November 5 2011
Topics Discussed: (We can extract and develop ideas from these minutes)
Questions for Allen this coming Wednesday: 11/9/11
- How can we make CIRAL happen?
- What has already been done? (lesson plans, etc.)
- What can we improve on?
- What sort of constraints that could inhibit CIRAL have we overlooked, and what can we do to prepare for these obstacles?
- Questions on the wiki are mostly still valid as well.
Tasks to complete for 11/911
- Flush out Course Projects
- Provide feedback for Micheal's outline/powerpoint on Google Groups
- Generate questions for Allen
CIRAL 'citizen training' as an introductory research topic
- Wiki training/interaction/familiarity
- Editing shared documents
- Introducing students to new perspectives and roles
- Building leadership skills during meetings
- Group reflection of simulations/experiments
- Group Dynamics
- Interdisciplinary studies
- Implementing a process prior to projects to develop each others ideas and get people thinking as a group.
- Embracing CIRAL's openness to all disciplines at Evergreen
Recursive pilot program for the Core Model and for community development
- Group investigation of the public
- Survey local organizations
- Identify mutually beneficial possibilities that could catalyze civic intelligence
- Establish a covenant to set ground rules
- Start by engaging the Evergreen community
- Frame it as an exploratory project
- Build knowledge base and skill sets
- Learn by doing; practice then theory; action then documentation; dive into water then assess success.
- But first fill hole in knowledge with Core Class skill-building and Civic Training; fieldwork vs. think-tank.
Where to go next?
- Practice then theorize; group games followed by meta-cognition seminars
- Incorporate the scientific method aspect of civic intelligence
- Documenting progress/journal entries on the wiki
- Stream of questions/ideas for group discussion of journal entries
- Journal requirements on developing an understanding of civic intelligence
- More things mandatory vs. self motivation
- Active rebellion as a valuable role
- Learning is the reward
- Free-writing exercises
Keeping up on the wiki
- Projects could be more flushed out
- Identify scale, scope, and developments (elaborate further)
- Everyone add to the 5 course projects
- Produce a model for CIRAL during talk with Allen
- Gathering info and sharing/interacting
- Apply that knowledge-base to a project
- Refer incoming CIRAL students who are new to independent projects to the Academic Advising Center
- Consider the implications of projects developing into long-term plans; CIRAL's organizational development and function
- Description Model Handout; map CIRAL onto the 'see me' diagram/framework
- Add in-class thoughts to personal profiles
- Implementation portion is underdeveloped
- Work with tangible components for hypothetical models
- Everyone should contribute to the asset map
- Investigate Jeremiah's PDF links
- Potential for Wikipedia-type book-form extraction
- Consensus reached: 8crd evening/weekend program with the possibility of an additional 4crd course
- Potential for faculty signature on the 4crd
- We can still add details to 16crd archetypes
- Erika's student organization lists are open to revisions
- She has posted an outline to apply for non-profit partnerships
- Jeremiah suggested that we outline activities for the class for the 1st two weeks
- Team building/trust building exercises- table arrangement; meta-cognition; planning.
- Group Games- embracing games as a safe environment to learn from mistakes
- Rotate group facilitators
- Brandon will post relevant TedTalk links
- Brandon could debrief us about the workshop he attended with Ellen from CCBLA
- What are the skill sets for working around differences between multiple organizations that wish to collaborate/form networks?
- What is the criteria for students to be eligible to work with various organizations?
- Ideas for an organization that bridges the gap between the academic community and the local community?
- Galen suggested a 'mirror institution' at Evergreen where students instruct the public for free.
- Brian claims that his input is usually satirical