Absence Notification

When students are absent due to a crisis situation or unexpected illness and unable to contact individual instructors directly, the Case Management Staff can send an Absence Notification. 

What is an Absence Notification?An Absence Notification is NOT:
An email notification from the Case Management Staff to a student's instructor(s).  A copy of this message is also sent to the student. An emergency situation may include: a hospitalization, a death in the family, etc.Appropriate for non-emergency situations such as car problems, minor illnesses, or a past absence
An announcement that an emergency prevents a student from contacting their instructor directly and may also prevent the student from fulfilling academic responsibilities.A request or mandate to excuse an absence; this decision belongs to the instructor.
A source of information so faculty can anticipate a student's absence and (sometimes) know when to expect the student to return to class.A requirement for students. If a student contacts instructors about an emergency directly, it is not necessary to involve the Case Management Staff. Instructors are always welcome to share any concern about a student with the Case Management staff.
A written reminder that students should work directly with instructors to determine how to complete any missed coursework during an absence.Verification that the information the student has provided is true. Upon request, the student should provide necessary documentation.

Each instructor has the authority to make decisions about student absences and how an absence will affect students' grades. The Case Management Staff is unable to require faculty to excuse absences or grant make-up work.  However, the Case Management staff encourage faculty to keep in mind that students who utilize the absence notification service are typically recovering from a crisis and would benefit from appropriate consideration. 

Requesting an Absence Notification

To request an Absence Notifcation please follow this link to complete a "CARE Referral".

- In the referral, please include your name,  TU ID#, dates of absence, and reason for absences. If you are emailing on a student’s behalf, please provide as much of the above requested infromation as possible.