Students are responsible for regular class attendance. Faculty members report any student whose repeated absence from class is impairing the student's work. Students failing to attend the first session of any class may be administratively dropped by the instructor, but this is not mandatory. It is the student's responsibility to notify the Registrar's Office of any changes to their schedule. Students who miss class to travel on university-sanctioned business are given excused absences for the class time missed. Occasional absences of this kind will have no punitive impact on their grades. It is the student's responsibility to inform the instructor of the travel plans at least one week prior to the sanctioned absence, and to make up all work missed within a specified time period, as agreed to by instructor and student. However, significant absences may affect academic performance and grades.