Students are expected to attend every class, complete the required assignments before every session, bring the assigned texts and materials to class, and participate in class discussion. Serious and thoughtful participation is necessary for effective learning and for an excellent participation grade. One absence is permitted without penalty; each subsequent unexcused absence reduces the final grade by one third of a letter grade.
Absences may be excused, with prior negotiation initiated by the student with the instructor for school-required events that take place during the class time, including participation in intercollegiate sports, theater or music productions, conferences, or workshops. The sponsoring staff or faculty member (coach, director, etc.) must provide written verification of the event prior to the absence. The student is responsible for making up the material covered during the missed class, including obtaining assignments or handouts. (Seton Hill University Catalog, p. 28-29, Excused Absences.) If you are absent for other reasons, please bring supporting documents to the instructor, who will determine excused or unexcused absences.