This section applies to all Classroom Teachers.
Classroom teachers should make clear to each class at the beginning of the term their specific requirements for class attendance. If repeated absences are impairing the academic effectiveness of any student, the classroom teacher should make this problem known to the student and contact the student’s advisor. If after such counsel attendance does not improve, the classroom teacher should report the matter to the Executive Director of Advising and Academic Success.
Students should regularly attend all classes for which they are enrolled. Absences typically are excused for observance of religious holidays, documented cases of illness or emergency, sanctioned school functions, or other appropriate exigent circumstances. Students must notify classroom teachers of their circumstances in a timely manner.
At their professional discretion, course
instructors may, by notifying the Registrar prior to the deadline for
withdrawing from a course, remove from their courses any student whose
unexcused absences over any three week period reach or exceed 50%. Instructors
are not obliged to notify the student prior to taking this action. A student
removed from a course under these circumstances will be notified by the Office
of the Registrar through the student’s Hendrix email account. A student may
appeal this action by contacting the Registrar within three business days of
the drop notice date. The Registrar will forward the appeal to the Academic
Appeals Committee for review and action.
Inclement Weather Policy
As a result of inclement weather, the College may alter its regular operations as follows:
- Late opening/closing. Offices will operate at hours other than normal; classes will be held only within the announced time period for office operation.
- Campus closed. Only essential administrative and staff personnel will be on campus. Offices will be closed and classes will be cancelled.