The Importance of Attendance

This week, we’re interrupting our regularly-scheduled series of posts on Chickering and Gamson’s Seven Principles to dive into an issue that has immediate relevance for us and our students: attendance. Now that low midterm grades have been reported, and students who are in need of different academic strategies are acutely aware of that fact, it may be worth revisiting with them how much impact attendance (and the lack thereof) actually has on their course grade and overall academic performance. Continue reading “The Importance of Attendance”