Course Schedule


Week Date Reading/ Activity Writing due In Class
1 8/30 Welcome
9/1 news article; Mack et al. 2000 Introduction on blog before class Small group discussion; academic blogging
9/3 other news articles; Mack et al. 2000 Due 9/2 before midnight: commentary on readings (SW1) Workshop blog post; lecture on invasion ecology
2 9/6 Research Asian carp; Mack et al. 2000 Revise SW1 Discuss Asian carp; lecture on lit genres
9/8 2 water hyacinth articles Strange Days on Planet Earth (Prof. Cooke out of town)
9/10 model press release & paper Paragraph response to SDPE (SW2) due before class to blog Discuss SDPE; intro to SW3; intro to press release
3 9/13 Cooke & Hill 2010 Water hyacinth commentary (SW3) – due before midnight) “interview” & work with partner for press release
9/15 3 lit reviews:  Strayer et al. 2009, Cote & Reynolds 2002, Naylor et al. 2001 lit review discussion;  work with partner on press release
9/17 Catch up on previous readings Intro to MWP1; prep field trip
9/18 Saturday field trip to Jordan Lake
4 9/20 Field/ lab notes on the blog List of three possible MWP1 topics; SW4 due Tues 9/21 before 11:59pm Library research session in Perkins 118
9/22 Independent research Press Release first draft due in class Workshop press release; intro to research highlight
9/24 Independent research Research Highlight  (SW5) due Sun 9/26 before midnight (comment by Monday) lit. review handout; researching; pre-writing
5 9/27 Independent research drafting; assessment
9/29 Peer drafts MWP1 draft 1 Small group workshops
10/1 Peer drafts MWP1 draft 1 Small group workshops
6 10/4 Independent research, Fowler et al. 2007 Press Release FINAL DRAFT DUE before midnight Seminar workshop; discuss Fowler et al. 2007
10/6 Independent research Seminar workshop
10/8 Independent research MWP 1 2nd draft & reflection (SW6) due before midnight Seminar workshop; intro to SW6 & SW7
7 10/11 Fall Break
10/13 Larson 2005; peer draft response to Larson (SW7) due Tues 10/12 before midnight Discussion of Larson 2005; seminar workshop
10/15 peer draft Peer review due before midnight (SW8) Seminar workshop; prep field trip
10/16 Saturday field trip to Jordan Lake
8 10/18 Field/ lab notes on the blog Seminar workshop
10/20 Peer editing of near-final drafts (bring hard copies)
10/22 Deliberations MWP1 FINAL DRAFT DUE Fri. 10/22 before midnight NO CLASS – attend Deliberations symposium instead (exact time & location TBA)
9 10/25 SW9 (on blog) due before class Intro to MWP2
10/27 Simberloff et al. 2005; independent research Mock review panel
10/29 Independent research Research Highlight (SW10) due to blog  Sun 10/31(comment by Mon 11/1) developing research projects; brainstorming
10 11/1 Silvertown 2009; search for AIS cit. sci. examples Discussion of citizen science
11/3 Peer drafts MWP 2 1st draft Small group workshops
11/5 Peer drafts MWP 2 1st draft Small group workshops
11 11/8 seminar workshop
11/10 Delaney et al. 2008 SW11 due on blog before class discuss Delaney; intro to cit sci assignment
11/12 Seminar workshop; prep field trip
11/13 Saturday field trip to Jordan Lake
12 11/15 Field/ lab notes on the blog; Stoeckel et al. 1996 Discuss Jordan Lake data; intro to research report
11/17 Group work on research report
11/19 MWP 2 2nd draft & reflection (SW12) due before midnight Seminar workshop of proposal
13 11/22 research highlight (for the research note) due before midnight optional conferences regarding any project
11/24 Thanksgiving Break
11/26
14 11/29 Seminar workshop
12/1 cit sci draft (4 copies) due in class workshop cit sci draft in small groups in class
12/3 research note draft due before midnight Group work on research report
15 12/6 MWP 2 DRAFT DUE Tues 12/7 before midnight Peer editing of MWP2 OR cit sci commentary (bring hard copies)
12/8 Written review (SW13) due before midnight Proposal Review Panels (Prof. Cooke out of town)
12/10 MWP 2 FINAL DRAFT DUE before midnight Group work on research report