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Attendance / Participation
The best way to encourage attendance and participation in your class is to make class
meetings interactive and engaging for students. If you intend to require attendance
or participation, you should be very clear about your expectations and how these factors
will impact the final grade. How will you track attendance? How do you define ‘participation’?
More importantly, why are you grading attendance and/or participation? How do these
contribute to student learning? To address the issue of grading attendance and participation,
make sure that the assessment policy is carefully spelled out on the class syllabus.
You may also consider the following recommendations that are based on discussions
from CTL luncheons:
See the following links for additional guidance: