Much like community-engaged research, this course is be collaborative. So that means that while there is some of the structure you probably expect in a course, there is also be a lot that is developed with your input. As such, the syllabus and therefore the assessment is intentionally flexible and negotiable.

That being said, this course has  FIVE types of learning activities, including:

  • Thursday Twitter Conversations (synchronous discussion on course-related material);
  • Archiving course discussions (using Storify);
  • Intellections (through blogging);
  • Community-engaged research grant proposal assignment (through blogging); and
  • Developing digital communication skills through Creative Makes.
Descriptions and expectations for successful participation are found on the Learning Activities page and details on specific assignments are found on the Week at a Glance page. These will continue to be developed as the course develops. course post will be made (and emailed to those who have subscribed to the course) before the start of each week that lets you know that the weekly assignments and learning activities have been finalized.
As with engagement with partners in research, this course requires active participation. After all, you can’t expect everyone else on the research team to develop the relationships and engage in the research! Similarly, we intend that our learning and the creation of new knowledge is mutually-beneficial. Consequently, you are encouraged to support and contribute to the learning of others participating in the course, regardless of whether they are registered for course credit. This means engaging in critical discussions, connecting people with resources, sharing ideas, asking questions, challenging assumptions, and overall being an active member of the #CuriousCoLab community.
From time-to-time, you will be asked to assess your participation in the course and your own learning. Also, you will get feedback from the course instructors throughout this semester. If you are enrolled in the course for credit, you will get a formal grade.

Arithmetically, your grade will be determined based on the following percentages:

  • Intellections (20% – using a 5-point rubric)
  • CEnR Research Proposal Project (60%)
    • Weekly posts (20%)
    • Reflect, Connect & Synthesize (20%)
    • Grant Reviewer (20%)
  • Twitter Conversation participation (15%)
  • Creative Makes (5%)

Grading Scale:  A = 90-100; B = 80-89; C = 70-79; D = 60-69; F = below 60