be letter graded; grades will be assigned based on the
following specific requirements and
to additional requirements for those who must miss any
Course examination (100 Points).
will be a course examination. The examination will be in
class July 29.
The exam may be started anytime between 4 and 6 PM
July 29.The time limit will be three working hours; the
working time is ninety minutes. The time limit is to protect
your time and prevent competitive worries
about someone having (or
taking) more time to work on the examination than you.
examination question will be:
your envelope there is an issue that we have agreed in
our discussion is one of the seven most important contemporary
issues in American higher education. You are asked to spend
no more than three working hours on the examination and present
what you believe is the best possible solution to the issue
and the potential problems with the proposed solution and
obstacles to the success of the proposed solution.
requested, your issue number will be sent to you by e-mail
or given to you in an envelope at the July 28 course
meeting. If this option is elected, the response should
be submitted within four hours of the time the e-mail
or envelope is opened.
INTERNET POSTING OF POSITION PAPER AND RESPONSE (50
or questions facing higher education will be posted.
be required to post on the course Internet discussion site
a position paper on one of the questions or issues, and
respond to one other student's position postings. Instructions
about the posting and the questions will be provided.
of the required postings (the position and your response
to another learner's position) for
requirement C will count for
50 points (25 each) and should
be completed by July 13. The questions and
issues will be part of the discussion during the July
14 class meeting.
C. PARTICIPATE IN AN ON-LINE CHAT ABOUT AN ISSUE OR ISSUES WITH AT LEAST TWO OTHER PEOPLE (50 Points). Synchronous
The chat should last 50 minutes and must have a minimum of three learners and can have up to six learners. Learning Teams are suggested for the chat.
STUDENT PRESENTATIONS (50 Points).
teams will present a report of their study of of an issue.
The report should be in the format of a report/recommendation
to a hypothetical board of a community college, college
university. The student presentations will be July 28.
The presentation and a brief written team report (fewer
than ten pages) of the presentation
will count for 50 points for each team member. The
written team submissions are due by August 15.
E. READING (50 POINTS)
and read a book on an issue in higher education of interest
and importance to you. Submit a brief (one page is sufficient)
report of why you selected the book and what it contributed
to your learning in the course. The book selected does
not need approval. The books on the course reference list
are given to provide examples of those in the UVa Library.