Teaching Issues When You Travel

Covering your classes when you go to a conference:

  • You should arrange to have someone cover your class in your absence. Having the substitute run a recitation section or give a quiz rather than give a lecture may be appropriate.
  • The arrangements you make must ensure that the entire course syllabus is covered in all cases.
  • You should minimize the number of classes that need to be missed.
  • When you make these arrangements, please let the departmental office know. (It has happened that the substitute forgot to show up and the secretaries did not know who was supposed to cover the class).