The Commons' Augmented Program pilot is now complete. We are planning to review the outcomes of this program and hope to make plans for how best to continue it. If you would like to receive updates, please contact us and let us know.
The Commons' Augmented Program seeks to "augment" the knowledge and skills that Memorial students receive during their time on campus to include additional practical technical knowledge and skills, skills like the ones that our student staff receive while working at The Commons.
The pilot program consisted of roughly twelve hours in each of the fall and winter semesters. Content was delivered through a Brightspace shell but workshops were attended in-person. There were multiple time slot options for the workshop weeks to accommodate various student schedules. In order to receive a certificate of completion for the Augmented Program, students had to submit 80% of the challenges or quizzes and submit all workshop outputs. Challenges were mini assignments. Challenges and workshops outputs were evaluated on a pass or fail basis with a weighting on the process of production as opposed to the end product. 1 on 1 tutoring support was available for all participants.
Upon successful completion of the program participants received a certification which they can use in their portfolio and LinkedIn profile.