Attendence in College

Discussion in 'Random Thoughts' started by interval_illusion, Jan 31, 2005.

  1. well, i overslept and missed my bus... it was totally my fault this time. but im still now one point closer to failing my math class for attendance even though i have a 100% in the class.

    i think it is ridiculous to take attendance in college. it should be grades only.

    what do you think about attendance in college?
     
  2. mystical_shroom

    mystical_shroom acerbic

    i dont think attendance should be the whole base of your grade, but maybe a small percent if that...
     
  3. Super_Grrl

    Super_Grrl Crazy love

    I think it's stupid. I can see it in seminars where you're graded on participation, and since you're not there you can't participate...but in lecture, it really shouldn't matter. The prof is just standing there yakking... and they can yak whether there's a hundred people in the room, or ten.
     
  4. yeah and i mean.... yeah take a few points off if you want. the person's GRADE should show if they learned the material or not.
     
  5. BraveSirRubin

    BraveSirRubin Members

    I personally agree. College is no longer a measure of a person's responsability as HS is... it is a measure of a person's achievement and will to learn. If the person doesn't come it is that person's problem... the college shouldn't interfere.
     
  6. ILoveMyGuitar

    ILoveMyGuitar Member

    I agree fully. Especially in classes where they just repeat what you read in the book. I always space out during class anyways, and just learn everything from reading the book. Why should I be punished because I can read it at home and comprehend it without assistance from the teacher? They get paid whether I attend or not. It's college, yet they still treat us like children. Sorry, that's my rant :)

    Peace :)
     
  7. i wonder if i can bribe my professor to use the eraser a few times?
     
  8. BraveSirRubin

    BraveSirRubin Members

    Sex Sells.
     
  9. yeah, but she's a straight woman. id have to get her REALLLY drunk.:p
     
  10. I went to a major university, where some freshmen classes had 500+ people, and they STILL took attendence.

    I am also of the thought that if you paid for the class, and can pass it w/o attending, what's the point of going?
     
  11. fitzy21

    fitzy21 Worst RT Mod EVAH!!!!

    theres some classes that you should have to go to, like labs and seminars and other things like that. but lecture classes, wtf...its pretty stupid that they keep attendance and what not. i'm paying for it, why should i have to go if i don't want to go...its my money, as long as i do the work and get good grades, whats the problem if i dont' show up for lectures???????? damn school attendance policy...
     
  12. lynsey

    lynsey Banned

    I think it should be optional. I had an A in bio last semester and ended up with a b- because of attendence.
     
  13. Duncan

    Duncan Senior Member

    This is from my college's bulletin on academic information. If you enroll you are literally requesting a seat during the lecture. If you are absent from class you are not participating in the learning process (interaction or lack thereof) and you are also potentially taking away the seat from someone who might have otherwise been turned away. Some classes (like German) never have to worry about over-enrollment. But other classes that are pre-requisites (such as microbiology for nursing) have to drop students all the time.

    My advice? Get two alarm clocks and use your cell phone's alarm to wake yourself up in the morning!

    Attendance at First Two Class Meetings

    Students must be dropped from class for failure to attend the first meeting of the class if they have not made prior arrangements directly with the instructor, and may be dropped for failure to attend the second meeting if they have not made prior arrangements directly with the instructor. Students who arrive late at the first meeting of the class may be dropped. After the first week of classes, it is the student’s responsibility to drop all classes which are no longer being attended.

    Attendance

    Students are expected to attend all class meetings of the courses in which they are enrolled. Student have a responsibility to drop classes they no longer attend.

    A student may be dropped by the instructor when 11 percent of the total hours the class meets have been missed. Three tardies may be considered equivalent to one absence.

    If absence is due to a contagious disease, students must clear through Student Health Services in Room U104.

    STUDENTS HAVE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF OFFICIALLY WITHDRAWING FROM COLLEGE OR DROPPING A CLASS WHEN THEY STOP ATTENDING, AND OF OBSERVING ESTABLISHE DEADLINES. FAILURE TO DROP A CLASS MAY RESULT IN A GRADE OF "F".

    EXCESSIVE ABSENCES AFTER THE DROP OR WITHDRAWAL DEADLINES MAY RESULT IN THE ASSIGNMENT OF F GRADES.

    STUDENTS ARE NOT TO ATTEND CLASSES FOR WHICH THEY ARE NOT ENROLLED. CREDIT WILL NOT BE GIVEN FOR ANY CLASS ATTENDED WITHOUT ENROLLING (THAT IS, REGISTERING).
     
  14. well, in my school it's that if you miss a fifth of the classes, you fail.

    im sorry but.... if i attend four outta five classes and have an A in the class and paid for it and studied for it, why are you gonna fail me?
     

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