Student Absences

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Student Absences

Student Absences

Students are expected to follow Rowan University's classroom attendance policy and notify instructors of individual course absences, in advance if possible, and to develop a plan, with a timetable, to make up missed coursework. Also reference your course syllabi for additional information regarding class absences and make-up work as allowing make-up work is at the discretion of the instructor. The Dean of Students Office can assist with absence notification for indivudal absences of three (3) or more consecutive days or for approved University group travel. 

 

TEMPORARY AMENDMENT TO UNIVERSITY ATTENDANCE POLICY

Attendance, Participation, and Deadlines: 

Please review the revised syllabus for each of your classes and be sure you understand your instructor’s expectations for attendance, participation, and submission of assignments. 

Depending on the remote learning format of your classes, absences may take the form of failure to join scheduled synchronous remote class sessions; failure to participate in remote class activities, whether synchronous or asynchronous; or failure to meet deadlines for submission of assignments. 

Disruptions of any kind relating to the Coronavirus-COVID-19 crisis will be recognized as circumstances for which absences are excused and you should contact your instructor and/or the Dean of Students for accommodations and assistance.

Documentation may be requested by the Dean of Students but will not be required by instructors.

 

Extended Inividual Absences

If a student will be absent for illness, medical reasons, or exceptional personal reasons for three (3) or more consecutive class days, the Dean of Students Office may be asked to notify professors regarding the student’s absences. Students will be required to provide verifiable documentation regarding the reason for the absences to the Dean of Students Office. Though notification may be provided by the Dean of Students Office, arrangements for make-up work, make-up exams, or possible assignment adjustments are the responsibility of the student.

The specific details for the absence will not be shared beyond the Dean of Students Office. The reasons for the absence that will be sent to the instructors will be categorized in one of the following: Authorized University Action, Illness, Injury, Family Emergency.

It is not the practice of the Dean of Students Office to document short-term illness, medical reasons, or personal reasons that may have caused a student to miss class for less than three days. If the student is absent fewer than three days, it is his/her responsibility to contact his/her instructors personally, or leave a message with the department program associate. The Dean of Students Office will notify instructors when the student is absent for fewer than three days if the reason for the absence is exceptional (family or personal emergency or a death in the family).

Documentation may be submitted to the Dean of Students Office (located on the second floor of the Chamberlain Student Center, suite 210) using this online form. If additional information is required or there are questions, a member of our staff will contact you.

Click here to Submit an Absence 

University Group Travel

Student orgniaztaion advisors, coaches, faculty, and other University representatives may request the Dean of Students Office assistance in notifing instructors of student group travel. Documentation, including a roster of students traveling and travel plans, may be submitted to the Dean of Students Office (located on the second floor of the Chamberlain Student Center, suite 210) via e-mail. If additional information is required or there are questions, a member of our staff will contact you.