- [1a] “Survey Outreach” - by Wednesday, 11/6, "deploy" the entire communications strategy. Reach out to contacts per your communication strategy and send out the survey email you wrote up in class today. ALSO: email your proposed interviewee (and 1 backup) to schedule an interview with them. Introduce them to the project, a topic you anticipate talking about, and give them a sense of why you selected them as someone especially appropriate or valuable to be interviewed. Ask for a 30-minute interview that can be scheduled within the next week (or 2). You'll want to have your backup interviewee ready in case your first contact isn't available in the next 2 weeks.
- [1b] By the End of the Week: Assess your survey and interview outreach plan. Who got back to you? Who didn't? What questions do you have prepared? Write a paragraph updating us on these developments, and any progress. Who is sending out your survey? How many people do you think it will reach? When will you conduct your interview(s)? [Note on interviews: before your interview, make sure you have a way to record it :) Most phones have a stock recording app already pre-installed. If you have any questions, please reach out. It's a great idea to take a few notes during your interview: have a pen and paper ready. Often, simply marking an important moment you want to review and noting the time on the recording can help you save time and be more efficient when you come back to recording to review.]
-  (NOT OFFICIALLY DUE UNTIL 11/17, but feel free to start when convenient to you) - Transcribe the best 4 minutes of your interview (can be various 30 second segments, or one stretch, whatever will serve you best). Specifically think about how the interaction can serve to support and develop the insights you hope to discuss in your final paper.
PART 2: READING RESPONSE
- Writing Assignment:
- Unit One/Allen Hall, an innovation for UIUC, and the first residential learning community on campus – emerged at a moment when a ‘revolution’ in undergraduate education was taking place, influenced by a larger context beyond questions about higher education. In "Allen Hall History" (1994), can you glean from the structure of the early program years what critiques had been made about undergraduate educational experiences at UIUC (and of higher education more largely)? In 1 paragraph: a. Provide an example(s) of possible critiques; b. Identify at least 1 challenge the program faced from its inception, and why was this so?; c. Consider: How does the evolution of Unit One/Allen Hall make visible the vulnerabilities of innovation? Where else have we seen vulnerability in innovation this semester?
- In the Proposal to Encourage Undergraduate Education Development at UIUC (1972) [a report from the Commission for Reform of Undergraduate Education and Living (CRUEL; 1970-72), a committee formed by Chancellor Peltason in 1970], Peltason notes that “now is the time” for reform. In 1-paragraph, respond to the following: Why ‘now’? What is articulated in this proposal, and what is implied? What pressures might an undergraduate education be feeling, and from where?