Project Websites: Student teams will conduct oral histories in their communities and share this research on a project website that they create. A draft of the project website will be due by class on Thursday, April 12, and based on the Project Contract (see below) and the professors’ comments, students will submit a final version of their project by class on Thursday, April 19. Guidelines and a grading rubric can be accessed on our course website.

Project Contracts: You will create a contract with Professors Bettencourt and Donaldson about your project. A contract draft is due by midnight EST Sunday, March 4, the revised, final copy is due by class on Tuesday, March 13. NOTE: Your contract may be revised as the semester goes on, though only with good reason and only after discussion with Professors Bettencourt and Donaldson. The contract template and grading rubric can be accessed on our course website.

Project Presentation: During the last week of class, each team will make an 8-10 minute professional presentation summarizing their project, followed by Q&A. We will invite faculty, staff and administrators from all COPLAC institutions to attend your presentations so that they can learn about the amazing work you’ve done this semester. Guidelines and a grading rubric can be accessed on the course website.

Final Project Reflection: At the end of the semester, you will write a blog post of ~500 words, in which you reflect on the project process and defend your project as contracted and/or explain any changes made to the contract. Grading for this reflection is based on the project website rubric available on our course website. The reflection is due by midnight EST Sunday, April 22.