Your participation grade is an holistic reflection of your contributions to the learning environment of this course. There are many ways to contribute. These include but are not limited to:

  1. Participation in concept labs, workshops, crits, and reflections
  2. Participation in discussions on the web
  3. General courtesies: arriving on time, turning in assignments on time, participating in group research outside of class
  4. Engaging in peer-teaching activities inside and outside of the classroom

Activities that detract from the course learning environment, and which will result in a lower participation grade, may include, but are not limited to:

  1. Texting/web-browsing/social media that is unrelated to the activity/topic at hand
  2. Arriving late, leaving early, or missing segments of class
  3. Extended off-topic conversations
  4. Napping?
  5. Other disruptive behavior


I truly don’t anticipate this being an issue, but if an environment develops in which a student’s behavior is compromising the learning of their classmates, the student may be asked to leave class after one warning, or in extreme cases, immediately.



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