Explained Absence

Explained Absence Notification

If the student, a family member, or a friend contacts the Academic Advisement Center prior to an extended emergency absence of a current student, Christina Bowles will notify faculty involved if it is not possible for the student to do so. The reason for the absence is not verified and every effort is made to clarify student understanding that an explained absence is not the same thing as an excused absence. Students are referred to individual instructors upon their return to campus to discuss the impact of their absence on their success in each class. This service might be used when a student is hospitalized unexpectedly for a serious injury.