PSU Mark
Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

For more information about this meeting, contact Aleksey Zelenberg.

Title:Encouraging Student Attendance
Seminar:Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar
Speaker:Atendees, Penn State
Abstract:
The topic for this week was inspired by a question I got from a first-time teacher: what are some ways to encourage attendance that do not involve a mandatory attendance policy? Discussion will be centered around the following questions: 1. Is classroom attendance always important? Is it okay for "good" students to miss class? What about those who "already know" the material? Is there a difference in our attendance expectations based on the class level (e.g., Math 021 vs. Math 141, vs. Math 251)? 2. What are some ways to incentivize student attendance? Are there any methods that don't involve grades in some way? 3. On the flip-side, how do we ensure that students realize that success is NOT based on attendance alone? Some additional optional reading and resources: http://www.jstor.org.ezaccess.libraries.psu.edu/stable/40658464 http://www.jstor.org.ezaccess.libraries.psu.edu/stable/42775811 http://www.jstor.org.ezaccess.libraries.psu.edu/stable/1243268

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB216
Date:04 / 07 / 2015
Time:12:20pm - 01:10pm