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Lutgert College of Business

Lutgert College of Business

COB Handbook - Class Cancellation


NOTE: Faculty employed at Florida Gulf Coast University ARE NOT ALLOWED to independently cancel classes.


It is part of the professional responsibility of all faculty to carry out their assigned teaching duties in an appropriate manner. This responsibility includes the requirement to meet all scheduled classroom commitments.  For MW/TR and one-day only classes you must have 28 and 14 days, respectively, plus the 165 minute final, as scheduled on Gulfline.

In emergency situations please follow these steps:

  1. Inform the Department Chair and/or Department Secretary of the situation and either provide alternative class coverage or special out-of-office class assignment equivalent to the missed class.
  2. If you are able to make alternative class coverage arrangements, please ensure the person covering the class has the necessary materials to conduct the class.
  3. If alternative class coverage cannot be arranged, have your Department Secretary post a sign on the classroom door and elsewhere necessary to inform the students that the class will not meet as scheduled and to check their e-mail for an out-of-class assignment.
  4. Have your Department Secretary send an e-mail to your class or classes informing the students that the class will not meet as scheduled and provide them with the out- of-class assignment.