Universities use tracker app to make sure student-athletes show up for class


The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill spent years defending courses that didn’t require students to attend, and, over a decade, made significant changes to independent study and so-called “paper classes” to meet standards set by academic accrediting agencies and the NCAA.

Now, UNC is among colleges nationwide using an app to better track whether students, especially student-athletes, show up for class.

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SpotterEDU is advertised as “automated attendance monitoring” used by schools and professors. It uses sensors in classrooms to detect when a phone with the app is present.

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