Some do for 15-student classes. But I've taken classes with 250 students.
i'm trying to go back to the dark ages to remember...but all i can come up with is my european history class that i skipped 8 times and still passed and my T/TH WWII class senior year where i straight up stopped going on thursdays because i had college newspaper stuff to deal with
i think many teachers/schools routinely get away with violations of their students rights that are just as, if not more serious then this. that said, although i can imagine many arguments that sound reasonable in favor of on campus student tracking i'm not in favor of this sort of tracking.
By making attendance a percentage of your grade doesn't it prove that they do in fact care?
Yeah, in that sense, but it's not like they'd hassle you if you didn't show up, you know what I mean? The university itself made a big deal about attendance so making it a part of your grade was the easiest way for the professors to appease the school AND not care haha.