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Each class will be divided into sessions covering different topics. Class sessions will typically be organized as follows:Evaluation:
If you are absent from a class, a make-up paper on the topics covered during the missed class will be required. Failure to make-up for a missed class by turning in the required paper or more than one absence will result in an unsatisfactory grade.
- At the beginning of each session, one or more of the instructors may make additional comments on material from the previous session and provide general feedback on the write-ups received (about 5 min).
- Next, one or more of the instructors will present a general introduction to a topic to the class (about 20-30 min).
- An instructor will then introduce the case study. The class will separate into smaller groups of students to discuss the case study. Instructors will circulate among the groups (about 15 min).
- After this discussion, each student will be asked to write a very brief synopsis of the problem and recommended solution (about 3-5 min). These written assignments will be turned in (generally at the end of class) and used for evaluating attendance. Although they will not be graded, a "satisfactory" level of effort is expected. These assignments must be turned in before leaving the class. Assignments turned in later will not be accepted.
- The entire class will then meet again to discuss the conclusions of the smaller groups. The discussion will be led by an instructor. A student representative from each group will be asked to briefly summarize the group's conclusions, and the issues will then be discussed as a larger group. At the end of each session, an instructor will summarize the salient issues (about 15 min).
Make-up papers should be 5-7 pages (typed, double-spaced, 1 inch margins). The paper should focus on the topics missed, describing relevant issues, potential problems, and acceptable practices. The textbook and online materials should provide the background for the paper. Any references used should be cited. Following the discussion of the topics, the paper should also apply the principles discussed to the case studies presented in the missed class (copies can be obtained from one of the course instructors). The paper should be of suitable clarity and perspective that it would provide a concise overview of the topics to a reader who is unfamiliar with the topics. The paper will be evaluated by the instructors, and if it is not of acceptable quality it will be returned to be rewritten.
Grades will be based upon attendance, participation, and short writing assignments.
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