Teach a 360°
Frequently Asked Questions
Faculty have idea for 360°, gather team of professors to collaborate.
- Meet with Provost and the 360° Coordinator to discuss long-range scheduling, budget projections, etc.
- Draft 360 Proposal for submission to Provost and any New Course Proposals for submission to 360° Steering Committee.
- Meet with 360 Steering Committee for brainstorming and feedback on proposal drafts.
- Draft budget (with help from 360° Coordinator).
- Submit cluster proposal and budget draft to 360 Coordinator by Nov. 15 in the academic year prior to cluster's intended offering date.
- Submit language for advertisement of course cluster online to 360° Coordinator.
- Meet with 360° Coordinator to plan next steps.
Following approval from Provost (semester before cluster)
- Draft student application with assistance from 360° Coordinator.
- Hold information session at Bryn Mawr (and other campuses, if interested) at least 2-3 weeks prior to beginning of preregistration
- Select student participants (see Application Procedures for detailed timeline).
- Meet with selected students.
- Consider/strategize ways to reflect 360° experience back to BMC community.
Cluster Execution Process
- Work with 360° Coordinator to finalize all field trip details.
- Execute media strategy.
- Administer 360° cluster student evaluations (in addition to individual course evaluations).
- Reach out to 360° Coordinator for assistance.
- Meet with 360° Coordinator to debrief on cluster experience.
- Complete post-cluster evaluation materials.
360°s take a variety of forms, but are typically made up of three courses, each taught by a different faculty member. Additional structures can be seen in the 360° archives.
The application can be requested from the 360° Program Coordinator. Meetings with the Provost, the 360° Steering Committee, and the 360° Coordinator are encouraged. A general development outline is also available for reference.
A budget is developed by the faculty with help from the 360° Coordinator, then submitted to and approved by the Provost.
Students apply to 360°s using a Wufoo form designed by faculty and administered by the 360° Coordinator.
To be considered 360° participants, students must enroll in all courses required by the cluster. At faculty discretion, in consultation with the 360° Steering Committee, individual courses can be open to non-360° students.
Students are notified no later than the Monday of preregistration in the semester prior to the 360°. See the application procedures for further details.
Working in coordination with your Academic Support Person and the 360° Coordinator, please consult the Guest Policy as outlined on the Provost’s website.
The College has gathered a wide range of resources to help you prepare to lead field study trips, and the 360° Program Coordinator will work with you to design the most effective field experience for your particular cluster. We are also happy to connect you to past 360° faculty who are willing to share their experiences and advice.
The Provost’s Office provides $3,000 course development funds for each faculty member the summer prior to their 360° cluster.
The Teaching and Learning Initiative student consultants are available to work with faculty members during the planning, teaching, and/or assessment phases of a 360° cluster. See this document for further information.
Web Services (email@example.com) can help you set up a Wordpress blog. The 360° Coordinator can also point you to other technological resources you can incorporate in your courses.
Faculty earn a 1.5 teaching credit in the semester of the 360°.