Just Showing Up: Educators Focus on Attendance to Help Students Succeed

Norbert von der Groeben for The Chronicle

Students sign in for an evening communications class at California State U.-East Bay, where an effort to help first-year students succeed has included a focus on attendance.
June 05, 2011

The age-old practice of taking attendance is gaining new emphasis in some college classrooms, with administrators and faculty viewing stronger incentives for showing up as a way to further their goals of improving retention and increasing graduation…

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