MSU Attendance System to be phased out on May 7

The MSU Attendance System currently available as wall-mounted card swipes in 12 lecture-style rooms will be retired on May 7 upon completion of the Spring Semester 2014.

Historical attendance data will be available on an as-needed basis for one year past the system retirement date.

IT Services consulted with the Undergraduate Assistant and Associate Deans Group, the Learning Systems Advisory Group, the University Classroom Committee, and other academic groups prior to making this decision.

Students work together in a group around laptop computers

Ways to promote student engagement

If you are interested in alternate methods to promote student engagement, there are several technology approaches listed by MSU Faculty and Organizational Development.

More specifically, teaching with iClickers may be a useful alternative. An upcoming MSU Seminars in Research and Instructional Technology “iClickers as Teaching Tools” class is available on May 7 and may be of further interest.

Help & Support

If you’d like to consult on ways to leverage technology to enhance student engagement, please contact MSU Learning Design and Technology at (517) 432-0711.

If you need help planning for attendance in summer 2014 or fall 2015 courses, please call (517) 353-3960.