This course adheres to PSU’s Excused Absence Policy.

Furthermore, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and my own commitment to universal design for learning, there is no formal attendance policy for this class. This means that absences will not be penalized in any way and that success in the course is determined by your investment in the readings and assignments, not by your physical presence or absence. This course is designed to be accessible for both remote and asynchronous learning.

As such, consider synchronous sessions to be optional. There’s no need to notify me if you were planning on attending a synchronous session and can’t make it for whatever reason. However, if you won’t be able to attend synchronously or to complete assignments for a time, please contact me to let me know. I want to make sure we all stay in contact in some form throughout the semester.