Faculty Adherence to Class Schedule and Faculty Absences
Most faculty-student contacts are made in the classroom and in the faculty member's offices. Classes are scheduled to meet on specified days and for a specific length of time. Special holidays or other exceptions to the schedule, if not stated in the official calendar, are proclaimed in written announcements from the President or from the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Adherence to the final examination schedule and the proper completion of all duties associated with the opening and closing of a semester are required. Faculty are expected to hold all regularly scheduled class meetings. When the faculty member cannot hold a regularly scheduled class, appropriate accommodations should be made.
The Board of Regents of The Texas State University System, in their Rules and Regulations, has adopted the following policy concerning faculty absences, Chapter V, Subsection 4.82, “Absences.”
Specific questions related to faculty absences and definitions of terms are addressed in Human Resources Policy B-1, “Employee Leaves” and in Academic Policy Statement 800215, “Faculty Administrative Leave Program.”