It is Mount Ida College’s expectation that students attend class and that instructors organize and conduct their classes with this expectation in mind. At the beginning of each course, the instructor will distribute a written statement of his/her policies on absenteeism, attendance, warnings, requests for withdrawal, and make-up privileges. Excessive absence for any reason may lead either to failure or a low grade in a course.
Whether an absence is extended or of short duration, whatever the reason, students should contact their instructors promptly. Instructors appreciate learning of student absences before or during the absence, rather than after. To notify an instructor, students should refer to the instructor’s office hours and telephone extension or email address printed in the course syllabus distributed at the beginning of the semester.
It is the responsibility of the student to discuss his or her situation with the instructor should they anticipate exceeding the number of absences allowed by the instructor’s syllabus. At the instructor’s discretion, and based on the conditions written in the course syllabus, reasonable accommodations may be made.
Students who miss class because of scheduled College-approved curricular or co-curricular activities such as field trips, site visits or athletic contests or due to compelling factors beyond their control (i.e., illness, personal or family emergency, etc.) may, at the discretion of the instructor and within the parameters of the instructor’s syllabus, be provided an opportunity for make-up work. Certain assessments, however, are either not replicable or, in terms of administration, place an unreasonable burden on the instructor and hence may not be made up.