Is Student Absenteeism a Growing Problem at Colleges, Too?

May 16, 2024

Via: Ed Surge

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of children regularly miss elementary, middle and high school.

Is the same pattern of absenteeism playing out at colleges, too? If so, what’s driving the trend? And what can professors and higher ed leaders do about it?

To find out, EdSurge interviewed Terri Hasseler, a professor in the Department of History, Literature, and the Arts at Bryant University in Rhode Island. She’s also director of the Center for Teaching Excellence there, which provides faculty with support for instruction, edtech, course design, classroom management and grading.

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