May 30, 2023  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Academic Policy Relative to Closing Due to Inclement Weather

GENERAL STATEMENT: Tennessee Technological University offices will remain open during periods of inclement weather even though classes may be canceled.

In accordance with TBR policy, faculty, administrators, and staff of TTU are expected to make every reasonable effort to be at their work assignment on time, taking into consideration the personal risk involved. Administrators or staff employees who anticipate arriving late, or not arriving at work at all, should notify their immediate supervisor of this fact as soon as possible and request annual leave for the period of absence. If faculty members must be absent from assigned classes due to inclement weather, it is their responsibility to notify the appropriate chairperson and/or dean.

The decision to cancel off-campus classes will be made by the Provost in close consultation with the Dean of the College of Graduate Studies and the coordinator of the affected off-campus center. The information will then be disseminated as quickly as possible by whatever means are available in the vicinity of the affected center.

At times it may be necessary for the President to declare specific hours as emergency closing as the result of inclement weather or other emergency situations. In such cases, regular full-time and part-time employees on the active payroll who are scheduled to work during the declared times of closing will be granted time off from work with pay. Employees who are not scheduled to work will not be paid for the emergency closing. Clerical and support personnel required to work to keep essential services functioning will receive extra compensation. Administrative personnel required to work will receive equal time off for hours worked.

If classes are not canceled despite inclement weather, students are responsible for any academic work they miss as a result of inclement weather. It is the individual  student’s responsibility to take the initiative in making up any missed work, and it is the faculty member’s responsibility to provide students a reasonable opportunity to make up missed work.