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 insights are posted weekly by the instructor, weeks 1-3.
- 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 Week 3. We encourage earlier participation.
- Subsequent responses to classmates (2 minimum) are due by Saturday, 11:59 p.m. MT end of Week 3.
- You are expected to read at least 6 fellow student posts in their entirety, however, it is best to read every post.
- Your main post must be 150 + words and include at least one APA-formatted citations and references.
- Each reply should consist of relevant, substantive content of 50 words or more. In this case, "relevant" and "substantive" means your replies should:
- Push the conversation deeper with new content in agreement with the main post or reply you are responding to;
- Challange the position of the post or reply. (Remember to be civil to each other and focus on challenging the positions based on sound evidence.); or
- Move the discussion on a relevant tangent.
- For full credit, your main post must be made by Wednesday at 11:59 p.m. (MT) of Week 3, and you must post the two replies before Saturday at 11:59 (MT) of Week 3.
- Posts made after these days will be marked late and are subject to the school's late policy.
- You are expected to participate in the ongoing discussion on at least two different days during the three-week period the discussion is active.
Late Policy for Discussions:
Late discussions will be assessed up to a 20% deduction for any posts submitted after the the due date (Wednesday for the main post and Saturday for your secondary posts).