Classes are conducted on the premise that regular attendance is desirable and expected. The individual instructor has the responsibility for managing student attendance and for communicating at the beginning of each semester those class attendance policies which prevail in that classroom.
If a student is absent or anticipates an absence, the student's primary responsibility is directly to the instructors, and the student should consult with them accordingly. A student who misses a class is nonetheless responsible for information and assignments communicated during that class session. If students discover that they are to be absent for an extended period, they should promptly notify the instructors and be prepared to document the reason for extended absences.
Instructors or other University officials who may require students, individually or collectively, to be absent from their classes due to a field trip 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.
Section 5.0 of the Bylaws of the Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska states:
"Students, like all members of the academic community, have the responsibility to create and support an educational environment. Each member of the community should be treated with respect and dignity. Each has the right to learn. This right imposes a duty not to infringe upon the rights of others. The academic community should assure its members those opportunities, protections and privileges that provide the best climate for learning."