Y5-January, 2015

 

January 28, 2015

Recorder: Donovan Thomas

Attending Trainees: Kevin, Vanessa, Irving, Monique, Andre, Donovan, MK, Catherine, Tasha, TJ, Sonny, Teresa, Kasia

Faculty: Dr. Black

Staff: Kathryn

Meeting Called: ~12:10 pm

Major Points:

  • Announcements and Bookkeeping
  • Peer review of chosen deliverables
    • What is a useful peer review?
      • Ask “coaching questions”
      • View other person’s work from criteria of deliverable
      • Be direct & objective about concerns
      • Use specific examples to show how improvement could be made
    • What is an unhelpful peer review?
      • Brief comments such as “good job” or “that is poorly written”
    • Peer review of todays deliverable with a partner
      • Share points of view on each others deliverable
      • Provide feedback
  • Writing as a cognitive activity
    • A cognitive activity:
      • Happens in the mind= thinking-related
      • Can be learned
      • Can be improved over time with practice
      • Cognition is hard to measure; “still-frames”
      • Flower & Hayes Cognitive Boxes
        • Text interpretation
        • Reflection
        • Text production
  • 3 Learning Domains
    • Cognitive Domain= thinking/mind
    • Affective Domain= feelings
    • Physical Domain= psychomotor

 

Next Meeting:  February 4, 2015

Module Assignments for Next Meeting:

  • Best draft of Literature Reviews and Background Sections

 

 

January 21, 2015

Recorder: E. Kevin Tanyi

Attending Trainees: Kevin, Vanessa, Irving, Monique, Rabia, Andre, Donovan, MK, Catherine, Tasha, TJ, Sonny, Teresa, Kasia

Faculty: Dr. Black

Staff: Kathryn

Meeting Called: ~12:10 pm

First meeting of the Spring, 2015 semester. The scheduled weekly time is Wednesdays, 12-130 pm, though this first session started late.

The Technical and Academic Writing Module is the curriculum for this portion of the semester, scheduled for 6 weeks. The goal of the module is for each participant to prepare an application packet suitable for submission to a funding agency, with the option to submit if desired and eligible. Trainee Catherine Berdanier will lead the sessions, and in the first meeting presented the syllabus, including objectives, expectations and schedule for the course, followed by a Week 1 presentation on Identity, Audience and Planning.

Major Points:

  • All Trainees will complete weekly deliverables due before each group meeting to aid in time management for completion of the final product.
  • Outside meetings among small groups of Trainees are strongly advised for effective completion of the module requirements.
  • Meetings will include presentations, as well as peer review “critique” to assist in iterative refinements to maximize the potential of each Trainee’s final package.
  • Completion of Introductory Activity Form is optional.  Trainees may fill it out and load it to the Dropbox with initials identifying the submitter’s file.

Dr. Black closed the meeting with several management reminders:

  • Please arrive ahead of time for the meeting so the meeting may begin on time.
  • If not yet done, please fill out evaluations.  Dr. B will send links:
    • The research module evaluation (a long form)
    • The retreat evaluation (a short form, about a page)

 

Next Meeting:  January 28, 2015

Module Assignments for Next Meeting:

  • Find a fellowship (or grant) of personal interest to you that requires a written proposal and research statement.
  • Make an outline (Macroscopic in nature) that will fulfill the requirements for the fellowship in question.
  • Upload outline to the Dropbox platform (Catherine shall create a folder for that) before our next meeting

 


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