On-line Research Writing: English 102
Professor Gary Parks (email@example.com)
Shoreline Community College
Shoreline, WA, USA
Course messages. In this class we do not use general e-mail for class correspondence. Instead, we use the Blackboard Course Messages function (a menu item at Blackboard site). The course messages are only found at the Blackboard site. They do not connect in any way to your personal or SCC e-mail. For example, you do not receive e-mail notification when a new message appears in your Course Message inbox at the course site.
Please note: The instructor is human and is not available 24/7. In the summer, the work week is defined as M-Th. He will typically check course messages once per day in the M-Th period. At times, there may be a 36-48 hr lag in response during the M-Th period but this would be rare. Weekends (Friday through Sunday in summer) are time off and no response is guaranteed on weekends.
Help forum. There is a Help Forum under the Discussion Board button. If you have a question about the course or readings, the Help forum should be your first option for posting. Unlike other course discussion forums, you can be anonymous in the Help forum if needed. (Look for the checkbox under the message composition box.)
Telephone: 206-546-4785 (takes timed/dated messages). Keep this number available somewhere besides your computer--it's required! If you are going to be late with an assignment, and you cannot access the Internet, you must call and leave a message at this number. See the syllabus policy on late work for more information.
Office: 5313 in the Foss Building. Top floor on the side toward the library.
Office Hour/Drop-In Time: Noon-2:30 Tuesday. Plenty of other times by appointment, including early and late in the day into early evening (24 hrs notice usually needed, but if a need arises send a course message or call, and it may be possible to meet on short notice..)
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