University Resources, Operations and Policies

Exam/Assignment Absence Policy


Policy Statement

Adelphi University welcomes diversity in its community, and respects various religious observances. This policy sets forth guidance for members of the University to take such religious observances into consideration regarding course examination and assignment schedules.


Reason for Policy

The goal of this policy is to effectively balance religious holidays observed by members of the university with the regular academic schedule and requirements of faculty and students.


Who Is Governed by this Policy

Faculty and Students


Policy

Adelphi University requires that students who anticipate being absent, due to their religious observance, will notify their professors at the start of the semester. This will
allow the faculty to take these observances into consideration in light of their course exam and assignment schedules. Also, whenever feasible, exams and assignment deadlines should not be scheduled on religious holidays observed by members of the class.

Students absent from class, clinical experiences, practice, labs, etc. on those days, (after prior notice to the professor), should not be penalized for any exam or assignment deadline missed because of those absences. Students must contact the instructor to work out suitable arrangements for make-ups or other satisfaction of academic requirements.

Faculty who plan to be absent due to religious observances should notify students in advance of the absence, and indicate the method of make-up.


Definitions

This policy does not have definitions associated with it at this time. Upon periodic policy review this area will be evaluated to determine if additional information is needed to supplement the policy.


Forms

This policy does not have forms associated with it at this time. Upon periodic policy review this area will be evaluated to determine if additional information is needed to supplement the policy.


Related Information

Visit interfaith.org for a list of religious holidays.


Contact

Office of the University Registrar
p – 516.877.3300
e – registrar@adelphi.edu


Document History

  • Last Reviewed Date: November 6, 2006
  • Last Revised Date: N/A
  • Policy Origination Date: November 6, 2006                

Who Approved This Policy

Office of the Provost

 
 
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