Guiding Student Work
Quick and "Easy" Tips to Improve IQP Advising Outcomes:
IQP syllabi for faculty to adapt and use
- The following IQP Learning Outcomes were approved by the WPI Faculty in 2004. Students who complete an IQP will:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the project's technical, social and humanistic context.
- Define clear, achievable goals and objectives for the project.
- Critically identify, utilize, and properly cite information sources, and integrate information from multiple sources to identify appropriate approaches to addressing the project goals.
- Select and implement a sound methodology for solving an interdisciplinary problem.
- Analyze and synthesize results from social, ethical, humanistic, technical or other perspectives, as appropriate.
- Maintain effective working relationships within the project team and with the project advisor(s), recognizing and resolving problems that may arise.
- Demonstrate the ability to write clearly, critically and persuasively.
- Demonstrate strong oral communication skills, using appropriate, effective visual aids.
- Demonstrate an awareness of the ethical dimensions of their project work.
- PQP Syllabus (Word Document) , (PDF)
- Syllabus for first Term of an On-Campus IQP-Vaz, (Word Document), (PDF)
- Universal IQP Syllabus -Rissmiller, (Word Document ), (PDF)
Part of the skill set that students should acquire during the process of doing an IQP is the ability to run a meeting successfully. This includes setting agendas for the PQP and other meetings:
- Sample Agenda (Word Document ), (PDF)
- Guidelines for Agenda (Word Document), (PDF)
- Running Project meetings (Word Document), (PDF)
- Project Proposal Team Logbook (Word Document), (PDF) -for a PQP that holds meeting agendas, meeting minutes, drafts of chapters, and other important PQP/IQP related documents in a single repository.
- PQP Project Documentation Guidance (Word Document), (PDF) -An example document describing project meetings, PQP logbooks, and email etiquette.
Additional templates for guidelines that faculty have distributed to students are:
- Faculty Project Guidelines
- Gennert's Project Guidelines.
- A summary of lessons learned (Word Documents), (PDF)
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