Lynn University Professors, Administrators to Check Student Attendance Using New Software
Lynn University will be the first to pilot a new technology for checking classroom attendance.
The Class120 System is set to begin in Spring 2015 and will allow the University to “ping” approximately 1,700 students’ iPad devices to determine if they are present in class. The new system will also provide professors and administrators with a dashboard view to track student attendance in real time.
Lynn’s Class120 pilot will be used in conjunction with its current class attendance policy, which requires weekly reports from faculty and regular reviews by administrative staff.
Lynn University reports that students who miss one quarter of their classes per semester have a 68 percent chance of earning a grade point average below a 2.0. The university hopes that by improving class attendance, they’ll be able to improve student performance statistics across the board.
“Success in college begins with something simple: go to class,” says Core Principle founder and CEO Jeff Whorley. “With Class120, someone at Lynn will notice quickly when a student gets off track due to skipping classes, and that’s critical to keeping students in college and on the path to graduation.”