Urgh... I just checked into the enrollment for my course this semester. I definitely need to shave it down by at least 10. I fear that my usual first-day strategies for encouraging people to drop are now well-worn, run-of-the-mill, and hence far less effective.
A colleague tells me that banning laptops from class is by itself a good way to get a handful to seek another course. I'll do that. But I'm seeking some new ideas for enrollment-reduction. Any suggestions?