a. Be mindful of the group’s composition, dynamics and culture as you facilitate introductions and initiate the course. While some groups may contain participants who know one another, it is highly unlikely that everyone knows everyone. Further, participants may be enrolled in your particular course for a variety of reasons and from a variety of graduate programs. In short, the mix of interests, backgrounds, learning styles, personal and program expectations and other characteristics makes for a dynamic and emerging social experiment with every course.
b. Check Roster against the participants actually attending. Inform anyone not listed on the roster that he/she must be registered in order to proceed in the course. The “last day to register” is posted in the Quarterly Registration Bulletin. Registration questions should be directed to the SCPS Grad Programs Office (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Those permitted to attend classes include: you (as instructor), students officially enrolled in the course, official guests (per A13), program personnel (per B-1 above) and/or others explicitly authorized by the Graduate Programs Director.
c. Respond to the BlueStar Attendance/Participation Verification Survey. This email, sent by BlueStar typically during the first two weeks, asks for information regarding registered students who are “not attending.”