Team Project Suggestion Renewal
One of the most important course
elements is the student projects. As an individual who has suggested a student
project, your past involvement is appreciated and your continued assistance
this year would be most welcomed.
The purpose of this solicitation is
- to request your review and renewal
of the project(s) you have previously suggested,
- to ask if changes are needed to
those project descriptions,
- to solicit new student project
- to offer you an opportunity to pitch
your approved project suggestions in class.
1) You can find the description for
your project suggestion(s) here.
2) Please review the description(s) and
let me know if you would like me to edit it, delete this project, or renew the
project as-is for this coming year's class starting in January.
3) You are most welcome to suggest
additional project ideas. If you do have some, please review
Call for Team Project Suggestions for project
requirements and information on how best to describe what you have in
All approved projects will be listed on
the project webpage and will be printed and disseminated to students on the
first day of the class.
4) The entire second class session - "Pitch Day" - will be devoted
to introducing and reviewing all the approved student project
You are encouraged to attend that
class session to personally pitch your project suggestions. This will give you
an opportunity to generate student interest through their first-hand
understanding of the underlying problem. Additionally, there will be time at
the end of class for interested students to individually discuss the project
with you. In the past, projects presented in this way were much more likely to
be selected and pursued by a student team. The Information and Instructions for Presenters of Candidate
Projects webpage provides detailed information about Pitch
Please let me know if you will be
able to attend and are willing to pitch your project suggestion so I can
reserve time for you.
If you are unable to attend in
person, other pitching options are available: presentation via Skype or by a
short - less than 3-minute - video. Please let me know if either alternative
appeals to you.
Suggestors of approved projects 1) may
be contacted by students to get more information prior to selection and 2) are
expected to offer project advice throughout the quarter. Please confirm your
desire and availability to interact with a student team who might want to work
on the project.
This is an excellent opportunity to
have bright students work on team projects that address long-standing problems
experienced by people with disabilities and older adults.
Please contact me if you have any
questions or concerns about projects or the course. Thank you once more for
your project ideas and course involvement.
- David L. Jaffe, MS
- dljaffe -at-