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Graphic by Chase Otero, The Paisano

Samuel De Leon

August 30, 2017

Instructor-initiated drop policy may cost students money and course credit   Beginning this semester, any UTSA faculty can drop students from a course for non-attendance as long as drop requirements are clearly stated in the syllabus attendance policy. The instructor-initiated drop is an effort to c...

Point: Who should be able to drop students from the class?

Point: Who should be able to drop students from the class?

Isaac Serna

August 30, 2017

The instructor-initiated drop policy allows faculty to drop students who exceed the absence or missed assignment limit in their classes. Some students find this practice unfair, while others believe it is a requirement for students to participate in their education by attending class. This point-cou...

Editorial: Who shows up to class?

February 22, 2013

The fact that a student is enrolled in college-level courses concedes that they recognize the value of a degree. On the first day, many students walk into their class and immediately size up the professor’s expectations. Students gauge the standard of effort by asking many questions: How many exams...