Participation counts for a portion of the class grade. Grade deductions for poor participation may be applied at the sole discretion of the instructor. The instructor will consider the following factors:
- Did the student attend class regularly? Note that this first factor is the most prominent measure of class participation. A student with perfect attendance will usually get a 100% attendance/participation grade. This, however, is not guaranteed. See factors 2 and 3 as well as the attendance section below.
- Did the student thoughtfully contribute to course related conversations? The instructor will periodically call on students and ask them to make comment on the material being presented, the problem being worked on, and/or the assigned work. The instructor will make a conscious deliberate effort to call on students equitably and will do so at random intervals.
- Did the student’s conduct distract other students and/or impede their learning?