When a student is absent from class due to illness or injury, it is the responsibility of the student to communicate with his/her professor and to follow the requirements of the professor regarding the course work missed. Penalties for absenteeism depend upon the policy and discretion of the professor, as outlined in the course syllabus.
Written notification from a physician excusing a student from class due to illness, injury or hospitalization is required if a student misses three or more consecutive days. This documentation can be brought or faxed to the Health Center (Fax 563-588-7659). The Health Center will relay this information via email to the Vice President of Student Development / Dean of Students who will in turn notify the professors via email. The Health Center will only send an email notification when the student is excused from classes for three or more consecutive days.
Professors wishing to verify other cases of student absence due to illness or injury may call the nursing staff of the Health Center at 563-588-7142. Dates on which the student received care can be verified if permission has been granted by the student; other health information is confidential.
In some cases such as mono. a physician may give a student a class excuse with the instruction to attend classes as tolerated. The student is required to contact the Health Center either by stopping in, phone call or email on the days that they are not able to attend class with a condition report.