Students are expected to attend every class. (See Seton Hill University Catalog, p. 28-29, "Class Attendance" and "Excused Absences".)
Seton Hill University recognizes that extra-curricular activities of all sorts are important components of a liberal arts education, but your instructors expect you to take an active role in reducing the impact of your absences.
- Students who miss class for any reason are still responsible for the material collected, covered, and/or assigned during that period.
- An excused absence does not automatically include extensions.
- I welcome the chance to help you get caught up, but would prefer to speak to you after you have consulted the syllabus and a classmate's notes. (Please resist the impulse to ask me to e-mail you a summary of what you missed.)
5.1.1. Emergency Absences
Those who miss class due to an unplanned emergency should submit an "Absence Form," with proper documentation, as soon as possible.
For each class that you miss, download the word processor version of my "Absence Form" (available at http://jerz.setonhill.edu/teaching/Absence.doc) and submit it to me (either via e-mail or as a printout).
After you initiate this contact, we will start working out whether or what kind of alternate assignments might be appropriate.
5.1.2. Scheduled Absences
Those who miss class due to a scheduled activity must plan to complete all make-up assignments before the missed class. This means that you must submit an acceptable "Absence Form" (see above), at least a week before the missed class.
If there is insufficient time for us to agree upon an acceptable suggestion for making up missed work, or if an approved make-up assignment is late or unsatisfactory, then I may record the absence as unexcused.