FACULTY AND STUDENT INSTRUCTIONAL GUIDELINES
III. Class Scheduling and Class Attendance
A. Class Schedule
Normally, classes can be held only at the time and in the place specified in the schedule of classes. The only exceptions to this policy occur when the academic dean or designee approves a change in time and/or location and these changes are subsequently communicated to the appropriate offices.
B. Faculty Class Attendance
Faculty members are expected to conduct their classes as scheduled. A faculty member normally must receive prior approval from the department chairperson before missing or rescheduling classes. The faculty member must arrange for a suitable substitute for missed classroom time and must discuss such arrangements with the department chairperson to ensure that the plan is acceptable.
C. Student Attendance
Students are expected to attend classes as scheduled. Attendance policies must be provided to each student at the beginning of the semester. These policies must allow for the possibility that students may experience difficulties beyond their control which result in failure to attend class or failure to complete an assignment on time. See also Part V, D below.