Saturday, January 25, 2014

Reading and discussion summary assignments

To keep the system simple, I've just divided the class into two arbitrary groups of six students each, and assigned each group to roughly the same amount of reading summaries and discussion summaries over the course of the semester.  (Any suggestion that I simply drew a line in the middle of the alphabet is absurd; these groups represent hours of careful social engineering!)

I've only assigned students who were officially registered with the course as of this morning.  If you are dropping or adding the course, let me know and I'll adjust the lists accordingly.

You are all kind and smart people, so I trust you to work out the details of who is covering which reading or which discussion summary each week on your own.  Think of it as a "group teamwork assignment."

Lacy, ______, Metzler, Moehr, O'Connor, Peterson
Cover weeks 2, 4, 7, 11, 14 (23 total readings, 5 discussion summaries)

Week 2 - Friday, January 31
The research university, 5 readings

Week 4 - Friday, February 14
Interdisciplinarity, 7 readings

Week 7 - Friday, March 07
Discovery to product, 4 readings

Week 11 - Friday, April 04
Research publics, 5 readings

Week 14 - Friday, April 25
Guest speaker, 2 readings

Burling, Choung, Jeon, _______, Kerkhoff, Kohl
Cover weeks 3, 5, 6, 10, 12 (24 total readings, 5 discussion summaries)

Week 3 - Friday, February 07
Disciplines, 6 readings

Week 5 - Friday, February 21
Mode 2 science, 5 readings

Week 6 - Friday, February 28
Academic capitalism, 4 readings

Week 10 - Friday, March 28
Research tools, 5 readings

Week 12 - Friday, April 11
Innovation spaces, 4 readings

Finally, remember that in week 13, everyone proposes and prepares a reading!

UPDATED 2014-01-25: One student removed from group two after dropping class.
UPDATED 2014-01-31: A second student removed.  Now each group has five students.

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