January 30: Overview of Team Project + Team Formation

  • Before 5pm EST on January 29: please post to this shared Google Doc (you’ll be prompted to enter your New School login info) a 150-word bio – and, if you like, a photo – introducing yourself to us: your academic and professional background and goals, your intellectual and creative interests, etc. Online students, you’re also welcome (but not required!) to send us a video or audio self-introduction that we can play in class. The TAs and Shannon will use these bios to organize you into groups.
  • Brian Croxall, “An Open Letter to New Graduate Students,” ProfHacker, The Chronicle of Higher Education(August 19, 2010).
  • Mark Sample, “An Open Letter to Part-Time Graduate Students,” ProfHacker, The Chronicle of Higher Education(September 29, 2010)
  • Rachel Herrmann, “A Letter to Past Graduate-Student Me,” The Chronicle of Higher Education (June 22, 2016).
  • Justin Reedy & Madhavi Murty, “Creating a Research Agenda,” Inside Higher Ed(May 20, 2009).
  • Review this set of guides: “Reading Effectively,” “Abstracts + Annotated Bibliographies,” “Engaging with Presentations + Asking Questions,” and “Forms of Scholarship: Multimodal.”
    • These guides will not only help to prepare you for your UMS group project, but will also ideally prove relevant to and useful for the work you complete throughout your academic and professional careers.
  • Please review The New School’s Academic Honesty Policy.
    • See also the Center for Education Technology, Middlebury, Colby, Bates & Bowdoin Colleges, Plagiarism Resource Site
    • Yes, I’m sure you’ve heard plenty of lectures on plagiarism, yet it continues to be a problem even among graduate students. I recommend that you make sure you’re perfectly clear on what constitutes plagiarism and how to avoid it, because any infractions can result in the failure of a course – or even expulsion from the program.

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[img: Mary Mills Lyall, and Earl Harvey Lyall, The Cubies’ ABC (New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1913, via Public Domain Review]

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