Office of the Provost

Unavoidable Absences

A faculty member should report to his or her dean or department chair any unexpected development that will prevent his or her meeting a class or other such appointment. An approved substitute must be provided or appropriate notice given to the student group at the beginning of the class period.

Preferably, the faculty member should recommend his or her own temporary substitute. If no other arrangements can be made, a message should be delivered to the class no later than the time a class that cannot be met is scheduled to begin.

For additional information, refer to University Policy 02-04-02, Academic Responsibilities and Professional Conduct.