Instructor Information

Andrew Battista

Office: Patterson Office Tower 1518
Phone: 859-257-1840
E mail:
Office Hours: W 2:00-3:00 & F 2:00-4:00, or by appointment.  I will hold office hours in the William T. Young Library.
If you need to meet with me at any time, just let me know by sending me an e mail.

ENG 270 Attendance Policy

Your success in ENG 270 hinges on interaction, discussion, and constructive criticism, none of which can happen when you are not in the classroom. Although I think this is clear, it’s still the case that every semester I teach, I have some students who habitually arrive late to class or feel that other things are more important and leave class early, which is distracting. Worse, it demonstrates a lack of respect for me, for other students, and for the subject. As per the university attendance requirement, everyone will be allowed to have eight unexcused absences without penalty, which is, in my opinion, more than enough leeway for bad traffic, rain, sickness, printing problems, parking snafus, or anything else that might occasionally make you late.  However, above and beyond the university attendance policy, habitual lateness and absence may not reflect well on the participation component of your grade.  Please attend regularly and on time.