Find your question and click on it for the answer:
Go to the Web site each week or two and check the Records. To do this, go to the course home page, find "FOL Records" (under "Homework" or in one of the the two long, thin brown rectangles), and click on it. Then simply choose the weekly-papers records or the attendance records. You should do this every week or two to make sure everything seems right to you. If something seems to be missing or you seem to have only have half credit, see the questions below labeled "I have questions about virtual bulletin-board classes."
Yes. I always try to return your homework to you with credit marked on it.
If youve emailed the homework, Ill return it by email. If you’ve dropped it off and want it back, let me know, and I'll tell you when to pick it up. If youve mailed it and want it back by mail, then mail it to me with a self-addressed, stamped envelope, and Ill return it in the envelope. Keep all your homework copies until after your grade is in for the semester: if I haven't given you credit for it, you may need to show it to me again to prove that you turned it in on time.
3a. MOST DISCUSSION-BOARD QUESTIONS & ANSWERS are in
our class's D2L pages in "FAQs."
3b. HOW DO I GET TO THE CLASS DISCUSSION BOARDS AND START?
Simply go to the web page link in the top navigation bar (or the left-hand navigation bar) that says "D2L." Click on that link and, when you get the page, read those instructions.
3c. HOW COME I CAN'T GET INTO THE DISCUSSION BOARDS?
You must know your username and password for getting into IHCC web services. If you have forgotten them, go onto the IHCC website and find the computer services page, and look for info about creating or changing your password.
You must also be registered for our specific course. If you haven't registered yet--or if you have been dropped from the class for 2+ weeks of absence--then you won't be able to get in.
3d. ARE DISCUSSION BOARDS REQUIRED?
Yes. They are part of your attendance grade. To see more details about how discussion-board classes fit into your attendance grade, click in the navigation bar, above, on "Attendance" or "Grading."
3e. HOW CAN I MAKE UP MISSED DISCUSSION BOARDS?
You can still do them. You can make up missed bulletin boards just as you can anything else--by doing them as extra credit. Add them to the week where the messages are missing; then email me with a copy of the messages in the text of the email, and tell me how much time you spent reading for and writing them.
Certainly! You can call me at home 9 am to 9 pm (612-870-7024) or drop by my office at school during my office hours. You also can drop off homework at my home, if necessary, or even meet me at a coffeehouse in my home area of Minneapolis (Loring Park/Uptown) when I won't be at school for several days. For fuller information, go to www.RichardJewell.org and click on "Office/Email/Phone."
Yes and no. Here's how:
The Photo & Info Sheet: I'd like it as soon as possible, but I'm easy on this one--I'll take it any time and still give you credit.
Class (attendance) misses: Attendance
is due on D2L, generally, by Thurs. midnight. You can't do this or other
attendances late because your presence is needed to make them work.
However, I do allow, in online classes, a one-week grace period for you to get
your work in late with no penalty. After that, you can't do it as regular work
anymore, but you may send it to me and ask for extra credit by telling me how
much time you spent reading for and writing it.
Homework is generally due by email by midnight
You bet. Here's how:
You write homework assignments for me and
send them by email directly to me. (Or you may write them by hand and drop them
off at my office.) Homework assignments are listed in "Wkly. Asgnmnts." in the
navigation bar above, week by week. Check these homework assignments each week.
(This answer is only for those taking Humanities 110.) Almost always, "Practice Activities" should be done using sources outside/beyond your weekly textbook readings. (On the other hand, if youre reading Lamm, for example, for your regular textbook reading, you could, additionally, read something in Fiero or Witt for a "Practice Activity." If you do this, just be sure to tell me that one is for "Comments" and the other for a "Practice Activity.") Simply put, you can never kill two birds with one stone by doing both your textbook reading and your "Practice Activity" on the same chapter.
Yes--you should be worried! I usually send out at least one email a week, sometimes more. I use the email address that you listed with the college. If you need me to use a different one--or even two emailed addresses--be sure to let me know! Be sure you check your email address for this class every week, especially early in the week, to see the weekly email from me to the entire class.
Please use Underlined Subtitles as described
in the "How To Do Wkly. Pprs." page of our website in the navigation bar, above.
Be sure to write enoughand in a specific enough wayon each
so that I can tell you did read the materials. In your email subject line, be
sure to put the name of the class: e.g., "Eng 1140" or "Hum 1110." Why?
I use a search-and-find method of gathering all of your homework emails into one
folder, which I examine at the end of the week. If you don't have the name and
number of the class in the subject line, I may not find your homework, and you
won't get credit.
Please click on and read "Talking as an Academic Community." "Proper behavior" differs slightly from teacher to teacher. What is common for all college classrooms is that you should be respectful of the instructor and each other, demonstrate a willingness to learn and to listen to competing viewpoints, and consider college an adult environment requiring adult behavior.
In addition, in my classes, I like people to be helpful, kind, creative, and caring toward each other (and to me) because we work together quite a bit. I also want people to feel they have the right to disagree respectfully with each other: this is a basic, important part of college life. The right to disagree respectfully--and to speak our opinions in an atmosphere where we know others will respectfully listen to us--is of utmost importance for learning from each other and discovering a variety of viewpoints. This is what college is about, and what being a citizen of the nation and the world: agreeing to respectfully disagree at times, so that we might learn and grow. I ask that you do so in a kind, caring, creative, and supportive way with others in our class.
All of this means, too, that anger, whining, hurtfulness, spitefulness, and other negative emotions and acts are no more appropriate in college than in a professional workplace; acting on or using such negative behavior in or out of class to instructors, staff, or other students is very inappropriate and prevents a good atmosphere for good intellectual, personal, and academic growth.
Partying is a whole other issue. There is nothing wrong at all with having a good time, and people in the first year or two of college in particular tend to work hard at having a good time. This is fine, but in general, it is better to keep partying to the weekends and vacations. Fifteen credits per semester of college, if you are working hard to do well, is the equivalent of a full-time, 40-50 hrs./wk. professional job, one in which you are expected to act as responsibly as would any manager or business owner. It requires alertness, intelligence, and focus. Excessive tiredness, hangovers, and others aftereffects of partying therefore are inappropriate, as well, which is why it helps to keep partying a weekend- and vacation-only event. If you need to party, work hard during the week and reward yourself with partying after the weekly grind is over--and start grinding again Sunday afternoon.