Regular class attendance is a responsibility and a privilege of university education. It is fundamental to the orderly acquisition of knowledge. Students should recognize the advantages of regular class attendance, accept it as a personal responsibility, and apprise themselves of the consequences of poor attendance. Instructors should stress the importance of these responsibilities to students, set appropriate class attendance policies for their classes, and inform students of their requirements in syllabi and orally at the beginning of each term.
If a student
thinks there is a discrepancy between the instructor's exaction of a
penalty for unsatisfactory class attendance and the stated policy or
that there is an extenuating circumstance that may affect the instructor's
decision, then he or she should first make a request to the instructor.
If desired, the student may further appeal to the Department Head, the
Dean of the School or College, and the Provost, in that order.