MacEngaged in One Semester

The timeline below serves as a suggested guide for group organization and student deliverables over a 13 semester.

One Semester Overview

The timeline below serves as a suggested guide for group organization and student deliverables over a 13 semester period. The documents provided in this timeline are currently being used in Psych 2NF3: Basic & Clinical Neuroscience (Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour, McMaster University)

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  1. Explain the project and its value to students.
  2. Introduce the Accountability Matrix.
  3. Ask students to become familiar with the LP Student Guide.
  4. Introduce Statement of Work Document.
  1. Organize students into groups & assign peer mentors.
  2. Introduce Monthly Peer Evaluations.
  3. Students Begin Using the Accountability Matrix.

    Students must use this matrix on a weekly basis. Peer mentors should take a quick glance at the matrix each week.

    Activity: Groups should collectively brainstorm and create a list of goals that could be achieved through this project. Ask students to select one-three goal(s) out of this list and use the SMART method to further expand upon them.

    This will be their first reflection on the Learning Portfolio. A second (different) reflection will be due near end of term. Although the goal-setting worksheet is a great model to begin describing goals in point-format, it is highly encouraged that students write their reflection in paragraph format.

  1. Students Must Present Accountability Matrix to their mentor.
  2. Group Work should focus on SOW.
  1. Students must present Accountability Matrix to their mentor.
  2. Group Work should focus on SOW.
  3. Smart Goal Setting Reflection due this week. An example rubric for marking can be found here. Please note, this rubric assess a reflection that has been written about one goal.
  4. Peer Evaluation 1 due this week.
  5. Introduce Guided Reflection to Students.
  1. Students must present Accountability Matrix to their mentor.
  2. Group Work should focus on SOW.
  3. Group SOW due this week. An example rubric for marking can be found here.
  1. Students must present Accountability Matrix to their mentor.
  2. Students Execute Project in Community between Weeks 6-11.
  1. Students must present Accountability Matrixto their mentor.
  2. Students Execute Project in Community between Weeks 6-11.
  1. Students must present Accountability Matrix to their mentor.
  2. Students Execute Project in Community between Weeks 6-11.
  3. Peer Evaluation 2 due this week.
  1. Students must present Accountability Matrix to their mentor.
  2. Students Execute Project in Community between Weeks 6-11.
  1. Students must present Accountability Matrix to their mentor.
  2. Students Execute Project in Community between Weeks 6-11.
  1. Students must present Accountability Matrix to their mentor.
  2. Students have the option to submit a one-two paragraph statement to enter competition.
  1. Final five groups selected by facilitators and announced in class. These groups will have one week to prepare a 10-minute presentation for class during week 13.
  2. Guided Reflection due this week. An example rubric for marking can be found here.
  3. Peer Evaluation 3 due this week.
  1. Final five groups present in class; remaining class votes either through iClickers or via survey monkey.