It is SIUC policy that members of the Guard, Reserve, or active United States Military, who are called to active or inactive duty (i.e. drill, annual training, Additional Flight Training Periods, Active Duty for Special Work, Readiness Management Assembly, Title 32, etc.) or who require medical treatment for service-related conditions suffer no academic setbacks for that service or treatment.
- Personnel must present proof of training schedule, official orders, or letter from the member’s unit, to The Veterans Center. We understand that training schedules are subject to change and if a change occurs, please submit a memorandum from the reservist’s unit. In the case of medical treatment, personnel must present a signed document from a VA physician, Master of Social Work, or other qualified individual indicating that any absence should be excused.
- The Veterans Center will notify faculty of the legitimacy of these absences.
- They will further specify that there should be no penalty regarding academic or attendance issues.
- In recognition that members of the Guard and Reserve often have to travel long distances for their duty, these individuals shall be excused from class in time to rest a full 8 hours before beginning military training or medical treatment.
- If all students have the right to drop a test/quiz grade, these absences will not constitute the dropped test and make-up tests or alternative evaluations will be allowed. The student should be given any opportunity for in class points as if the student were never absent, including opportunities for extra credit if it is given on the day the absence occurs.
- If the student’s performance according to the faculty’s judgment allows for the faculty member to award a grade consistent with the student’s performance in the class, then the faculty may choose to do so as long as the faculty and the student both agree.