The university's philosophy on attendance supports its mission of career and professional education. The university creates an educational environment that is responsive to the career/professional interests and educational objectives of its students, as well as the needs of employers, government and society. Students are expected to attend all of their classes just as employees are expected to be at work as scheduled in the business world. Our goal is to prepare students to be conscientious and productive employees.
NAU creates a caring and supportive learning environment. The university believes that students are more successful if they participate in class, and that they receive great benefit from classroom discussions and the relationships formed with other students and faculty members. Instructors are more likely to recognize that a student is in need of tutoring or other academic support if the student is regularly attending class.