Sunday, October 08, 2006

My take on attendance policy

A hot debate is going on on Karan's blog regarding the attendance policy. Here I am presenting my own views and solutions.

My Views:-
1. 85% is too much. Should be reduced to 70%.
2. Reducing grades should not be the punishment for less attendance. Faculty says you perform bad if u dont attend classes. So we already get punished by getting bad grades. Then why to reduce grade further on top of it.

Note: Faculty says we perform bad if u we dont attend, not I :) There are tens of examples of students who got an A and then their grade is reduced because of less attendance(including me :( ). So, in a way faculty's argument itself is at fault. Either way, its proved that reducing grade is not a solution.

My Solution:-
If at all there has to be a punsihment, then it should be doing some kind of social work for a week or two, like teaching slum kids, etc. Or may be attend Jivan Vidya for a week. Prof. Sangal will agree to it :) There should be an FSIS where we can say to the faculty to change the punishment to doing social work.

7 comments:

Karan said...

ha ha.. :D now that is an interstin solution

NagaRohith said...

eggjactly.....detention for bunking classes....should not be a problem for an international institute like us :D

Anita said...
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Shanti

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Ankit said...

Here in IIIT ,Allahabad we do have 80 % attendance rule ..buts in generally ignored ..going for 85 attendance is asking for too much from students

Turbo said...

@ankit from iiita:
and here(iiit hyd), such a high percentage is demanded along with the draconian rule of reducing grades.
<85% : reduce grade by 1
<75% : reduce grade by 2
<65% : straight F!!!!