1. Keep sharing information with your cohort and your classmates.
YES!!!! Use the Student Lounge discussion thread to share current events, experiences, and good-to-know information. These are all nuggets that help you learn and bring you closer to your classmates and cohorts. Which brings me to my next topic…
2. Invest the time to really get to know your cohorts.
Forge these bonds because these will be some of the strongest relationships you will have during your time at Utica.
3. Ask questions.
During a class, if you have a question, there is a high probability one of your classmates also has the same or related question. Don’t be shy! Post these questions in the discussion thread for Ask the Professor. This way, you will get a response from your instructor and your classmates will also benefit from your question and the answer. Everyone wins! Of course, questions related to a personal issue should not be posted there. But other than that, professors like it when students ask questions in this thread as it is more efficient to answer a question once, rather than twenty times. They will thank you!
4. Review the class syllabus and schedule thoroughly.
Look for discrepancies between these documents and other communication you may receive. Loading class shells can have technical issues. In my experience, the professors would prefer to know beforehand if there is a conflict with students’ understanding of expectations. Some examples are making sure the assignments match between the documents with regard to scoring weight, dates and times for conference calls (Eastern, Central, Mountain, Pacific), and due dates.