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Making up missed workexcused absences if a student

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MAKING UP MISSED WORK/EXCUSED ABSENCES If a student misses class as a result of documented illness, University travel/business, or verified emergency, that student will be responsible for making up all work and assignments missed in a timely manner. All excused absences MUST be documented. All requests for make up of missed work must be accompanied (or preceded) by documentation that the student was absent due to University-related travel or business, severe illness that resulted in the seeking of medical attention, or other emergency that is substantiated by the office of the Dean of Residence Life (women) or the Dean of Judicial Affairs and Housing (men). Decisions concerning make up work and absences are at the discretion of the professor, in adherence with University policy. In the event of an absence, make arrangements to contact another student who can and will bring you up to date on whatever lectures you have missed. Exams and other evaluations may be made up at the discretion of the instructor. Your absences do not exempt you from meeting the deadline for all course requirements. And you should remember that poor attendance stalls and/or delays the learning process and that poor grades tend to go hand-in-hand with poor attendance. EARNING EXTRA CREDIT AND CURVING GRADES Questions frequently asked by students of the instructor at the end of the semester are, “Can I do work for extra credit so as to raise my grade? Do you curve grades?” To maintain the Hampton University Standard of Excellence and the integrity of the course, the answers to those questions must be NO . Instead, studying, punctually attending and participating in class throughout the semester are more worthwhile than negotiating for grades. Instructors cannot make special 8
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provisions for individual students who may have missed required work without excused absences or otherwise want to raise their final grade. In the event that the instructor awards extra credit, this will 1) be communicated by the instructor in class and via Blackboard, and 2) be open to all students in the class equally. INCOMPLETE GRADES Incomplete grades are only given in emergency situations; University policy states that students must be passing the course and must have completed 1/2 of the course requirements to receive an “I”. There will be no exceptions to this policy. Students must always consult the University Catalog for academic guidance. The catalog can be found here : CLASSROOM DECORUM Students need to arrive in class on time. After the instructor has formally convened class, there is no guarantee that you will be allowed to enter the class. Once in the classroom, students are expected to remain in class until the instructor has formally dismissed class. Students should refrain from leaving the classroom during the lectures and discussions. This is considered disruptive and inconsiderate to fellow students and to the instructor.
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