Some suggestions for your introduction:
Why did you sign up for this class? (Was it RateMyProfessor?!) Why UH? Why college? What are you going to accomplish in our time together?
What is your claimed name? your claimed pronouns? your claimed adjectives?
What’s something totally boring about you?
What else are you doing this semester?
Descriptions of how much you love cats, (especially my cat, the one and only Dr. Trevor Lovejoy Pegoda).
Elaborate on your love for the chicken fingers at the Cheesecake Factory.
What do you want to do with life?
What is unique about you?
What is your experience with our topics for the semester?
What’s something cool about you we wouldn’t know without you telling us?
What questions do you have for me?