Tagged Questions

On students' attendance in classes, seminars and talks.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

29
votes
7answers
3k views

Is it fine to cancel class on days before national holidays, due to low attendance?

So, thanksgiving break is coming up. On my campus, a large portion of the students leave early Wednesday to get back home. The break doesn't officially start until Thursday, but since that is the ...
14
votes
8answers
4k views

Is it fair to punish absent students with a one-question exam?

I recently came across a post (that I won't disclose because it contains the professor's last name): Attendance in this course was regularly low, so the professor used a one-question exam to punish ...
-4
votes
4answers
342 views

What can I do, as a student who dislikes attending class in a program where attendance is compulsory?

I don't know whether this is the right place for my question but I didn't find any other SE website to which I may ask this question. I am currently enrolled in a college in India. But the problem ...
10
votes
1answer
237 views

Why only medicine lectures are closed to the public?

In a coment, David Richerby pointed out that in his university in the UK everybody was entitled to attend to any lectures, except for Medicine. I have also found that Dusseldorf has the same policy, ...
9
votes
2answers
283 views

What can we do to increase student engagement?

My University has recently started recording lectures and posting them online. We have also, in the past few years, noticed a considerable drop in lecture attendance across the whole Physics and ...
1
vote
2answers
271 views

Under what circumstances would a lecturer 'bump up' a student to pass?

When would someone marking papers (lecturer, etc.) bump a student from just below pass up to the pass line? Do teachers consider things like attendance? Regardless of the consideration (attendance, ...
21
votes
5answers
1k views

How to encourage seminar attendance?

My research lab organizes monthly “internal” seminars, where we give the opportunity to talk to PhD students around the middle of their PhD, as well as newly arrived post-docs (who can talk about what ...
1
vote
0answers
69 views

Attendance recording software [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What systems are most effective for monitoring student attendance? I'm looking for a simple software package, or online service, whereby teachers can record any students ...
10
votes
4answers
372 views

Monitoring students in the lab

My professor recently had a problem, and he asked me for my help to solve it, and of course I ask for yours. He was made the School of Engineering Dean, an while it sounds important it takes most of ...
15
votes
6answers
3k views

What systems are most effective for monitoring student attendance?

I work in the Computing and Mathematics School at my university (UK). This year the School has adopted a fairly aggressive policy regarding student attendance. If a student has a poor – or zero – ...