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Do faculty have to alter their attendance policy?

No. Faculty are under no obligation to alter or waive their attendance policy. However, faculty are strongly encouraged to identify and determine how much attendance is considered an essential part of courses. The DSS office may make recommendations to faculty about unique circumstances where attendance considerations would be beneficial. Attendance considerations for students from DSS always carry a "standard of reasonableness" with them. It is always good practice for faculty to clearly state attendance requirements on the course syllabus.