Emergency Absences Policy

In general, excuse from class is at the discretion of the instructor. Students should consult the course syllabus or outline for policies on attendance and make-up work for specific courses.

The following procedures are applicable to students who miss coursework or are absent from class for several days or longer on an emergency basis.

  • Contact the instructor immediately by phone or e-mail. It is critical that students make every reasonable effort to contact the instructor prior to the absence. If a student is not able to contact the instructor, the Office of the Associate Dean and/or the Associate Dean of Student Affairs in the Office of Student and Curricular Affairs (OSACA) should be notified of the absence and expected duration.
  • Students who miss coursework or are absent for several days for health reasons may be asked to provide documentation from a medical provider.
  • Coursework is rescheduled on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the instructor. It is the responsibility of the student to contact the instructor as soon as possible to arrange for promptly completing any missed coursework. In the case of missed final exams, every attempt should be made to complete the course prior to the beginning of the following quarter.
  • Unexcused absences are handled at the discretion of the instructor and may result in a grade of failure or no pass.

Absences from Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences are handled by the Department of Clinical Pharmacy.

This policy was approved by the Committee on Educational Policy on March 11, 2002 and by the School of Pharmacy Faculty on June 21, 2002.

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