Schedule

Class: Tuesday 11:00am - 12:50pm  
Labs: Thursday 11:00am - 12:50pm (Occasionally Asynchronous, TBA)
Locations: Online + TBA 
Instructor Team: Adrian Wong, Anita Say Chan, Jorge Rojas-Alvarez
Contact: macs265teachingteam@gmail.com (please cc adriantwong@gmail.com)
Office Hours: By appointment - Online 

Readings + Assignments:

Course Week: Date – Theme
Lab:  Designated online activity or assignment LOCATION TBA
Assignments: Listed for the week they are assigned, due the following week
Reading: Ditto, (i.e. week 1’s readings should be read before week 2’s class)


01: 8/25 – Welcome to Innovation Illinois!
Lab: (Asynchronous) Innovation & Society + Set up Website Access
Assignments: Innovation & Society Lab Reflection, Annotated Bibliography Entries (from this point on: ABE) & Reading Response
Reading:

02: 9/1 – Innovating Landgrant
Lab: (Synchronous Online via Zoom) Visit Alice Campbell Hall Alumni Center
Assignments: Alice Campbell Hall Report, ABE & Reading Response
Reading:

03: 9/8 – Innovating Accessibility 1: DRES
Lab: (hybrid: in person/via zoom) Visit DRES (Disabilities Resources and Educational Services), 1207 S Oak St, Champaign
Assignments: DRES Visit Report, ABE & Reading Response
Reading: 

04: 9/15 – Archive & Research Methods 
Lab: (Asynchronous Online) Cultural Center Visits
Assignments: Exploring Lines of Inquiry Lab, ABE & Reading Response
Reading:

05: 9/22 – Innovating Social Organizing: Student Movements on Campus – Conversation w/ Mazie Hough, Michael Metz, Paul Schroeder
Lab:  (Location TBD) University Archives, Main Library Room 146, 1408 W Gregory, Urbana
Assignments: Archive Visit Report, ABE & Reading Response
Reading:

06: 9/29 – Danielle Chynoweth: Data in the Community
Lab: (Synchronous Zoom) Online Search & Project Development
Assignments: Project Development & Interview/Survey Questions, ABE & Reading Response
Reading:

07: 10/6 – Anita Say Chan, BCL + BSA: Social Reform, Accessibility, Inclusion
Lab: (Synchronous via Zoom) Ethical Research & Best Practices Lab
Assignments: Archives Lab, Lab Report, ABE & Reading Response
Reading: 

08: 10/13 – BSA Continued, PLATO & Networked Education
Lab: (Zoom Synchronous) Interview and Survey Design
Assignments: Lab, Lab Report, ABE & Reading Response
Reading: 

09: 10/20 – Lab Prep Assignment
Lab: Survey Launch
Assignments: Reading Response, ABE & Interview Questions
Reading:

10: 10/27 – LLCs & Alternative Education Programs
Lab: TBA
Assignments: Reading Response & Interview Lab
Reading:

  • Readings Forthcoming

11: 11/3 – Election Day [All Campus Holiday]
Lab: Introduction to Excel 
Assignments: Re-Designing Visualizations & Interview Transcriptions
Reading:

  • Readings Forthcoming

12: 11/10 – Working With Data Intro
Lab: Excel Part 2 + Check-ins
Assignments: Paper Outlines + Reading Response
Reading: (note: further reading instructions on the Assignment Page)

  • Readings Forthcoming

13: 11/17 – Working With Data in Tableau
Lab: Project Advising
Assignments: Five Slides & White Papers
Reading: (link in assignment)

*Thanksgiving Break. Enjoy Rest.

14: 12/1 – Data & Bias
Lab: Presentation Advising
Assignments: Make presentations, write papers
Reading: None

15: 12/8 – Final Presentations
Lab: Office hours
Assignments: Write papers 🙂
Reading: None

*Final Papers Due 12/15 @11 am