences are approved beforehand by the student and instructor, the instructor will allow students to make up missed work and/or give an option to attain attendance points. When there is a dispute between students and instructors over the opportunity to make up work or attendances, the issue will be adjudicated by the chair of the department and then (only if needed) the dean of that school or his/her designee.
The student may not place any undue burden on the instructor to provide opportunities to make up course work due to excused absences.