Media artifacts, proposal formatting, persona & POV statement

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Proposal formatting

Media Artifacts (due today for EDUC 362 students) are the first part of MSC proposal documents, and we have a few instructions and requests, with the aim of making the proposals easier to access and read.

  1. Please do not put your name(s) into the title of the proposal -- the title should describe the topic only. (Don't worry, you can edit the title at any time.) If you are co-authoring your proposal, editing the document once will add your name as a contributor on the page, and we will know that the proposal is yours.

  2. The link to your media artifact should be a descriptive title with an active link, not a URL in the text.

  3. In general, your proposal should be a working document. It should grow and evolve over the course of the semester -- please be bold about posting early drafts of sections, and making changes as you go along.

  4. Formatting can get messed up as you add to the document. Be kind to your fellow MSC members, and clean up the formatting as necessary.

Responding to media artifacts

Starting tomorrow, please look at other caucus members’ artifacts and offer feedback in the comments area below the various proposal pages -- the Topic Coordinators will be contributing comments as well.  

Persona and POV Statement

The next major milestone in your proposal-crafting is the Persona and POV Statement, due no later than February 24. See this document for instructions.


Now would be a good time to start identifying and contacting consultants (some of you have already done this for your media artifact -- you can include those). By way of reminder, you are meant to engage consultants in substantive discussion regarding your proposal’s need, scope, practicality, and likely impact on the lives of students in Michigan. Consultations should be with three people outside of the MSC who have specialized knowledge or insight about your  issue (including but not limited to professionals, professors, government officials, and community leaders). Bear in mind that a consultant’s experience and/or expertise can also be invaluable in helping you streamline your research process and make it more efficient.