|being prepared to effectively contribute,|
|actively participating in class and group discussion.|
|keeping abreast of news related to Bioterrorism and sharing relevant news information with the class (including
working on the ulletin
|Discussion Questions. You should
submit to Professor Randall via email two questions for
discussion. The questions should be submitted no later
than 7:30 am on Tuesday Morning via email. To
Avoid problems with the server, please don't wait till
the last minute to send discussion questions. Questions should explore the underlying value
implications of the reading. You may want to
raise questions which will explore the point at which a
value important to you is violated; to write question which
challenge the desirable or undesirable consequences of a
position taken in the reading; to write questions which make
analogies to other things that you have learned; or to write
questions which explore the priorities being set by some
aspect of the reading.|
|Do not bring "WHAT IS THE LAW" questions. if you
want to know what the law is - go to the library and look it
up. Rather your questions should be about : "Why, Should,
Could, What if?" See, Critical Thinking in Reading
for help in formulating
This is a participatory learning class. That means that your
absence effects the learning of others. Consequently, missing
classes significantly affects your grade. As a rule of
thumb, missing more than two classes will significantly impact your
class participation grade. Attendance is required. Attendance
will be taken at the beginning of each class hour. Students
who are not seated and prepared to begin class when attendance is
taken will be counted as tardy. Each tardy counts as one absence.
absence" shall mean documented illness of self, documented illness
of child, school-sponsored participation in competitions, or a
family emergency. "Family Emergency" is limited to death or
catastrophic occurrence affecting the student's immediate family or
closely-extended family. Flat tires and similar automotive
failures, computer problems, speeding tickets, work, interviews,
court dates, etc. are per se unexcused absences.
Attendance requires presence and
attention during the entire class period. Students should not
leave the classroom once class has begun except in emergencies.
Attendance requires attention.
Students should refrain from engaging in activities that are
disruptive to the class. Professional conduct requires that
students refrain from eating, talking or laughing while others are
speaking, passing notes, playing games, reading newspapers, or in
any other manner disrupting the educational process by being present
but rude or inattentive. Students acting in an unprofessional manner
will be asked to leave the classroom and will be counted absent
without excuse for that class.
Attendance requires preparation.
Occasional inability to complete the assignments is understandable
and excusable; regular patterns of lack of preparedness will require
excuse and make-up work.