Collaborative Leadership or Information Literacy Experiential Courses through the Modeling Competition

If you are interested in participating in the MCM/ICM (math and interdisciplinary modeling contests) that will be held on campus February 6-10, 2014, then I want to make sure you are aware of the Collaborative Leadership or Information Literacy experiential learning course you can take in conjunction with participation in the contest.

These experiential learning (ExpL) courses are zero credit so they do not add to the credits you are already taking.  They are offered in Spring Term 3, meaning that they only go for the first 8 weeks of the spring semester.  You will need to be able to attend the classes/workshops which meet at 3:50-4:50 on either Tuesday or Thursday, depending on the course.  You will also be required to participate in the MCM/ICM.

If you have any questions about the courses, contact me.  If you want to sign up for the MCM/ICM, the sign-up sheet is outside Carver 340.  You can participate in the MCM/ICM without taking one of the courses, and you can participate in the courses individually without having your entire team of 3 students participate.

~Murphy

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING 140-FC Info Literacy Modeling Comp
The Interdisciplinary Competition in Modeling and Mathematical Competition in Modeling (ICM/MCM) are held in the spring semester each year where teams of 3 students work collaboratively to solve a real-world problem. The best teams are those that include students from different disciplines, have strong research and writing skills, can think outside the box and follow through on a plan, and work collaboratively as an integrated team. In this experience, students will participate in pre-competition workshops, discussions or activities designed to help the student build the information literacy skills needed to be successful in the competition. The skills include being able to develop a research strategy, knowing how to access appropriate databases, web sites and paper resources, being able to assess and evaluate those sources and materials, and acknowledging the intellectual property of others through appropriate references and citations. The team will actively use those skills during the competition. Afterward, students will reflect on their success or failure and make plans for changes if needed to successfully apply those same information literacy skills in other contexts. All Simpson students who participate in the ICM/MCM are eligible to enroll, and all Simpson students are eligible to participate in the ICM/MCM. However, space is limited in the competition and completion of the competition is required to complete this IL experience.(INFOLIT)

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING 145-FC Collab Ldrshp Modeling Comp
The Interdisciplinary Competition in Modeling and Mathematical Competition in Modeling (ICM/MCM) are held in the spring semester each year and pit teams of 3 students against a real-world problem. The best teams are those that include students from different disciplines, have strong research and writing skills, can think outside the box and follow through on a plan, and work collaboratively as an integrated team. In this experience, students will participate in pre-competition workshops, discussions or activities designed to help the student build collaborative leadership skills such as defining a shared goal, delegating work tasks, making decisions, resolving conflict, acting ethically and communicating effectively within the team. The team will actively use those skills during the competition. Afterward, students will reflect on their success or failure and make plans for changes if needed to successfully apply those same collaborative leadership skills in other contexts. All Simpson students who participate in the ICM/MCM are eligible to enroll, and all Simpson students are eligible to participate in the ICM/MCM. However, space is limited in the competition and completion of the competition is required to complete this CL experience.(COLLABLDR)

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