LSU teachers may start using attendance in grading criteria

LSU teachers may start using attendance in grading criteria

POSTED: Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 3:15pm

UPDATED: Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 3:19pm

LSU students who skip out on class will have their grades docked by fall.

The school’s faculty senate passed a resolution that'll allow teachers to use class attendance in their grading criteria.

This would be an option for teachers, not necessarily a requirement; instructors say it will send a clear message to students that attendance is important.

NBC33 went out to campus today to get student reactions to the proposal.

LSU sophomore Laura Johnson said, "I honestly don't think attendance will increase that much. It's just that complaining will increase tenfold."

"College is a privilege and so many students are taking advantage of it,” stated student Daisy Miller, who likes the rule. “They think in the real world things are going to be handed to them."

This new rule could take effect as early as the fall. LSU administrators like the idea because they believe it'll help boost graduation rates.

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