Assignments

Student Deliverables

During the semester, student submitted four forms of deliverables. Written feedback was given from the instructor or teaching assistant on the first three categories of assignment.

  1.   Three Team Writing Assignments

    The Essays: Team-prepared essays should be 3–4 pages in length, typed and double-spaced. Each of these essays is worth 5% of your individual grade; all members of the team will receive the same grade. We will impose a grading penalty for work delivered after the deadline. 

    Team Process: Teams of 5 students each will be randomly composed by the end of week 2; these teams will continue for the entire semester. Each 5-person team will be responsible for writing three papers: The team should indicate that all members have contributed to the paper through either writing or reflection or both; teams should indicate if one or more members have not contributed; those who don’t will earn a “0” for that assignment. 
     

  2. One Team Co-teaching Exercise

    The team will also be responsible for co-leading one full class, to be selected by the team during the third week of the semester which is worth 10% of your grade. Again, that grade will apply to the entire team, except for any team member(s) who didn’t contribute to the preparatory effort, and who will therefore receive a “0” for that assignment. A full description of the rationale for and logistics of the exercise can be found here: Co-teaching Assignment
     

  3. Two Individual Papers

    These essays are to be written solo, in response to topics. The first, mid-term paper should be 5–7 pages in length, typed and double-spaced, and is worth 15% of your grade. The second, final paper should be 5–7 pages in length, typed and double-spaced, and is worth 20% of your grade. All work on these two essays should be the product of the individual student’s thought and writing process. We will impose a grading penalty for work delivered after the deadline. 
     

  4. Participation

    We will conduct 15.269 as a moderated discussion, which reproduces the search for consensus that good story-telling typically generates in the workplace. Regular attendance and active engagement in the conversation makes a significant difference for all parties, in that you stand to learn as much from your classmates as from the faculty or the material. Participation counts for 40% of your grade.

Feedback

The professor or TA will provide written feedback on all of the written assignments and the co-teaching exercise; we aim to provide feedback within 5–7 days on the team exercises, and two weeks on the individual written assignments; at mid-term, we will alert students to lagging participation grades. On all assignments, we are happy to follow up with face-to-face discussions, as needed.

Course Info

Learning Resource Types

assignment Written Assignments
assignment Activity Assignments
co_present Instructor Insights