Welcome Spring 2017 HON 300 Students.

I have used this blog for RCC courses in the past. In this course we will use it to preserve and make accessible the recordings of your scholarly communication interviews. here is the assignment:

Scholarly Communication Interview – choose a faculty member in the department in which you plan to major. Perhaps someone you have already taken a course with or someone whose research interest you. Ask permission to conduct and record an interview with this faculty member about their own scholarly communication practices. Be prepared to have to explain what you mean by “scholarly communication.” This is a term of art with which some faculty members might not be familiar. These interviews should last between 30-60 minutes. I don’t want a sound bite or a dissertation! In our class session on 1/24/17 we will develop a list of possible questions, although you are welcome to deviate from these questions. Record the interview using the voice recorder on your phone or on a device that you can borrow from the Olin Library. Be prepared to load the recording to our course blog. You will need to make sure that you have acquired the appropriate permissions from your interviewee. Interview files should be posted to our blog before 9 a.m. 2/2/17. Be ready to discuss your interview and conclusions in class on 2/2/17. This assignment will form 10% of your final grade.

Final post

So this is it everyone. One last post about your experience of visiting the Mayflower and working with your partners. In the final post I would like you to do two things:

  1. As I noted in our meeting, this is the first semester I have had my class meet with older adults. What advise do you have for me? What should I change, what should I not change when I teach this course again?
  2. Read back over all the posts you have written so far, and respond to the experience as a whole. How have you changed since August? How has your relationship with your partner changed? What have you learned?

As always, this is due by 9 a.m. on Friday 12/2/16.

Special Assignment This Week: Mid Term.

As we approach the mid term break I want all of you to go back and read the posts you have written. Then write about what you have learned by working with your partner at the Mayflower and what you expect from the second half of the semester.

Remember, always use your name in the title of the post, so i don’t have to futz around looking for who the author is.

The Assignment

Each week, after our visit to the Mayflower each Wednesday, you will be expected to write a blog entry of at least 300 words about that week’s experience at the community. The entry must be published on the blog site before the next class session following the visit to the Mayflower. Credit will be given for entries that link your Mayflower experience to the content of the course, that build on your previous experience at Mayflower, that show an understanding of your partner’s experience, and original and creative entries. Credit will be deducted for spelling and grammatical errors, entries significantly under 300 words, and boring, repetitive entries. The total percentage of your final grade for this is 10%.