If you miss a weekly exam due to a university excused absence, contact me immediately, or as soon thereafter as you can, by email at email@example.com. Otherwise I will assume that you do not plan on taking a make-up. To the university excused absence list you are permitted to add absences required for job interviews, university service such as Fish Camp, etc. For interviews I would want to see your letter from the company stating the date that they would like to interview you, or at least come look me in the eye and state the reason. If your reason is reasonable, I will probably still let you take a make-up, say for oversleeping or being in jail for drunk and disorderly, but those would be special requests. It can never hurt to ask. I can only say no, but am pretty flexible on that.
NOTE: UNLESS YOU TRULY HAVE UNIVERSITY QUALITY EXCUSES, THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF EXAMS THAT YOU CAN RETAKE WILL BE FIVE. I AM SADLY NOT WILLLING TO SIT THERE FOR DAYS MAKING OUT AND GRADING SPECIAL EXAMS JUST BECAUSE YOU CANNOT MAKE AN 8:00 AM CLASS.
You must then email me with all of the following information as soon as possible after the exam was administered:
The subject line really MUST read exactly as follows:
Makeup exam for CVENXXX, Y, and your name.
where XXX = the course number (221, 305, 444, 446, 686, …), Y = which quiz (Weekly 1, Weekly 16, Rogue 9, etc.), and your name.
Inside the email, state:
What class you missed (CVEN 221 makeup, or 305, 322, 345, 444, 446, or whatever)
Date the exam was given
What number exam you missed (Weekly 01, Weekly 02, Rogue 09, Rogue 12, …)
Your email address
Why you will miss, or missed the exam.
It MUST be identical to that. CVEN XXX makeup. The reason for this is that I get hundreds of spam messages a day and I just won’t see your email otherwise. If you don’t get a response from me saying you can or cannot take the make-up in a few days, email me again.
I will then respond to these emails with permission, or not, to take the make-up later in the semester. Failure to take the makeup will result in a zero for the exam.
The makeup exam will be given whenever we can mostly all get together, perhaps on a weekend or some evening. Note that it is 100% your responsibility to inform me that you need a make-up exam. Many people miss the exam because they are dropping out of school or out of this class, and I simply cannot track you all down at bad email addresses and inaccurate telephone numbers to find out why you missed an exam and whether or not you intend to take the make-up. It is your responsibility to contact me as listed above. I will reply to you with a return email. Hang onto it and bring it to the make-up exam to get in.
There will hopefully be only one make-up date given, but if you truly cannot meet with the rest of us, I will see if I can set another time/date.
Later in the semester I will send something similar to: “As stated on the syllabus a make-up exam date has been scheduled for everyone who notified me that they need to take one. If you neglected to let me know that you needed to take a make-up, and why, you are still welcome to show up at this time, and plead your case. No guarantees. We will meet at (date, room and time.) Please bring a copy of each of the emails I sent you stating that a make-up was OK.”
Note that once you miss an exam there is simply no way for me to tailor individual exams similar to the one you missed. Thus far I have over 20 of you who have what I consider a reasonable excuse for a make-up. Thus we will wait until later in the semester to set a time and place for everyone to take it. Be prepared for anything we have covered in the class, since making one out just like the one you missed would neither be possible, nor fair to the other students, since you have by then had an extra two months to figure out how to work it.
If you missed more than one, we will just keep on giving them out, twenty minutes to work the first replacement, then move on the the next one until you get all of them made up. Note again, the maximum of 5 make-ups. I understand that when your bus got hit by the train, it took you a while to pull 12 trapped survivors out of the flaming wreckage, but whereas missing the quiz on that day was reasonable, going to the award ceremony where you were awarded the National Holy Cross of Heroism and Valor could have been put off to a non-quiz day.