A faculty member must notify via e-mail, phone, or in writing the department head and/or dean of absence prior to the class meeting. All faculty members are expected to meet their classes promptly at the scheduled time. In case of illness, death in the family, or other emergencies, the faculty member should notify his/her department head or immediate supervisor of his/her absence. The department head will insure that the faculty member's responsibilities are appropriately met during his/her absence. Absences must be reflected on the time sheet (date, reason, and number of hours missed).
In the event of planned absence to attend professional meetings or to perform other duties in connection with the University, the faculty member should make arrangements in advance with the department head, and plans should be made for other qualified persons to conduct the classes missed.