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.
If the absence will be less than 3 weeks, the student will be allowed to make up any missed work.
If the absence will be longer than 3 weeks the student and faculty member have some options.
- Personnel must present proof of training schedule, official orders, or letter from the member’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.
- Students should let faculty members know as soon as possible about any upcoming absences, and discuss possible actions to make up missed work. Feel free to contact the Veterans Center if you have any questions or concerns. We can assist in confirming to faculty that the absence is a legitimate military necessity.
- 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.