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One of the advantages of the Web is the ability to continue discussion outside of class. A course, ideally, is a learning community that fosters conversation beyond the limits of the classroom. This site will allow students to boost participation, get much more out of the course's materials and, incidentally, improve participation grades.   You should plan to  check into the Caucus site regularly to read what is posted and to make replies each week.

By clicking on HERE  you will access our online forum. When you first access Caucus, you will be asked to join a conference. This course's conference is listed as Jesu_F04. Follow the on-line directions for joining and jump into the conversation. For detailed instructions on joining and using Caucus click on Using Caucus. You may want to print the directions. Try it now and make your voice heard! But first read and follow these guidelines:

bulletNEVER FLAME: Show respect for others in your postings. You have a right to disagree with them but should respect their right to their opinions. Civility in public discourse requires a respect for others.
bulletJUDGE IDEAS NOT PERSONS: Give every contributor a fair hearing by reading what he or she writes regardless of what you may already think you know about the person.
bulletAGREE TO HAVING YOUR IDEAS PUBLISHED: You should understand that this is a public forum. By submitting material you are acknowledging that your statements may be read by people throughout the world.

REMEMBER: This forum is for advancing class discussion and for posting occasional assignments for everyone to read. If you want to communicate with me privately, use My E-Mail Box