This is just out of curiosity, why would anyone would deduct points from an assignment per hour? I don't understand why anyone would want to do that.
I do not get it, either!
My only thought is that sometimes, some faculty can get just a tad bit OCD (overt control despotic) in regards to their authority over students, without having a good understanding of learning and teaching practices. I have probably aggravated about 20,000 teachers in this community with that, but the truth is that it is only a minuscule percentage of teachers who behave this way.
I am guessing from your job title, that you have gotten a request from a teacher to set something like that up. All I can say is, "sheesh!"
Are you looking for references that you might share with faculty to perhaps (if you are lucky) convince them that this does nothing to contribute to active learning? If so, my good friend Laura Gibbs my have some good stuff for you.
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