Virginia State UniversityReginald F. Lewis School of Business
Student Attendance Policy
The Reginald F. Lewis School of Business has established an attendance policy for all businesscourses. The following procedure is in addition to any University policies that are in effect. TheReginald F. Lewis School of Business faculty and administrators have the right to interpret this policy as they wish in their courses.The Reginald F. Lewis School of Business fully expects students to be in attendance every daythat their classes meet. The only exceptions are excused University absences with officialnotification.
It is the student’s responsibility to contact their professor(s), in writing, prior tobeing away from campus for an athletic event or other campus sanctioned activity.
Writtennotification from the coach or faculty advisor is required at least 48 hours prior to the absence.Other absences that are considered excused:1.Illness with a doctor’s excuse and student has followed University policy andcontacted the Academic Success Center to document.2.Family emergencies with the proper and official documentation and the student hasfollowed University policy and contacted the Academic Success Center.The following are unexcused absences in the Reginald F. Lewis School of Business:One Unexcused Absenceis equivalent to:Arriving Five (5) minutes late to class Not showing up at all without prior approval frominstructor
The instructor has the authority to lock the class at 10 minutes after start time and countyou absent!!
The Reginald F. Lewis School of Business faculty will adhere to the University AttendancePolicy cited in the University Undergraduate Catalog on page 24 (www.vsu.edu/pages/165.asp):
Classroom attendance is expected of all students. The
instructor may reduce grades for students who exceed
four hours of absences for a four-semester-hour course,
three hours for a three hour course
, two hours of absences for a two-hour-course, and/or one hour for a one-hour course. Faculty members must include on the course syllabus any attendance policy that will affect grades,including tardiness and early departures.
The Reginald F. Lewis School of Business policy for excessive absences is as follows:1.Instructors have the
right to lower the student’s
earned grade by one full letter gradeor a set number of points for three (3) unexcused absences
in a three credit course.2.Instructors have the
right to administratively withdraw the student from the coursefor:
Created June 2008Updated January 2011