The following are the
policies which should guide you through the semester:
It does not matter whether the instructor or a student has
"the floor," it is important, that as adults and
colleagues, we give each other our undivided
attention. Stated more plainly: talking, reading
newspapers or other outside materials, and/or passing notes to
others is rude and distracting. I ask, as the facilitator
and on behalf of others, that these activities do not occur in
class and that we be polite with each other.
Phone Calls: I
enjoy talking to my students on the telephone. A quick phone
call can often save you from frustration, and I am delighted to
help. But unfortunately with all of the phone solicitations that
we receive, it is hard sometimes to identify those you want to talk
with from those you don't. So
please help me by identifying yourself as a student!
"Hello, this is Tom/Betty one of your students" would
be a great help!
is often the the fastest way to contact me. It is strongly recommended
that you place your real name and in the e-mail! This is a
great help especially if you login name is different from your real name. Including the course name in the subject heading will also
help me sort my mail, and respond more quickly.