II-108 CLASS ATTENDANCE POLICY
Faculty and instructors may require students to attend scheduled meetings of a class and/or to participate in other course-related activities, including distance activities. Students are responsible for materials presented in such meetings or activities. Because courses are designed and conducted in diverse ways, faculty and instructors should inform students in writing at the beginning of each course if there are specific expectations for attendance/participation, including whether any component of the grade is based on such attendance/participation.
Faculty and instructors are encouraged to extend reasonable consideration to accommodate students should their university-endorsed extracurricular activities, not including practice activities for performances or athletic events, conflict with class attendance requirements. It is expected that students provide adequate and reasonable advance notice to faculty and instructors in order that they can ensure that an accommodation, if granted, not jeopardize or compromise the pedagogical goals and requirements of the course and students’ learning.
[UW-Madison Faculty Document 1308b, 1 December 1997]
[revised: UW-Madison Faculty Document 1308e, 4 December 2006]