Between Tuesday, April 7 and the deadline of Saturday, April 11at 11:59pm, use this group to discuss the relative merits of proposals in terms of potential inclusion in the MSC Platform. In particular, discuss:

  • Which specific proposals are most worthy of being in the platform, and why? (Reference the rating criteria list below.)
  • In general, which issues should be the priority for students in Michigan, and which proposals best address those issues?

Also:

  • Before posting, be sure to read any and all of the posts that have already been made by others. If others have posted about a proposal you'd like to discuss, join that discussion. If not, start a new thread.
  • Unless you have a compelling reason to do otherwise, discuss just one proposal in each posting, indicating the name of the proposal in the title of your comment.
  • Keep your comments focused on the IDEAS in the proposal, not the authors. Remember that everyone has worked hard on their proposal, and that every proposal has both strengths and weaknesses.

RATING CRITERIA

Please consider these criteria when rating proposals.

  • Is each part of the proposal completed in a high-quality way?
  • How well does the proposal demonstrate a solid understanding of the core issue and the “problem behind the problem”?
  • To what extent does the proposal contain high-quality supporting evidence and background information?
  • How relevant is the proposal to the needs of students of different ages and backgrounds in different parts of Michigan?
  • To what extent do the consultations add important information and non-obvious perspectives?
  • To what extent is there credible articulation of counter-arguments and challenges to potential adoption and implementation of the proposed solution?
  • To what extent does the proposed solution contain specificity and detail that shows how it could actually be implemented and paid for?
  • To what extent does the proposal demonstrate creativity and passion for the issue?

Reflecting on Caucus and Highlighting Dhruv and Cameron

Cassie Alexe TC's picture

I wanted to take this time to reflect on my experience in caucus this semester. I got the opportunity to take this class from a different perspective, rather than writing the proposal myself, I got to watch and help you guys go through the process of perfecting your individual plans.

Summer Meal Delivery

Drew Arnson's picture

I really like Cameron's proposal regarding delivering summer meals to students, or at least creating mobile routes so that transportation barriers are reduced for families. Since the state already has the funding and infrastructure for this program, I think his idea to add a mobilized element could be very effective in terms of increasing the number of students who get fed in the summer.

Proposals with good examples found in other states

Brandon Persico (TC)'s picture

Hi everyone, 

Congrats on completing your proposals and doing amazing research into problems and proposing solutions that face students in Michigan on a daily basis. There is a wide range of topics that deal with issues that have previously not been addressed in past MSC platforms. You all should be proud of your hard work!

Reflecting on Caucus and Highlighting Dhruv and Cameron

Cassie Alexe TC's picture

I wanted to take this time to reflect on my experience in caucus this semester. I got the opportunity to take this class from a different perspective, rather than writing the proposal myself, I got to watch and help you guys go through the process of perfecting your individual plans.

Summer Meal Delivery

Drew Arnson's picture

I really like Cameron's proposal regarding delivering summer meals to students, or at least creating mobile routes so that transportation barriers are reduced for families. Since the state already has the funding and infrastructure for this program, I think his idea to add a mobilized element could be very effective in terms of increasing the number of students who get fed in the summer.

Proposals with good examples found in other states

Brandon Persico (TC)'s picture

Hi everyone, 

Congrats on completing your proposals and doing amazing research into problems and proposing solutions that face students in Michigan on a daily basis. There is a wide range of topics that deal with issues that have previously not been addressed in past MSC platforms. You all should be proud of your hard work!

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