1. Take a few minutes to write notes on your responses to the six Interview Questions.
  2. We will form into groups of five to discuss responses together.
  3. As a group, decide on any questions you would like to ask me.
  4. Choose a spokesperson for your group.
  5. We will come together as a class to discuss your responses and to give you time to ask questions of me.

Interview questions
  1. What are your goals for this course?
  2. How can the instructor best help you achieve your goals?
  3. What reservations, if any, do you have about this course?
  4. What resources do you bring to this course?
  5. What norms of behavior or ground rules should we set up to ensure that the course is successful?
  6. What are some of your pet peeves of professors and classes? What are some annoying traits of professors that you’ve had?

Examples of questions for me
  • my objectives for the course
  • approach to grading
  • expectations of students
  • role in the course