|The Professor's Role in this Course|
Remember at all times that I am attempting to have the class form a Learning Community in which people interact and assist one another. I am also attempting to develop the learner's critical thinking skills and the skills for acquiring knowledge and evaluating information. This being the case I shall often respond to questions with other questions intending to have the student go further in the thought process. I shall not be an information dispenser or the source of all official answers to be memorized as the correct answer. I shall be a coach, an assistant, an instructor. I am not a cheerleader. Sorry, that is not my nature. I will seldom merely praise performance that is what is expected. I may note very good performance and achievement and model behavior.
Answering questions and addressing concerns: I will check your Private E-mails (for private matters) and the Ask the Professor postings (for course related questions) nearly every day (sometimes twice a day!) and make it a point to get back to you immediately with the answers to your questions. If I do not answer your question promptly, let me know.
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