Approved Absences Policy

Steward
Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs
Category
Educational
Effective date
May 17, 2017
Last content update
May 17, 2017

Purpose

This policy is intended to permit students to participate in events and activities without jeopardizing their academic standing or penalizing them in the classes they miss.

Policy

Students enrolled at M State and who participate in college-sponsored activities and approved instructor-generated field trips shall be excused from missed classes without prejudice or penalty.

Responsibility

Activity Advisor, Coach or Instructor

The activity advisor, coach or instructor will submit a list of students to be excused from classes along with the name of the event or activity, dates, and times of absence to the Academic Dean for approval and for notification to the campus faculty at least one week prior to the college-sponsored activity or event date.

Student

It is the student's responsibility to contact his/her instructors at least two days prior to the absence to arrange to make-up work missed. Instructors may require make-up work to be completed prior to the absence.

The student is responsible for all work missed during the approved absence period.

Instructor

Once the student has notified the instructor, the instructor will make arrangements, to the extent possible, to accommodate the absence. It is understood that all missed classroom experiences cannot be replicated exactly.

Policy author
Carrie Brimhall