This session will describe a recently completed mixed-methods research project that investigated differences between faculty and student perceptions of student attendance in courses for the class period after an exam, including factors thought to influence student attendance. Session objectives include discussing similarities and differences that emerged from the data and classroom techniques and policy implications that flow from them. The audience will be invited to build upon these findings and brainstorm additional ideas for increasing attendance couched within what we have learned about the factors that influence student attendance. Attendees will learn: 1. The prevalence of declines in post-exam attendance. 2. Differences in faculty and student perceptions of the causes of those declines. 3. Students self-reported reasons for post-exam absence. 4. Differences between what faculty and students thought would influence post-exam attendance and what actually emerged as significant predictors.
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/diana-sturges/50/