Tag Archive: attendance

Sep 29 2016

SIP #3.6 What is Student Engagement?

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? In education, we hear a lot about “student engagement” and how important it can be for student success. Our definitions of “engagement” tend to vary according to our role on campus, however. For faculty, engagement can mean coming to class, participating in group discussions, or completing homework. For administrators, …

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Feb 11 2016

SIP #2.18 Integrated Attendance and Participation Policies

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? Since time immemorial, instructors have battled to get students to come to class and participate. Responses to the attendance conundrum have ranged from positive reinforcement (assigning points for coming and/or participating) to the punitive (taking away points for missing). How can we best encourage fruitful attendance and participation in …

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Aug 18 2015

SIP 2.1 Ice Breakers

Thirsty for Strong Instructional Practice? Welcome to the first day of the new semester!  Everyone is excited, the room is filled with promise.  You don’t want to kill the mood by spending the entire first day going over the syllabus, but when you enter the classroom and look at 25 new students, you wonder how …

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Feb 12 2015

SIP 1.4: Attendance

Two students in a college classroom

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? Ideally every student will attend every class meeting, but how can a student who misses class because of illness, work conflicts, jury duty, family obligations, or other legitimate reasons get caught up quickly without you having to recreate the class for her? Take a SIP of this: Attendance Here’s …

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