LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT-24 Questions

I've answered the 24 QUESTIONS STUDENTS ASK most often

1. WHEN ARE ASSIGNMENTS GRADED?

Assignments are grade by unit, so week 1 will be graded after the due date. This is so that you will have time to respond to other students in the discussion forums, since that's also part of your grade. Same for week 2, etc. All work for any week is graded at the same time after the due date. Work done early is graded after the due date for that unit. The first unit is graded later so that students who enter the course late have a chance to participate in discussion forums.

2. WHAT IS A WINDSHIELD CHECK?

A windshield check is where you will message me each THURSDAY and let me know how you are feeling about the course. The instructions for the windshield check are found in the student handbook. Please read these and follow these instructions. Remember, each Thursday!!

3. I SEE A REFERENCE TO A LEADERSHIP PLAN. WHAT IS THAT?

The leadership plan is another name for your electronic portfolio. For any assignment that mentions submitting to the leadership plan, submit it to your EP. Use your checklist as your guide.

4. WHAT IS THE DAILY TASK LOG IN THE STUDENT HANDBOOK AND WHY SHOULD I USE IT?

Experience teaches that one thing students can forget in an online course is where they were working the day before and what they still need to do. The daily task log helps keep up with this. It’s located in the syllabus. Print it out and each day when you finish list where you are and what you need to do first the next day. You’ll find it easy to stay ahead!

5. WHY SHOULD I PRINT OUT OR COPY THE CHECKLISTS?

A printed copy of the checklist allows you to check off your work and to visually know, even if you are not online, where you are in the course. It also gives you a good feeling when you can check off the work as you submit it! The checklists are organized by week and are located in the checklists and due dates tab.

6. IF I'VE WORKED AHEAD, WHY DO I NEED TO LOG IN EVERY DAY?

Because it's important that you read all the announcements each day. Also, you don't want to get into the habit of not logging in, even if you've worked ahead. Make logging in to this course an appointment in your day. If you've worked ahead, it will be a short appointment. If you still have work that is due, it will be a longer appointment.

7. AM I EXPECTED TO WORK IN THE COURSE OVER THE WEEKEND?

Only if you are behind or want to work ahead. Part of leading yourself is planning ahead to meet deadlines.

8. WHAT IF I'M ON FALL BREAK OR ON HOLIDAY?

That's why you can work ahead! Anticipate any absences you might have and work ahead so that you are up to date. Make sure to also read the announcements you missed when you get back to the internet.

9. CAN I WORK AHEAD?

Absolutely!! This course is structured so that you will have some control over your working pace. But you MUST still meet the deadlines. Look on the checklists for the deadlines.

10. WHAT IF I GET BEHIND?

First, don't let that happen. BUT if something happens and you do get behind, you'll have to work twice as hard, keeping up with the current work as well as getting the late work completed. You will need to submit the late work where it belongs AND THEN ALSO tell me in the late work discussion forum what you submitted. The instructions are in the forum.

11. WHAT IF I ENTER THE CLASS LATE?

Don't worry, I've structured the class so that the first two units can be turned in within 10 days for late entry students. This will allow you time to get the work in.

12. WHY ARE THE UNITS DUE ON MONDAY NIGHT?

This allows you to use the weekend to catch up if you need to.

13. WHEN CAN I ACCESS THIS CLASS?

You can access the course 24/7 anywhere you have internet access.

14. WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO CONTACT THE TEACHER?

Text, message or email. Make sure to include your name

15. HOW IS THE WORK GRADED?

Look in the syllabus "student frequently asked questions" and then find how the work is graded. I will be reporting grades to Raleigh every two weeks.

16. WHY DO I HAVE TO RESPOND TO OTHER STUDENTS IN THE DISCUSSION FORUM?

Because it's a discussion, and unless you respond to others, then it's not a discussion. If the assignment says to respond to others, the responses are part of your grade.

17. WHAT DOES A GOOD DISCUSSION RESPONSE LOOK LIKE?

Look in the syllabus "student frequently asked questions" and then find the rubric for how the discussion is graded. I’ve also posted it in an early announcement.

18. WHAT IS THE GRADING SCALE?

All assignments are graded zero to 100. Your Electronic Portfolio is 50% of your grade, the discussion Forum is 10%, the journals are 15%, and your final exam (weeks 17 and 18) is 25%. You will have grades by the unit (week 1, week 2,etc.), and most units will have more than one assignment in it. Units are graded after the due date for the unit. All assignments are required; none are optional.

19. WHERE DO I PUT THE ASSIGNMENTS?

Each assignment tells you where to post it, either in the electronic portfolio or the discussion forum or journal discussion forum. Put the assignment where it belongs. NOTE: I DO NOT ACCEPT EMAILED WORK.

20. HOW DO I FIND MY GRADES?

Look in the student handbook and find the video that shows you how to access your grades.

21. WHERE ARE THE FORMER ANNOUNCEMENTS?

In the Learning block forum link

22. WHAT IS THE PEER TUTOR CENTER?

It's a center where students help other students! Give it a try if you are having trouble navigating, remembering to log in, or other issues. It's a great resource!

23. WHERE DO I FIND THE WEEKLY ASSIGNMENTS?

Each week has a tab on the home page. Assignments are behind those tabs.

24. WHAT IS THE MOST COMMON STUDENT MISTAKE?

By far, it's procrastination!