Students Earn Pizza Party Through Perfect Attendance

Posted by on October 26, 2012

Minnesota School of Business, Perfect Attendance, Pizza Party

The Interpersonal Relations class remains in the running for a pizza party.

Minnesota School of Business-Shakopee prides itself on perfect attendance each quarter. Students who attend every minute of every class each quarter receive a financial incentive of 20 percent off the next quarter’s book fees. But staff and faculty wanted to go a step further. 

We wanted every student in every class for the entire quarter. To incentivize participation, Sheri Schultz, dean of students, dreamed up the pizza party contest. Each week, attendance is taken in every class. Classes that maintain perfect attendance for the entire quarter (meaning from the beginning of week one through the end of week 11) earn a pizza party for the entire class. 

Minnesota School of Business-Shakopee began with more than 60 classes in Fall Quarter. At the end of week two, we were down to 34 classes that still had perfect attendance. At the end of week 3, 16 classes remain. The competition, however, is heating up. Students are literally running to class and showing up early; the results are beneficial. Students reported getting more out of their classes, and instructors report timely assignments and lively classroom discussions.  

Students can view their class’s progress at any time. In the front lobby, a pizza slice is labeled with each class.  Students can also go to their classroom. If the pizza slice is still on the classroom window, the class is still in the competition. As soon as the class loses perfect attendance, the slices are removed from the bulletin board and the classroom door. 

During week six, seven, eight and nine, 10 classes with perfect attendance are rewarded with a small treat. Those classes left standing at the end of week 10 win a fantastic pizza party during finals week. Last quarter, two veterinary technician classes won. The following classes are still in the running for Fall 2012:

    • Business Analysis Techniques
    • Workplace Legal Issues: Employment Law
    • Career Capstone
    • Interpersonal Relations
    • Introduction to Criminal Justice
    • Ethics for the Law Office
    • Litigation II

SS140 Remains in the Running for a Pizza Party

  • Medical Math
  • Pharmacology
  • Health Informatics
  • Veterinary Calculations
  • Animal Physiology
  • Body System Anatomy and Physiology
  • Anesthesiology 
  • Small Animal Surgical Assisting
  • Certified Veterinary Technician Review

Who will win this quarter?

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