1. A student is expected to fulfill all requirements and obligations of courses in which she/he is registered.
2. It is the prerogative of each individual instructor, discipline faculty, or division to determine the importance of class attendance. Any instructor who elects to have a class attendance policy will set forth the policy for that term in the course syllabus.
3. If a student is absent because of illnesses or family emergencies, it is his/her responsibility to notify his/her course instructor’s in advance, if at all possible. It is the student’s responsibility to consult with his/her instructor(s) upon return about how to make up for the missed work. The instructor has final authority in these matters. In the event of an emergency, the student may contact the registrar’s office. The registrar’s office will then provide e-mail notification to the student’s instructors.
4. Absences might also occur because of planned events. Keuka College students are encouraged to participate in activities outside of the classroom, yet these activities may conflict with class times. It is the student’s responsibility to consult with the instructor in advance to ascertain whether the absence will be allowed, to submit all written work on time, and to arrange for reasonable make-up times and methods. Although instructors may wish to facilitate student participation in these activities, the nature of courses, laboratories, and practicum experiences may require that the student attend class in order to ensure successful completion of the course. The instructor has the final authority in these matters.