Callan Bentley is a geology professor whose Mountain Beltway blog appears regularly on the AGU website. Today he asks, "What do you think of extra credit as an option in teaching?" Already he's gotten a wide range of responses from his fellow teachers. (One of his own teachers replied, "Did I ever offer extra credit? 'nough said.")
What about you, students? I hope you'll read the post and its responses for insight into your teachers' lives and work. What has extra credit done for you, and why should your teachers keep offering it? I have no stake in this, since I don't even remember back that far.