Who Attends Prefect Sessions? The Data from Fall Term '14

Data Analyst: Ben Strauss '16

For fall term 2014, the Prefect Program hired 19 students as prefects who supported 12 individual classes and held 315 sessions.

506 students registered for a class with a prefect session

  • 84 of these students registered for two classes with a prefect session
  • 25% of the total student body registered for a class with a prefect

77 percent of students attended at least one prefect session

17 percent of students who attended prefect sessions (at least one) attended 50 percent of the prefect sessions

The average prefect session had 6.2 students (20.6% of the class) in attendance

Student Attendance

Students overall 3.3
Students who attended at least one session 5.1
Students who attended the first prefect session* 7.5
Students who attended 50 percent of their class’s prefect sessions** 11.1

*20.8% of students attended their first prefect session

**14.9% of students attended 50 percent of their class’s

prefect sessions

Student Attendance

Percentage of Total Average # of Sessions Attended Percentage of Sessions Attended
Yes-attended the first session 20.8% 7.5 44.6
No-did not attend the first session (and attended at least one session in total) 45.2% 2.2 13.4
No-did not attend the first session 79.2% 3.9 23.5

Class Year

Class years in prefect courses Class years who attended 50 percent of session Difference
2018 29.7% 35.6% +5.9%
2017 43.4% 37.9% -5.5%
2016 16.9% 21.8% +4.9%
2015 10.0% 4.6% -5.4%

Class Year Statistics

Freshman Sophomores Juniors Seniors
Number of Students 175 256 100 59
At least one session 70.9% 65.6% 67.0% 50.8%
At least 50 percent of sessions 17.7% 12.9% 19.0% 6.8%
Average attendances* 4.8 5.1 5.7 4.2

* Average attendances of students who attended at least one session.

Student Attendance Categorized (the student in...attended this percent of session):

Discipline

Natural Science 70.7%
Computer Science 68.1%
Social Science 61.1%

Level

100s 45.0%
200s 45.4%

Session Attendance Categorized (the average session had...attendees (percent of the class)):

Discipline

Natural Science 7.5 (24.4%)
Computer Science 5.0 (16.7%)
Social Science 5.5 (19.1%)

Level

100s 5.9 (18.7%
200s 6.6 (23.4%)