Students are encouraged and expected to ask questions, express opinions and put forth ideas.
• Come to class on time. Everyone has a day when they are late for some reason, but please don’t make a habit of it.
• Please put your cell phones on silent. If you must take a call, please leave the room first.
• Refrain from text messaging during class; it is distracting to other students and to your instructor.
• Computers... a conundrum... although we are in a computer lab, I expect you to turn off your screen during presentations. Checking your email or non-course related web surfing is unacceptable during class time. Neurophysiologic research on multitasking has proven that humans, like computers, are less productive when trying to more than one task at a time.
This is college. It is for adults who want to learn. Sometimes it is hard. Sometimes it is fun. Oftentimes, it is both. Most jobs return what you put into them and if you give this course maximum effort, you will learn and earn a high grade.
Classes begin on time. Each class will contain information pertinent to the assignments and each week builds upon information learned the previous weeks, so, make the commitment to be here for the classroom sessions or do not take the class. There is a waiting list for your spot.
You have a job as a student. That job is to come to class, be attentive, ask questions, take notes, keep your mind open to new ideas and fulfill assigned projects on time. Doing your job will assist you in being perceived as a serious student and learning.
In an educational forum, it is always best to inform the professor in advance about problems with correct completion of an assigned project. When understood and anticipated, contingencies can often be handled easily.
All of the assignments are expected to be completed by the date listed on your syllabus or class website. Lastly, learning is the synthesis of ideas. Try to use the ideas presented in this class to your best advantage by putting them together with what you already know to produce high quality work. If you have problems, see your professor. You are the one who will determine whether or not this course is a success for you. Take your work here seriously and you will learn valuable things, have fun and enhance your GPA.