Must Be Present to Win: A Conversation about Attendance and Student Success



Southern Oregon University
Vicki T. Purslow
Presentation Date: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Event or Conference: 
Instructional Institute
Presentation Type: 
Boyer's Domain: 
Presentation Location: 
1250 Siskiyou Blvd
Ashland, OR 97520
United States
Research suggests a strong relationship between class attendance in college and college grades. Surprisingly, class attendance appears to be a better predictor of college grades than scores on standardized admissions tests, study habits, and study skills. Participants will explore their own experiences regarding the impact of class attendance on student success, and a variety of approaches to taking attendance, even in large classes.