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Mansfield University Attendance Policy:   (as stated in the MU Catalog)

"Regular and punctual class attendance is expected. Documented excuses because of illness, serious mitigating circumstances, official military service, or official university representation will be accepted by all faculty members.  Absences due to COVID-19-related illness, quarantine, and/or isolation will be excused as well.  In these cases, faculty members will permit students to make up all graded course components without penalty in a reasonable manner at a time agreeable to instructor and student. Students must provide documentation before absences can be excused. All instructors are expected to make their class participation and attendance policies clear in the course syllabi. Faculty are encouraged to report two missed classes in a row to absent@mansfield.edu for follow-up."

Class Policy:  You are expected be familiar with all sessions. 

Consistent with University policy, I take attendance at the start of each class.  You are expected to attend ALL sessions.  If you accumulate more than 3 unexcused absences, your final total is reduced by 2 points for EACH additional absence.  Excused absences (e.g., due to illness, military duty, etc.) will not be penalized given appropriate documentation.  For university activities, the document must be dated and from an appropriate university sponsor.  You have one calendar week after your return to present appropriate paperwork.  Documentation is due by December 3rd for absences during the final week of regular classes.

As stated in the University policy, I am expected to report if you miss over two consecutive classes with no explanation.  

Be on time!  Class begins promptly at 10:30.  Persons who arrive after 10:30 without a documented excuse may not be allowed to sign the attendance roster for that day. Tell me if you have work, practice, rehearsal, or an activity that will consistently make you late. 

Let me know if you are ill and I will work with you on missed information  

VERY, VERY IMPORTANT:  If you miss more than twelve class sessions in total (i.e., four weeks out of the semester) for unexcused absences, you should withdraw or you will be assigned a grade of “F” regardless of your performance on tests and exercises.  In-class questions and lectures cover critical information for your success.  It is easy for things to go downhill if you repeatedly miss class.  If you contract a major illness or are struggling with other issues, let me know as soon as possible.  We can discuss your options.  If necessary, the deadline for withdrawing from Fall 2021 courses is Friday, October 29th.  PSY 1101 is offered every semester (including summers).

Given the continuing COVID situation, if you want an excused absence for a given class (e.g., due to illness, official university-sponsored activities, etc.), send documentation so we can keep a record.     

If you are ill or working, taped versions of all lectures will be available online.