New policy aims to helps students in the military

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – A new policy at Purdue University will allow students to fulfill military obligations without having their grades penalized.

The policy was passed by a near unanimous vote at Monday’s university Senate meeting.

At its February meeting, the policy was discussed and revisions were made. Under the new revisions, the student cannot miss more than a third of their classes.

Students will also have the opportunity to appeal if they do not agree that a professor is using the policy correctly.

Purdue Associate Professor Hal Kirkwood said this policy is to protect students who have military obligations and holds teachers more accountable.

“They have specific requirements to attend things, like weekend training sessions and two weeks summer training events, that if they don’t attend those — they go to jail,” said Kirkwood.

The Senate also discussed revising the probation policy for students and developing stricter guidelines for scheduling evening exams.

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