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College of HEST Policy for Faculty Absence from Class

When College of HEST faculty are unable to attend their class because of illness or travel to a conference, they must find a guest speaker to cover class for them or provide an additional out-of-class assignment to make up for the educational time missed. In these circumstances, faculty should alert their students as well as the department head, so that any questions arising can be answered and students properly directed. When travel is involved, filling out the Request for Leave of Absence form to receive department head approval in advance affords faculty coverage for liability purposes through the university.

Leave Form

All CEP instructors who must miss class should alert the department office of whether they have secured a guest speaker to take over and who that is, or whether the class is canceled and an addition out-of-class or on-line assignment has been given to students to make up for educational time missed. In addition, instructors need to alert their students as to what is happening, preferably well in advance (such as by listing the day you will be out of town at a conference on your syllabus, which class will be canceled, and what the make up assignment will be). The way to alert the department is through the form available at this link, at least a week in advance. Please describe your strategy and name your designee, including contact information for any guest speakers who are not CEP instructors.


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