Email from MU Provost explains makeup class conditions

Provost Latha Ramchand sent an email to instructors detailing the rules and conditions for professors using Reading Day.

Students may be upset about the possibility of class on Reading Day, Friday May 10, but there are multiple stipulations in the bill that was passed that make that it harder for professors to schedule a class that day.

There are a few conditions listed in the email, sent by MU Provost Latha Ramchand to MU instructors, to inform them about steps to take if they decide to use this day for makeup classes.

First, the use of Reading Day is optional and professors are encouraged to consider alternative options such as an online or evening reschedule before deciding to use Reading Day.

Only courses that meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays are eligible for this makeup class day, and the makeup must be for Thursday only.

Additionally, if instructors choose to use Reading Day, they cannot use it to give students a final test or exam; they cannot penalize students for not attending; and they must schedule the makeup class for the same time that the regular class meets during the semester.

Instructors who want to use this time to make up their missed class must request and confirm the availability of the room ahead of time and through the appropriate scheduling unit.

These instructors must inform students that they are going to use Reading Day no later than Friday, April 5.

Edited by Emily Wolf | ewolf@themaneater.com

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