Peter J Wilcoxen

MAX 401 Civic Engagement Action Plan Workshop

General Information About the Course

Office hours, course description, learning objectives, grading, and other information.


Nov 19 The detailed plan originally due on 11/22 is now optional. More details are available here
Oct 31 Meetings on Nov 1 will be at my office in the CPR. The schedule is available here
Oct 14 Reminder: there's no class on November 22 but there is an assignment due that day. 
Oct 7 On October 11 class will start at 9:40 in the lobby of Eggers for head shots. 
Sep 10 The revised prospectus deadline has been moved to Monday at 11:59 pm. 
Aug 21 Welcome! 


Assignments other than the elevator speech and Trello updates should be turned in as PDFs and submitted via Blackboard.

  1. Preliminary Prospectus - Due 9/6.
  2. Revised Prospectus - Due 9/16 by 11:59 pm. Note revised date
  3. Assessment of the Problem and Population - Due 9/20.
  4. Trello Updates - Due 9/20 through 11/8.
  5. Assessment of Organization - Due 9/27.
  6. Elevator Speech - Due 10/4.
  7. Resume - Due 10/11, bring paper copies, don't submit on BB
  8. Research Review - Due 10/18.
  9. Op-Ed Outline - Due 10/25.
  10. Op-Ed Essay - Due 11/8.
  11. Draft Public Presentation - Due 11/14, Thursday.
  12. Detailed Plan for the Action - Now optional.
  13. Public Presentation - Due 12/5, Thursday.
  14. Final Report - Due 12/13.


Excel Certification
Maxwell and Arts and Sciences sponsor a free Excel Certification program.
Resources on Preparing an Elevator Speech
Links to some good resources on the web.
Resources on Writing an Op Ed
Links to a few very good resources on how to write an Op Ed.
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