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Attendance policy

Approved 2/2/05

Students are expected to attend all exercises of the courses in which they are registered and to be on time. Any absence, regardless of the reason, prevents the student from getting the full benefit of the course. Instructors may include class attendance as a measure of academic performance, and absences may result in consequences for the student. An instructorís syllabus should give particular directions regarding class attendance. Students who miss an exam or a deadline should contact their instructor as soon as possible. Students who are absent from class for a week or more should inform the college deanís office in which they are enrolled.

Students who participate in an officially sanctioned university activity should be given the opportunity to make up class examinations or other graded assignments that are missed as a result of this participation or related travel. It is recognized that sometimes an exam or graded assignment is impossible to make up. Some faculty may assign collaborative projects that depend on other classmates, or oral presentations that incorporate questioning by the entire class, or may use evaluative methods that cannot easily be replicated by the instructor. This policy does not prohibit any member of the faculty from making the determination that certain course work cannot be made up. Faculty who intend to deny the opportunity to make up certain exams or projects must inform the student of this conflict and its consequences (reduced grade or otherwise) in the course syllabus. Other than the above situations, examinations or other assignments missed as a result of university-sanctioned activities may be made up. The manner in which the work will be made up is left to the discretion of each individual faculty member.

To minimize the difficulties for both students and their instructors by absences due to university-sanctioned activities or related travel,

Students should:

  1. Make every effort to schedule classes that will minimize activity and travel conflicts
  2. Provide a schedule of all activities and related travel to all their instructors within the first week of each semester or as soon as possible for non-scheduled event.
  3. Obtain any class notes or other course material missed due to absence prior to taking any subsequent examinations or submitting any subsequent graded assignments
  4. Make arrangements with the instructor to make up any missed work prior to any absence due to a university-sponsored event
  5. Contact the college office, Olin, Room 201 or (414) 288-7080 or e-mail chris.perez@marquette.edu if they become ill and unable to attend class. If students have seen a medical professional, documentation must be presented to the college office.

Faculty should:

  1. Inform all students on the first day of class and in writing (as part of the course syllabus) of their absence policy and their make-up policy.
  2. Faculty and students should develop an agreed-upon and mutually acceptable resolution to situations of missed classroom activities and missed work for university-sanctioned events.

The above represents university standards. Each college may have additional requirements for students enrolling in their courses.

Marquette attendance policy PDF


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