Discussion starting now in topic areas

Everyone: You should be wrapping up the DOCS discussion by tomorrow and then moving on to discussion in the nine general topic areas (now appearing on the home page). At this point, for EDUC 362 students it no longer matters what section you are in - start with whatever topic areas you are interested in, and right now please be sure to contribute to at least three different topic areas per week. The topic coordinators and faculty will be starting discussions in these areas initially, but anyone can start a discussion -- as time goes on be sure to start at least one discussion in one of the areas.

DOCS discussion Week 2

A second DOCS item has been posted in each section group. Please feel free to continue in-progress discussions around the Week 1 DOCS, but starting tonight begin to move on to the Week 2 readings and discussion.

Note: This is the second MSC announcement within a short time -- please be sure to read today's previous announcement as well.

EDUC 362 office hours tomorrow, and upcoming town halls

Just a note that office hours for EDUC 362 students will be held 2-3pm tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 15. These (and all future office hours) are posted in the Events section of the MSC site. If you plan to attend (even if you decide at the last minute) please click the "attend" button on the event listing so we know to expect you.

While you're there, be sure to sign up for one or more of the upcoming Town Hall meetings, if your schedule permits. More will be listed as they are arranged, but it's good to attend as many as you can, especially early in the semester. All EDUC 362 students are required to attend a minimum of two Town Halls.

ffice hours tomorrow, and upcoming town halls

Just a note that office hours for EDUC 362 students will be held 2-3pm tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 15. These (and all future office hours) are posted in the Events section of the MSC site. If you plan to attend (even if you decide at the last minute) please click the "attend" button on the event listing so we know to expect you.

While you're there, be sure to sign up for one or more of the upcoming Town Hall meetings, if your schedule permits. More will be listed as they are arranged, but it's good to attend as many as you can, especially early in the semester. All EDUC 362 students are required to attend a minimum of two Town Halls.

Reminder: DOCs discussion has started

A reminder for all EDUC 362 students: DOCS discussion is currently underway, and the requirement to post something substantial on 3 days per week (3 different days, not just 3 times) is in effect now. Please post in the group for your section (your new section if we asked you to switch), and please help create a true back-and-forth discussion with your peers. As the syllabus states:

"Good discussion posts may reference related ideas within or outside the MSC; they may offer alternative perspectives or relevant background information; they may provide specific suggestions for improving ideas, they may broaden or narrow the scope of proposal, and they may constructively point out weaknesses or inconsistencies.  We will expect you to speak substantively about the topic or proposal being discussed, and to support your statements with evidence and elaboration."

Welcome! Office Hours, Town Halls, and Other Important Things

Welcome to the Michigan Student Caucus! If you are a U of M student taking EDUC 362, please be sure to read the syllabus very carefully, and start right away on the DOCS discussion in the section for which you are registered. (Note that the DOCS discussions are the only time that your course section will matter -- otherwise, it's one big group.)

If you have questions, concerns, suggestions, or you simply want to chat about the MSC, please email the instructors at mscinstructors@umich.edu, or come to office hours (which will be posted in the "events" section of this site). 

And speaking of events, please try to attend one of the upcoming town hall meetings (also listed in the "events" section). More will be scheduled as the semester goes on. Be sure to read the details in the event listing, and note especially that there are advance readings, and that you will need to come prepared with a written question.