Attendance during the first week of class is required because it contributes greatly to teaching and learning. Students are expected to attend all sessions of courses for which they are registered.
Each instructor determines when a student's absences have reached a point at which they jeopardize success in a course. When absences become excessive, they student may receive a failing grade for the course. If students anticipate a prolonged absence, they should contact the instructor, and if such a contact is not possible, the student should communicate with the chair of the department who will communicate the student's message to the instructor.
Whenever an instructor determines that a student's absences are interfering with academic progress, the instructor may submit a letter to the department chair informing that office of the situation.