Class attendance is different based on the mode of class delivery (face to face and online) and determined by the primary instructor. For face to face classes, regular attendance is desirable and expected. Depending on if online courses are synchronous or asynchronous dictates online class attendance/participation. The primary instructor has the responsibility for communicating at the beginning of each semester the schedule of class meetings and the class attendance policies which are required in the course.
If a student is absent or anticipates an absence for either class mode, the student's primary responsibility is to directly contact the primary instructor, and the student should consult with them accordingly. A student who misses a class or does not have an online presence is personally responsible for information and assignments communicated during that class session.
Instructors or other University officials who may require students, individually or collectively, to be absent from their classes due to a field trip, online activity, or similar officially recognized activity are responsible for providing adequate information to the students involved so that the students may provide notice to other instructors.