Attendance and Absence of Instructional Staff

Scope: Who is Covered by this Policy?

Instructional Staff 


One of the primary obligations of each member of the instructional staff is to meet all class engagements for which he or she is scheduled. Class absences by instructors are normally justified on professional, medical, or bona fide emergency grounds.

An instructor who expects to be absent from any classes should obtain prior authorization of the chair or of the Dean of the Regional Campuses.  Emergency absences should be reported to the chair or the Dean of the Regional Campuses immediately.

Members of the instructional staff shall conduct the entire meeting of each class before and after each vacation period unless excused by the chair or Dean of the Regional Campuses.

Related Form(s)

Not Applicable.

Additional Resources and Procedures

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Policy Administration

Next Review Date


Responsible Officers  

Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

Legal Authority

Not Applicable.

Compliance Policy


Recent Revision History

Not Applicable.

Reference ID(s)

  • MUPIM 5.9
  • OAC-3339-5-09

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