The point of a discussion forum is to learn from our shared conversation—sharing experiences and research-backed positions and knowledge—to jointly learn more thoroughly than we can alone. It is expected you will read and consider the posts of your classmates and instructor.
- The focus of discussion forums is to develop a sense of community through participation and contribution of each student.
- Threaded discussion topics are posted weekly by the instructor.
- Discussion responses will be graded according to the Discussion Question/Participation Rubric found in the course.
- Your main post is due by Wednesday, 11:59 p.m. MT of current week.
- Subsequent responses to classmates (2 minimum) are due by Saturday, 11:59 p.m. MT end of current week.
- Your main post must meet the length and reference requirement for the course number as listed below.
- Associate Level (100 – 299 level courses)
- 150+ words for 100-200 level
- 1 citation for 100-200 level
- Bachelor Level (300 – 499 level courses)
- 200+ words for 300-400 level
- 2 citations
- Master Level (500 – 699 level courses)
- Each reply should consist of relevant, substantive content of 50 words or more.
- For full credit, your main post must be made by Wednesday at 11:59 p.m. (MT), and you must post the remaining two before Saturday at 11:59 (MT).
- Posts made after these days will be marked late and are subject to the school's late policy's above.
- You are expected to participate in the ongoing discussion on at least two different days during the week.