Faculty Handbook

Missed Classes (Faculty Responsibilities )

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Each student and faculty member must evaluate individual circumstances to determine if it is safe to attempt to attend college that day. Should weather conditions prevent you from being able to safely make it to campus, even if the college has not cancelled or delayed classes, or illness and other unforeseen events may cause you to miss a scheduled class, we ask you to take a few steps to communicate with the college and your students.

Contact students using your preferred method of communication. (Seek assistance from your division’s administrative assistant as needed.)
·    Contact your division Administrative Assistant to ensure a sign is posted on the door (for seat-based classes) or post an announcement in Blackboard (for Web-Enhanced, Hybrid, or Online /Web-Centered classes) explaining the situation to students.
When instructional time is missed for any reason, it is your responsibility to complete the following actions:
·    Provide make-up instructional activities that are comparable to the learning experience for your students.
·    Make up instruction by rescheduling classes or by other alternatives, which may include extra assignments, individual conferences, online assignments, etc.
·    Document the details in regards to missed instructional time, and provide it to the dean’s / director’s office