How do you define success for the students at the completion of an IQP in Bar Harbor?
Frederick Bianchi: It's defined in many different ways. Certainly there's a way to quantify what the student have done while off campus—how they've interacted as a group, the many benchmarks they've had to achieve, etc. But there's a component that's more difficult to value—how much a student has grown personally. A lot of academic programs shy away from that kind of evaluation but that's the kind I look for because I see it as being equally as important to the project experience itself. It's about where they've started and where they end. That's the growth I like to see.
August 19, 2022