Title of Resolution

Attendance Policy

Resolution Number



The current proposal is not explicit in the right of faculty members to set their attendance requirements and grading in the area of both excused and unexcused absences. After seeking external comments, several rewrites and feedback from the Executive Committee, the Student Policies Committee is now recommending a simple reordering of the current policy to uncouple the sentence about the right of the faculty to have more restrictive grading policies from the sentence about the 15% guideline. We also recommend that the sentence about distributing the instructor’s attendance policy be more prominent. The next page shows the old and new locations of these sentences. Based on the premise that no wording has been added or deleted from the current policy, we recommend that this be announced as a slight change.

Originating Committee

Student Policies

Type of Resolution


Academic Year


Date passed by Senate



Received and Acknowledged by President Halstead, 6/1/07 - Effective Fall 2007