Schedule

Our Schedule is subject to revision as the term progresses.

Week I – Introductions

August 26

Starting Project One – Settling In & Setting Goals: Personal, Extracurricular, Academic

Week II – Mindsets, ePortfolio, & Extracurriculars

WOO HOO! No Cohorting Needed.

August 31

  • Discussing Dweck & Fixed/Growth Mindset – practicing active reading, seminar discussion
  • Surveying the Course More – getting familiar
  • Quick Assists on ePortfolio
  • For Next Class
    • Post Fixed/Growth Mindset assignment to ePortfolio (blog post)
    • Get Caught Up if you Missed something Due for 8/31 (consider this a second chance!)
    • Read Sanford Ungar, “7 Major Misperceptions about the Liberal Arts” (link)
    • Read UNE’s Core Handbook (link)
    • Complete Reading Questions for Ungar & for the Core Handbook (60 minutes)
    • Complete Audio Journal Entry, Week 2 (30 minutes or less)

September 2

Week III – The Liberal Arts & General Education (Scheuer, Ungar, Core Handbook)

September 7

September 9

Week IV – Goal Setting: Relating Self to Community & to Texts

Meet with our Writing Fellow this week or next!

September 14

September 16

  • Discussing Bain and Goals
  • Post-class Reflection
  • For Next Class
    • Absent Students Only – Respond to 3 Peers’ Reading Responses & Post-Class Reflections (60 minutes)

Week V – Shaping Project One – Workshopping, Sharing, Relating

Meet with our Writing Fellow if you have not yet done so

September 21 – Workshop on Project One

  • Workshopping Project One
  • Post-class Reflection
  • For Next Class
    • Schedule Writing Fellow meeting & Complete Post on ePortfolio
    • Absent Students Only – Respond to 3 Peers’ Reading Responses & Post-Class Reflections (60 minutes)

September 23 – Project One, Final Draft Due

  • Workshopping Project One
  • Post-class Reflection
  • For Next Class
    • Schedule Writing Fellow meeting & Complete Post on ePortfolio
    • Absent Students Only – Respond to 3 Peers’ Reading Responses & Post-Class Reflections (60 minutes)
    • Complete¬†Audio Journal Entry, Week 5¬†(30 minutes or less)
    • Read Coates, Between the World and Me (pp. 1-39)

Practicing Active Reading & Discussion as Academic & Personal Development – Race, Diversity, Inclusion in the US

Week VI – Between the World and Me, Part I

September 28

  • Discussing Coates
  • Post-class Reflection
  • For Next Class
    • Read Coates, pp. 39-72
    • Complete Reading Questions on Coates
    • Absent Students Only – Respond to 3 Peers’ Reading Responses & Post-Class Reflections (60 minutes)
    • Complete Audio Journal Entry, Week 5 (30 minutes or less)

September 30

  • Discussing Coates
  • Post-class Reflection
  • For Next Class
    • Read Coates, pp. 72-99
    • Complete Reading Questions on Coates
    • Absent Students Only – Respond to 3 Peers’ Reading Responses & Post-Class Reflections (60 minutes)
    • Complete Audio Journal Entry, Week 6 (30 minutes or less)

Week VII – Between the World and Me, Part II

October 5

  • Discussing Coates
  • Post-class Reflection
  • For Next Class
    • Read Coates, pp. 99-132
    • Complete Reading Questions on Coates
    • Absent Students Only – Respond to 3 Peers’ Reading Responses & Post-Class Reflections (60 minutes)

October 7

  • Discussing Coates
  • Post-class Reflection
  • For Next Class
    • Read Coates, pp. 135-152
    • Complete Reading Questions on Coates
    • Absent Students Only – Respond to 3 Peers’ Reading Responses & Post-Class Reflections (60 minutes)
    • Complete Audio Journal Entry, Week 7 (30 minutes or less)

Week VIII – Between the World and Me, Part III

October 12

October 14

  • Discussing Coates & Eyes on the Prize
  • Post-class Reflection
  • For Next Class
    • Read Bain, “Learning How to Embrace Failure” (e-reserve)
    • Complete Reading Questions on Bain & Duckworth
    • Absent Students Only – Respond to 3 Peers’ Reading Responses & Post-Class Reflections (60 minutes)
    • Complete Audio Journal Entry, Week 8 (30 minutes or less)

Midterm Reporting, Successes and Challenges, Next Steps

Week IX – Grit and Adversity – Bain, Duckworth, and Midterm Reporting

Great Week to Engage Beyond Class – Get at least one Enrichment Event in!

October 19 – Discuss Bain, Duckworth, and College Learning Experiences

  • Discussing Bain, Duckworth, and College Learning at Midterm
  • Bring the Activities to the Table!
  • Post-class Reflection
  • For Next Class
    • Read Ernest Boyer, “The Enriched Major” (e-reserve)
    • Complete Reading Questions on Boyer
    • Absent Students Only – Respond to 3 Peers’ Reading Responses & Post-Class Reflections (60 minutes)
    • Complete Audio Journal Entry, Week 9 (30 minutes or less)

October 21 – Discuss Bain, Duckworth, and College Learning Experiences

  • Discussing Bain, Duckworth, and College Learning at Midterm
  • Bring the Activities to the Table!
  • Post-class Reflection
  • For Next Class
    • Read Ernest Boyer, “The Enriched Major” (e-reserve)
    • Complete Reading Questions on Boyer
    • Absent Students Only – Respond to 3 Peers’ Reading Responses & Post-Class Reflections (60 minutes)
    • Complete Audio Journal Entry, Week 9 (30 minutes or less)

Project 2 – Major Exploration

Week X – Boyer’s Enriched Major

October 26 – Boyer’s Enriched Major and Our Major Ideas

October 28 – Relating the Enriched Major to Liberal Learning

Week XI – Sharing Ideas for a Major, Collecting Curricula and Outcomes

November 2 – Collect, Share, Discuss Results from Major Exploration Scavenger Hunt for Curricula & Outcomes

November 4 – Workshopping Interview Questions

Week XII – Interviewing Faculty & “Writing” Up Findings

November 9 – Reports from the Field, Cohort I – Where are we? What are we discovering?

November 11 Reports from the Field, Cohort II – Where are we? What are we discovering?

PROJECT TWO due Friday, November 13


Project Three – Taking Stock and Looking Ahead with ePortfolio & a College Story Podcast

Week XIII – ePortfolio Big Picture, with Nuts & Bolts for All

November 16 – ePortfolio as “Living Medium” – Big Picture and Nuts/Bolts on ePortfolio & Podcast

November 18 – ePortfolio as “Living Medium” – Big Picture and Nuts/Bolts on ePortfolio & Podcast

Week XIV – Thanksgiving Week! All in Zoom on Monday.

November 23 – Telling a Story (Self as Narrator; Self as Subject) Cohort I & II together (again, at last !)

Week XV – Bringing Home the ePortfolio and College Story Podcast

November 30 – College Stories

December 2 – College Stories

Week XVI – Finals Week!