Guidelines for Class Absences and Makeup Quizzes and Exams

Brandeis is a research university with a wide range of classes from large lecture-based courses to small discussion-based courses.

Given this breadth, no single policy regarding attendance, quizzes and exams can be set for the university. Instructors are strongly encouraged to include their policies regarding attendance, quizzes and exams in their syllabi and to discuss these policies during the first day of class.

Students are expected to recognize that these policies are not meant to hinder students, but rather to define the rigor of a Brandeis education. Documentation of a disability does not exempt a student from these guidelines and expectations.

The following are practices that instructors use at Brandeis, which are supported by the university:

Attendance

Quizzes and Exams