Monday, April 20, 2015

Essential Questions for Project Week 2016

It's hard to believe, but we need to start planning for Project Week 2016! This year, we will begin all project proposals with just the Essential Question. This is the most important factor of each new project, and it will be used to develop all other aspects, such as location, cost, activities, and final products.

Essential Questions must meet the following criteria:
  • Must be 1 sentence only.
  • Must define the scope and purpose of the entire project.
  • Must be academically rigorous.

While the emphasis will be on developing our off-campus offerings this Spring due to logistical planning, any and all projects may be proposed at this time, including on-campus projects. The Director of Experiential Learning will help each project leader, both students and faculty, to complete the Project Proposal Form after an Essential Question has been submitted for review.

Steps for completing the Project Proposal Process and important dates to remember are listed below:

  1. Submit Essential Questions for all 2016 Off-Campus Projects to the Director of Experiential Learning by May 4, 2015.
  2. Meet with the Director of Experiential Learning to revise Essential Questions and begin filling out the Project Proposal Form in May, 2015.
  3. Submit a final Project Proposal Form for all 2016 Off-Campus Projects to the Director of Experiential Learning by May 23, 2015.
  4. All off-campus project proposals will be reviewed by the Project Week Committee in June, 2015. At this point, off-campus projects may be approved, denied, or revised based on the Committee's review.
  5. A Draft Project Guide of all approved projects to-date will be available at the start of the school year in September, 2015
*Inclusion in the Draft Project Guide does not guarantee that an off-campus project will occur. Projects will occur if there is enough student interest and if deposit deadlines are met.

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