Each of my classes has a stated nonparticipation policy and the consequences of that policy. I am serious about this. If you are not participating in the course I will drop you (as I did with a couple of people after today’s second exam in Chemistry), and no I don’t care how it affects your loans/grants/housing. You get loans/grants/housing on the assumption you are actually going to class, if you are not, you are simply cheating the system and pissed that someone called you on it. I will send you a courtesy email when I do ‘Q’ you out, but remember, only I can let you back in.
That is the end of my soapbox rant.