Student Voices Matter: Participatory Research Seminar

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Spring 2017
Credits per quarter

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Everywhere, students are raising concerns about the quality of their educational experiences, insisting their voices matter. Students who enroll in this seminar will have the opportunity to use a common set of questions to evaluate the learning opportunities they are experiencing in other courses and programs. During our seminars, students will share  observations with each other, working on making sense out of everyone's experiences. This is the first time the seminar has been offered, and so an important component is making sure the common questions capture what matters for students at Evergreen. We'll discuss the research behind the questions, modifying them as needed. At the end of the seminar, we will "publish" the questions for students to use in other forums, as well as in the Fall 2017 research seminar. Additionally, as a team, students will work to create a final report that summarizes key observations about the quality of their experiences at Evergreen during Spring 2017. The final report will be made public in a variety of ways, to encourage more conversation and action.

Fields of study: 

This offering will prepare you for careers and advanced study in: Participation in this research seminar is good preparation for studies or careers in any field, because the focus is on developing voice and agency, individually and collectively. Students will practice skills in observation, evaluation, sense-making, and communication.  

Online learning:
  • Enhanced Online Learning - This offering requires access to web-based tools, but use of these tools does not displace any face-to-face instruction.

Scheduled for: Evening

Located in: Olympia

Advertised schedule:

Tue 5:30-7:30p

May be offered again in:

Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Spring 2018

2017-01-25New offering added for Spring