FromViterbo University Student Planner and Handbook, 2001-2002
Viterbo expects students to attend all classes.
Students who do not attend the first two 50 minute periods or the equivalent
of a course and who do not inform the instructor that they will be absent
for special reasons may be dropped from the class roster.Faculty
will notify the Assistant Academic Vice President of the names of those
students no later than the Friday of the first week of classes.
Each faculty member is encouraged to establish a reasonable attendance
policy.The attendance policy
is to be stated in the course syllabus and shared at the first class meeting.Certain
courses may have a more stringent attendance policy.
Faculty will keep a weekly record of attendance on each student in order
to be in compliance with federal guidelines for financial aid.
Faculty will continually inform the Assistant Academic Vice President
using the Academic Concern form about students who have excessive absenteeism
A student should not be considered absent from a class when the student
attends a required extracurricular activity such as a field trip; or when
a student is officially representing Viterbo at a scheduled activity, such
as a fine arts production, a conference, or an intercollegiate athletic
event.These students are responsible
for the work missed.
When an absence is unavoidable, a student should contact the instructors
or the Assistant Academic Vice President.Documentation
may be required.Absences do
not remove the responsibility of the student to complete the work missed.Instructors
are not required to make special arrangements for students who have missed
Whenever the number of absences exceeds 15% of the total course meeting
hours, the faculty member may issue a failing grade in the course for the
Excessive absenteeism of a student will be reported to the Office of
Financial Aid by the Assistant Academic Vice President and may result in
the loss of financial aid.
Excessive absenteeism may result in administrative withdrawal from the
course and/or university.
See pages 131 through 132 for the official Viterbo University Course