—-Did you run into a problem or issue in this course? What was that problem/issue? Must be specific (cannot be general). State the specific problem/issue in writing. At what point in the class did it occur? Be specific. Did it occur in the orientation (at the point of completing the introductory discussion board or while completing one of the self-assessments), in Unit 3 (during your research of the instruction set), etc?
—Did you find that one of the assignments was not beneficial to the goals of this course? Which assignment? Where was it located? Why or how was it not important to the course goals? Be specific. Write it down.
—Did you find that an assignment that would have been helpful in meeting the goals in this course was not included? What is the assignment? How would it be more beneficial to students?
I am mainly looking for inclusions here: What did you include? Was it sufficient for me to make a determination of whether or not the issue was important enough to make a course correction? Was your suggestion to include or delete an item from the course sufficient enough to warrant an assignment correction? Here is a list of things I am looking for:
You suggestion has been thoughtfully/critically analyzed by you and is a genuinely valid suggestion and not just one arrived at through your intense emotion or dislike for the course or an assignment.
It is based on a real problem you have encountered
Explains specifically when/how you encountered the problem and what happened as a result of the encounter/problem
Includes a valid suggestion for correcting or solving the issue
Includes all guidelines suggested on page 485 of the textbook (there are only 6). Note: there is a fine line between an “authoritative tone” (guideline 4) and utter rudeness. Find that sweet spot and avoid the latter.