ES 600: Collabortv Service Init-Capstone Projct

Synonym:

81236 (for web registration)

Section:

E

Faculty:

Thomas Wessels

Credits:

3

Seats:

10

Semester:

Spring 2012

Meeting Schedule:

Fridays 1/13 - 5/4 (1:00PM-3:59PM)

Description:

Competency Area: Students who entered Fall 2010 and later: Capstone Project; Required alternate.
Restricted to Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 ES MS students

The Collaborative Service Initiative (CSI) course provides students, with faculty oversight, work on an applied external project. This can include applied ecological or social research, energy and materials management, evaluation, or other consultation projects. These projects are completed over the course of a semester by teams of 3 to 5 graduate students with guidance and support from AUNE faculty and staff. Students participate in the selection of potential projects and team formation during the semester preceding their CSI project. Each team chooses one of the proposed external partner projects and then collaborates with this partner organization to develop a defined scope of work, seek solutions to the client-identified challenges, and provide high quality deliverables. The CSI experience will provide an experiential learning opportunity for students and deepen their engagement with a community partner. *Additional contact hours will be met through on-line readings, discussions and assignments.