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Participation on discussion assignment is to be substantive. In other words, posting comments like “I agree,” “That’s great,” “I wish I would have thought of that,” or “What do you mean?” are not considered substantive. A substantive posting is defined as participation that is rich, deep and probing. It sometimes piggybacks on someone else’s comment, challenging assumptions or adding depth to the discussion. Sometimes it is a new idea or question. Substantive input adds depth to a discussion and carries its own weight. It demonstrates that you are using your critical thinking skills and values the advancement of knowledge for yourself and others. A checklist for substantive postings includes these types of questions: Does the response add a new insight to ideas already offered? Does it challenge previous ideas and add appropriate counter-thought? Does it give a sense of the “ah-ha” and encourage deeper thought? Does it take enough time to “wallow” in an idea and ask probing questions? Does it demonstrate that you have done appropriate reading and/or research on the topic? Class Presence, Participation & Follow-Up: The class is conducted entirely online. It adopts a student-centered learning approach that expects students to be active and responsible participants in their own learning. Online classes allow flexibility, but also require self-discipline of the students. To ensure a successful completion of the course, students must be well organized, self-motivated, and possess a high degree of time management skills in order to keep up with the pace of the course. Per university policy, you are expected to spend an average of 10-12 hours per week on a 3-unit 12-week MPA course. Your study time may vary (more or less than 10-12 hours) depending on your prior preparation. Active participation is crucial to the learning process in the course. You are free to be online anytime. Attendance Requirement: Since this is an online course and does not require in-class attendance, students are still expected to meet stated due dates for assignments, participation in the discussion board and/or meeting requirements as provided in the beginning of each course. If a student fails
California State University, Dominguez Hills College of Business Administration and Public Policy 1000 E. Victoria Street, Carson, CA 90747 Last Revised: 9/2/2020 9 to participate in the first week of the course i.e. logging into the course, participating in a threaded discussion, etc., the student may be dropped from the course at the discretion of the instructor and/or Director of the MBA & MPA Program. Students should not assume that lack of participation, payment, or attendance will result in an automatic withdrawal from the course. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure all proper registration processes have been followed. Students unsure of the procedure are advised to contact the instructor and program coordinator.

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