I drop the lowest IRAT. I explain in the syllabus that this is how I handle IRAT absences, regardless of the reason. If the student then has a 2nd absence, then I start asking about bona fide excuses, but it rarely gets to that point.
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From: Team-Based Learning [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Parmelee, Dean X.
Sent: Tuesday, December 16, 2014 3:29 PM
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Subject: Re: IRAT & Absences?
Very easy. Zero if they miss it without bona fide excuse, just like a test. If one is late, no extra time.
On 12/16/14 3:10 PM, "James Latham" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>I am implementing TBL into my Economics Courses for the first time next
>Spring. I have not decided how to deal with absences regarding the IRAT.
>I would appreciate any advice anyone may have. Thanks,