You should sign on every Tuesday and Friday
-- new information will go online twice a week. You
will get an assignment on Tuesday that is due on Friday (via
email). Then you'll get an assignment on Friday that's due the
This is to your advantage. The students in my
classroom will get feedback from in-class writing exercises.
You'll get that same feedback from the work you do for Friday's
You should expect to work 4-5 hours a week on this course
-- sometimes more. That's about what in-class students do.
Even though you can choose your own hours to study, you are
expected to keep up with the class schedule, twice a week.
This online course is not just a Web-based textbook,
with email assignments. Like any good class, it's a
relationship between you and your teacher (me). The
relationship will be via email instead of face-to-face, but it
will still be a relationship that we both have to work to
maintain -- mostly through email.
You will need to use a word processor to send me
most of your assignments as Word documents. Therefore you'll need
to know how to use the "Attach File" option on your email. But I'm
not making a fetish of the Internet, and if you can drop off your
assignments as hard copies at the Marketing Communication
Department front desk, you're welcome to do so.
I would like to meet you during the first week
of classes. Give me a call at 312-344-7603 (or 344-7600) to let me
know when you'll be on campus and we'll set a time.
For your final exam you will need to come into
the classroom. You can come in the morning or the evening of
Wednesday, May 30, 9:30-11:30 a.m. or 5:30-7:30 p.m. If you have
other classes scheduled during both these periods, we'll find an
alternative time for your final.
You are welcome to visit me in my office
whenever I'm on campus, which is most of the time -- but make an
appointment first, by phone or email, so you're sure I'm here. And
of course you can always contact me by email: use the "Email" link
on the navigation bar if you like -- my address is