Because of the transition to online learning due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is introducing a new temporarily policy regarding attendance during this period of remote learning. This temporary policy applies to all courses offered at UNO.
Students will not be required to provide supporting documentation to justify absences which are a result of an illness or a concern of illness. Faculty are strongly encouraged to work with their students in their courses so that students can make up assignments that are missed due to illness or concern about illness. Students should notify their instructors in advance of the absence if possible and should keep up with classwork if they are able to do so.
Reason for the Policy
We are facing a challenging situation in which all of us are called on to make a good faith effort to be flexible and to make decisions in the best interest of the community. In light of this, UNO, with the endorsement of the Faculty Senate, is temporarily suspending the usual guidelines regarding instructor authority in setting attendance policies.
This temporary campuswide policy puts everyone on their honor. It requires that faculty and instructors trust the word of their students when they say they are ill, and it requires that students report the reason for their absence truthfully. All of this is to say that the usual codes of conduct and rules of academic integrity are still in place.
For more information, please visit the temporary policy page.
About the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.