Say goodbye to roll call. Next fall, students at Northern Arizona University will be having their attendance tallied up electronically.
To ensure that more students make it to class, the college is installing an electronic system that detects students’ ID cards as they enter the classroom. The university was granted $75,000 in federal stimulus money to pay for the sensors. To check on their students’ attendance, teachers can receive electronic reports.
Karen Pugliesi, Vice Provost for academic affairs, said the electronic sensors will improve attendance, and attendance is key to better academic performance.