College of Arts, Sciences and Education
CASE Excused Absences
All student requests to be excused from classes are the responsibility of the faculty member teaching the course. The only excused absence that is a part of University policy involves institutional travel which must be approved by the Vice President for Academic Affairs. Students participating in approved University-related travel are to be excused from classes but are still responsible for making up any missed assignments and/or tests.
It is up to the discretion of individual faculty members whether other extenuating circumstances should be considered for an excused absence. The Dean's office does not make these judgments for faculty.