Attendance Policy (Absences)

Class attendance is regarded as an obligation as well as a privilege.  Absences disrupt a student’s orderly progress in a course and significantly diminish the quality of group interaction in class.  There is also a high correlation between the number of absences and the final grade.  Although an occasional absence may be unavoidable, it in no way excuses a student from meeting the requirements of the course.  Participation in an institution-sponsored activity is not regarded as an absence.  All students are still responsible for preparing all assignments for the next class and for completing work missed.