Dignity—have a calm and privateconversation when you disagree. Nopublic clamo[u]r or uproar.
Work and Attendance• Turn in your work on time.• Complete and submit in-class writing during class before you leave.• Attend class. More than two absences (excused or not) will hurt your grade.*Exceptions are made for students having a valid medical excuse (note frompractitioner), documented family crisis or religious holiday.
Asking Questions• Ask helpful questions during class.• Don’t hold questions until the end of class.• If you have questions that require extra time, schedule an appointment through email.• Class ends at 8:15.• Go home.
“My rule of life prescribed as anabsolutely sacred rite smoking cigars andalso the drinking of alcohol before, afterand if need be during all meals and inthe intervals between them.”~Winston Churchill
Drinking AlcoholDrinking alcohol before or during classwill not be tolerated. Everyone knowswhen you are drinking. If they don’tknow, it’s even worse: in this case, youare considered rude and disrespectful bynature and not by circumstances.
Checking Facebook and/or email should occur infrequently.
Never use the class as a study hall.• Never have a book for another class open on your desk. I will notice the book and see it as an act of disrespect.• Typing of any sort that is not part of a class activity is not acceptable behavio[u]r. It’s disrespectful and distracting.
Participate!• Respond to questions• Ask thoughtful questions• Respond sensitively to other students• Respect everyone’s right to be heard• Listen attentively• Never dominate the conversation• Complete all in-class writing assignments
Believe whatever you want to believe. No judgments.
Never show weakness of spirit or complain of fatigue or illness.