As this semester comes to a close, I’ve spent a fair amount of time engaging with students in reflective practice. Whether formal or informal, the process allows us to move beyond the basics of the course evaluation survey (which hardly anyone fills out anyway!) and into real “closure” work for the experiences of the semester.
In particular, one of the most productive reflection processes has been with a class that tackled a huge, full-semester cross-campus curriculum (CCC) project. This group of 10 students collaborated with our admissions department to evaluate and develop materials for new an online new student orientation platform. We followed our CCC implementation guide (for the most part, anyway), including the design sprint, regular meetings with the “client,” iterative project work, and major presentations to stakeholders.Continue reading