October 6, 2021 at 2 PM Eastern/11 AM Pacific
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I dont think mandatory attendance is going to survive Covid19. Many schools are returning to hybrid curriculum this fall and will probably continue in the future once schools see how effective it is and how many fewer faculty are required.
On average how often are folks in a classroom on campus at most schools? I'm coming from undergrad and other professional schools where attendance was always expected, so I'm trying to wrap my head around attendance expectations/norms etc.....
I personally don't see a point in paying that much tuition and not attending lectures. You might as well get your money's worth by asking the professor some hard-hitting questions or clarifications.I went to an undergrad/grad school with mandatory attendance. Going to med school and seeing 30% of the class show up after the first couple of exams was a shock to the system, lol.
Quite often we'd have people show up for mandatory lectures (we only had a few of those a week) that I had literally never seen before. Or I'd sit next to someone on exam day that I had never met. We don't have a huge class (150-160), so that was odd.
I personally don't see a point in paying that much tuition and not attending lectures. You might as well get your money's worth by asking the professor some hard-hitting questions or clarifications.
This! It’s all about efficiency especially when there’s so much material to digestI felt that way too at first, but now I feel like a large amount of time is wasted in class. I often don't think of clarifying or hard-hitting questions until after I've had time to process the lectures, so I'm better off going to office hours or e-mailing to get my questions answered. If a question asked in class leads to a long aside it's time wasted, when I can fast forward through those moments at home using lecture capture. I can also pause and take breaks when I want to, I don't have to wait in line to use to the bathrooms or microwaves at my own apartment, and I have found that I can get through the day's lectures more efficiently at home and move on to prepping for exams. But to each his/her own!