Class coordinators have a weekly leadership role in cooperation with the professor. Normally two will be assigned to each week.
The class will decide as a group how they want the class coordinators to work. The decision will take the form of basic rules, which we will revisit at week 3 to confirm that they are working for everyone.
Several functions are required, which coordinators will divide between them:
Each week, class coordinators will discuss with the professor how to prune and focus the potential list of activities for the week, and how to divide them between the three periods (or fewer, in some weeks). Based on the resources provided by the professor or found by class coordinators or class members, some areas will be of more interest than others, and class coordinators can influence the timing and sequence of the activities.
How do you prepare for your class coordinator role? Start early. Think of it as an opportunity rather than an assignment. Look at the weeks that precede it, where it fits (Next up from the previous week and Introduction for the week in question). Do the readings well in advance, look at the learning objectives, and discuss with classmates. What do you really want to know about? What is exciting, interesting and different? What will affect your life and career? What would you want an expert to talk about? What knowledge or experience would they have and where would you find them? Who can help make the connection (start with me, but think wider).
Each class will consist of a series of activities that will require you to work with each other in groups. You will contribute to decisions about content, resources, and evaluation. This course is not subject to the commonality policy.
All work will go through at least one layer of commentary before submission or presentation: