It is an expectation that all committee and council members attend every meeting. Permission for “absence for cause” should be sought from the Chair. The Chair of the committee or council must notify the stakeholder group when a member has missed three regular meetings without cause. Upon the fourth absence, the Chair of the committee or council shall notify the Steering Committee that the member has forfeited the position and request a replacement. The Steering Committee will notify the appropriate appointing body for a replacement. A person who is on sabbatical or other authorized leave for an extended period of time shall notify the Chair of the committee or council of his/her anticipated absence. The Chair shall request from the Steering Committee that a temporary replacement be appointed by the appropriate stakeholder group.