We struggle with student tardiness, especially in our early morning classes. We have tried everything from locking the door the minute class starts (which then prevents the student from learning the subject that day) to allowing a maximum number of classes to be tardy in (which we have to keep track of). None of these strategies, or other ones tried, have been successful in reducing tardiness. Plus, the burden is on the teacher to keep track, provide materials missed, etc., thereby increasing our load. This semester, in an effort to improve this, Rachel Holmes suggested a “Tardy Responsibility Sheet” that the student must fill out if they are tardy (see attached). Students know that when they are tardy, they automatically take a "Tardy Assignment" sheet, follow the instructions, and submit by 8 AM the next morning. Failure to do so results in an unexcused absence. While the system is not perfect, it has led to significantly reduced tardiness (by over 75%) as compared to before the use of the sheets! And, the burden is now on the student to not only write the paper, but keep track of their tardies and contact another student to see what they missed.