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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2018-19

HCDS 410 Action-Learning Project

As the culmination of their learning experience, students collaborate in teams on an Action-Learning Project. Applying classroom concepts to real organizational challenges provides an immediate return on the learning experience. These hands-on projects provide students with the opportunity to: 1) integrate their core academic knowledge and apply it to a real-world problem, 2) gain practical experience in planning and executing a project, and 3) tailor the curriculum to their individual goals and those of their organizations. Students work in teams to design and complete a project. Projects have an external client, often a sponsoring organization, who provides motivation for the project and access to data and people in the client organization. Each team works with a faculty advisor who approves the project and coaches the team on its planning and execution. Learning to manage a project effectively is an additional major focus of this course. Students will learn how to scope a project, develop a work plan, conduct primary and secondary research, implement the project, measure its results, and create and deliver an effective presentation. Teams present their findings to faculty, peers, and management from the sponsoring institutions.


Carolyn Kerrigan and Katherine Milligan


Term 1, 2, and 3