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Discussion Topics

In the surveys, students strongly expressed the desire for classroom expectations to be clearly outlined at the beginning of the course. What are your guidelines, limits, or expectations concerning...
  • participation in conversations
  • holding civil debates on controversial topics
  • cell phone use in class
  • ipod or computer use in class
  • eating or drinking in class
  • sleeping in class
  • wearing hats or caps in class
  • the preferred way to address you in person
  • the preferred method for contacting you outside of class
  • the preferred way to address you via email
  • arriving late to class or leaving early
  • group work - when is it permissible to talk with other groups
  • take-home quizzes or exam - may textbooks, notes, etc. be used?