As you define class participation, you might consider the following:
|Participating in class discussions or activities|
|Posting online resources for peers|
|Participating in online discussion threads|
|Completing lab assignments|
|Logging hours in an art studio|
|Participating in group projects|
|Quality of questions asked|
|Meeting with faculty during office hours
- Are students expected to attend all classes?
- What is an excused absence? (e.g. illness, religious holidays, team games)?
- If students are ill, do you require a doctor's note as validation?
- Can students make up missed work or exams?
- What are the consequences of excessive absences?
For courses that emphasize teamwork and collaboration, it helps to be very clear with students when an assignment or activity is not meant to be discussed with others in the class. When exams, papers and outside work is intended to reflect only the students own work, clearly stating this policy can avoid problems with academic integrity violation. View a copy of the AU Academic Integrity Code.