It is very important that this class be the highest quality, most meaningful and useful learning experience possible. The college learning environment is actually a professional environment, similar in many ways to a professional work environment. I would ask you to consider the idea that you are actually professionals.

Take a few minutes to think and write about Professionalism:

1. What does professionalism mean to you?

2. What behaviors and attitudes are common to students or workers who behave professionally?

3. How might adopting professional behaviors and attitudes help you be a successful college student?

4. Which professional behaviors and attitudes will you adopt this semester in this class?

5. How will your classmates and the instructors know that you are demonstrating professional behavior?