Students arriving 5-15 minutes late to lab will be excused once. If it happens again, every time the student is 5-15 minutes late will be considered as an absence. Labs will take the full 2 hours and 50 minutes. Showing up more than 15 minutes late and/or leaving early will count as an absence. Excused absences are only offered if you have proper documentation. Documentation (doctor’s note, accident report, police report, etc.) must be submitted to your Lab TA, and has to be approved by your Lab TA or lab within seven days after the absence. Examples of an excused absence include doctor’s appointments, attending a funeral or memorial service, being
Page 2 of 7 involved in an accident, jury duty, religious activities, etc... Examples of things which are not considered as an excused absence include bad traffic, missing the bus, being hung-over, hanging out with friends, going on vacation, etc... If you have a ‘scheduled excused absence’, please give your Lab TA a seven-day advanced notice. ‘Scheduled excused absences’ are absences which are not sudden or abrupt; this include religious activities, university approved sports or activities, ROTC commitments, jury duty, etc... If you have a scheduled excused absence and you know you will be missing a lab at some point this semester, you should contact your TA as soon as possible and arrange to attend another lab section the same week to make up the lab. If you have an unexcused absence, you cannot make up the lab or the experiment. Additionally, you will forfeit your pre-lab and post-lab quiz grades (regardless of completion). If you have an excused absence, only the post-lab quiz will be excused. The pre-lab quizzes and lab assignments will NOT be excused. Once a laboratory has been completed by all the lab sections, the materials and equipment needed for that lab session are dismantled and will not be reassembled later for purposes of making up missed labs. LABORATORY SAFETY: You MUST wear closed toed shoes that cover your toes and the tops of your feet. If you are not wearing appropriate footwear, you will be asked to leave, and you will receive an unexcused absence. You MUST wear a lab coat at all times while in the lab. If you leave the lab room for any reason, remove your lab coat and put it back on when you return. You should button down your lab coat while in the lab. If you are not wearing a lab coat, you will be asked to leave, and you will receive an unexcused absence. You MUST wear goggles (protective eyewear) while working with chemicals and/or organisms. If you are not wearing appropriate eye protection, you will be asked to leave, and you will receive an unexcused absence. Food and drink (including water) are NOT permitted in the lab room. If you need to drink water, you should step outside the lab to do so.
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- Spring '11
- Biology, TA, Academia, Academic dishonesty