Class Attendance - Class Participation
Class Attendance ~ Stimulating Participation
~ Being Chipper
MUS314A is designed to to have a high degree
of class participation. To me, class participation does not indicate -
sitting in a slumbering stupor - but rather to be fully "engaged" in the
discussions and/or projects of the day and definitely BEING CHIPPER.
Successfully "processing oxygen" does not necessarily translate into
successful and meaningful class participation. Your meaningful class
participation is worth a total of fifty (50) points. I view "excused"
absences - just as they are named - "excused" [i.e. an athletic team is on
the road, a performing ensemble is touring, you have a doctor's appointment,
you are sick, et al]. To me "unexcused" absences - also - are just that -
"unexcused". Any time you miss class - when it would not be in the "excused"
category - your Class Participation point total may/will drop. An absence
that falls into the "unexcused" category - will result in ten
being deleted from your Scholar Account [it is assessed again the Class
Participation pool of fifty (50) points]. If you are going to miss class --
or have to miss class -- please call or send an e-communique to me so I know
where you are - if not - it shall be a "Minus-Ten Day" in your world. Grrr...