Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Project Proposal Guidelines


Project Proposals//Completed Proposal Posted to blog by June 12

Note: Preliminary proposal due by Thursday, June 4

6-8 pages posted to blog

University of Washington Honors and Education 2015: Re-enacting 
German and American Identities

1.     ABSTRACT of group project (approx 200-500 words). This is the main theme of the group, i.e. Arts; Performance; Social Media, Immigration; Education; Healthcare Services; Globalization and Identity; etc. (GROUP)

2.     BACKGROUND (approx 1,000 words).  This is an overview that synthesizes the group project. Include the process of coming to the main theme idea and consider context, i.e. why is the topic relevant? How will it advance your and others understanding? Remember to consider why it is of personal interest as well as why others (local and global communities) should care to know more about the topic. Also consider any struggles you have encountered while beginning your exploration. (GROUP or INDIVIDUAL)

Each group member will set up their own question as related to the main theme of the group project, which relates to the main theme of the program. Each member will discuss the background and relevance of question. Why have you chosen this question? What have you learned so far? (INDIVIDUAL)

4.     CULTURAL SENSITIVITY. What are your biases? What is your subject position? (INDIVIDUAL)

5.     DAILY SCHEDULE in Berlin and Jena. This will be tentative and may be a combination of group and individual schedules. This schedule will very likely be adjusted, but it’s good to start planning a tentative plan of action. How will you explore this question while you are in Berlin and possibly Jena? What kind of background research schedule will you develop before you leave for Berlin?  Where will you go? Who will you meet? (Seattle, Berlin, Jena) (INDIVIDUAL)
People (names, titles, etc.)
Places (location and transportation)
Equipment (cameras, video recorders, paints, logbook, etc.)
Information you’ll gather (photos, notes from interviews, observations noted in logbook, etc.)

6.     REFERENCES at this point (bibliography, use correct formatting) (INDIVIDUAL)

7.     Groups will present their preliminary project proposals to the class on June 5 (four to five groups at approx. 15 minutes per group with additional time for Q&A). We will have an extended class on June 5, 2:15-4:00 p.m. with guest panel discussants (colleagues from Berlin who are in Seattle).

NOTE:  You can present and post the above information in any format. Just make certain to cover all key points (post a copy on each group 

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