PolicyOptions.org | Local Pilot Project Initiative

       Conference Call Agenda
       February 9th @ 2 pm & February 11...
Goals for this call

       1. Learn how:
             ✓ Issue brief topics are being identified
             ✓ Issue brief...
Conference Call Agenda

       • Quick introductions

       • Quick update on recent & upcoming activities
             -...
See policyoptions.pbwiki.com/Local-PolicyOptions-Pilot-Projects




                     Participating Campuses           ...
Update — Wiki

       Sections of the wiki have been
       improving slowly...




Sunday, February 8, 2009
How to Use This Wiki

       • Screencasts and simple
         explanations


       • What else would be helpful?




Sun...
Research Guide

       • Research Guide being revised


       • We need contributions to this
         from everyone


  ...
Faculty Guide

       • Your course implementation
         profiles will inform this guide




Sunday, February 8, 2009
Information Sources

       • We are building a reference
         library for future researchers


       • Organized by ...
Update — Grantee Meeting   April 18 - 20 @ ETS in Princeton


Sunday, February 8, 2009
Discussion

Sunday, February 8, 2009
Determining topic(s)

       • Who has chosen your initial
         issue brief topic(s)?


       • Does it matter?


   ...
Course Fit

       • Is the issue brief research
         assignment the major focus of
         the course or just one
  ...
Supporting Research

       • How did you explain the
         PolicyOptions project to your
         students?


       •...
Using the Wiki

       • Have you tried the wiki yet?


       • Have you considered having
         students begin drafti...
Key Questions to Pursue ?   Topis for calls/emails/guides


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This is the agenda and handout for the PolicyOptions Pilot Project conference calls scheduled for the week of February 9, 2009. We'll discuss how campuses are organizing and supporting their students' issue brief research.

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  • Policy Options Conf Call 2/9/09 & 2/11/09

    1. 1. PolicyOptions.org | Local Pilot Project Initiative Conference Call Agenda February 9th @ 2 pm & February 11th @ 3 pm hosted by Robert Hackett, Bonner Foundation — rhackett@bonner.org Sunday, February 8, 2009
    2. 2. Goals for this call 1. Learn how: ✓ Issue brief topics are being identified ✓ Issue briefs are being incorporated into courses or internships ✓ Students are being supported during the research process ✓ The PolicyOptions wiki is or could be used for collaborative research ✓ the national network might provide additional help 2. Determine key implementation/research issues that should be addressed in future conference calls or through other means Sunday, February 8, 2009
    3. 3. Conference Call Agenda • Quick introductions • Quick update on recent & upcoming activities - Wiki updates - Grantee meeting April 18-20 in Princeton, NJ • Discussion - Determining issue brief topics - Fitting issue briefs into courses/internships - Supporting student research - Using the wiki for collaboration Sunday, February 8, 2009
    4. 4. See policyoptions.pbwiki.com/Local-PolicyOptions-Pilot-Projects Participating Campuses 18 pilot projects in 15 states Sunday, February 8, 2009
    5. 5. Update — Wiki Sections of the wiki have been improving slowly... Sunday, February 8, 2009
    6. 6. How to Use This Wiki • Screencasts and simple explanations • What else would be helpful? Sunday, February 8, 2009
    7. 7. Research Guide • Research Guide being revised • We need contributions to this from everyone • We especially need examples Sunday, February 8, 2009
    8. 8. Faculty Guide • Your course implementation profiles will inform this guide Sunday, February 8, 2009
    9. 9. Information Sources • We are building a reference library for future researchers • Organized by location, sub- divided by issue area • Your students should add to this as they do their research Sunday, February 8, 2009
    10. 10. Update — Grantee Meeting April 18 - 20 @ ETS in Princeton Sunday, February 8, 2009
    11. 11. Discussion Sunday, February 8, 2009
    12. 12. Determining topic(s) • Who has chosen your initial issue brief topic(s)? • Does it matter? • What are the challenges your facing with topic selection? • What advice would you give others? Sunday, February 8, 2009
    13. 13. Course Fit • Is the issue brief research assignment the major focus of the course or just one assignment? • Is the course a public policy course? • Does it matter? • What advice would you give others? Sunday, February 8, 2009
    14. 14. Supporting Research • How did you explain the PolicyOptions project to your students? • What instructional &/or support material have you provided your students to help them research the issue brief itself? • What questions do you have? • What advice would you give others? Sunday, February 8, 2009
    15. 15. Using the Wiki • Have you tried the wiki yet? • Have you considered having students begin drafting their issue briefs on the wiki? • We will likely have common topics across multiple campuses/communities, so we might think about ways to encourage collaboration. Sunday, February 8, 2009
    16. 16. Key Questions to Pursue ? Topis for calls/emails/guides Sunday, February 8, 2009

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