Description and Assessment of Assignments

Primary work for the course is the conceptualization, planning, and execution of an innovation project approved in advance by Academy faculty.

55 percent of course grade based on final "product" and 3 critiques by panel of faculty graded on A (excellent), B (good), C (satisfactory), F (unsatisfactory) scale:

  • Midterm faculty critique of presentation of problem reformulation (week 5)
  • Midterm faculty critique of presentation of "deliverable 0" (week 9)
  • Final faculty critique of presentation and product at semester's end (week 15)

Additional work product and process graded by instructors and project advisors includes: (1) research plan and memo; (3) weekly journey blog; (4) professionalism, attendance, participation, project management, and collegial contributions