Faculty Handbook 2022-2023

E.1.b. Attendance and Inclement Weather Policy

This section applies to all Classroom Teachers.

Class Attendance

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.