All Fall 2020 SIS Skills Institutes will be taught online. Some of this online content will be delivered in an asynchronous format, which means students may need to complete coursework in the week prior to the start of the course. While students may still add and drop Skills Institutes up to 24 hours prior to the start of the course, it is highly recommended that students don't add new courses any later than two weeks before the course starts to ensure all asynchronous content can be covered in time.
I teach the 'Briefing Policymakers' Skills Institute course.
About half of our messaging reaches policymakers through a briefing. In my Skills Institute course, I aim to provide students with a plan and practice to construct a memorable briefing for policymakers. Successful briefs should consider who the audience is, what the audience already knows or assumes, their biases, and more. This course is a great place for students to reveal and understand their strengths and weaknesses with verbal presentations.
All students should register for on-campus Skills Institutes as you would any other course, using Eagle Service. Space is limited and early registration is strongly recommended. Additionally, students should make all registration changes for Skills Institutes no later than 24 hours before the Skills Institute meets. Students who add a Skills Institute within 48 hours of the Skills Institute meeting must contact the faculty member to confirm your enrollment and obtain any course materials already distributed.
In the event that select online Skills Institutes become available to on-campus students, registration deadlines will be earlier and students will follow a different registration process via the IR Online program. Online students register for online Skills Institutes as you would for any other course, using Eagle Service.
Skills Institutes for certain programs may require prerequisite courses. Check the course description or the program website for information about prerequisites.
Most Skills Institutes are graded pass/fail. Some programs require letter grades for the Skills Institutes they offer. Skills Institutes may not be audited. Students are expected to attend the entirety of any registered Skills Institute and should plan accordingly. Students who miss more than two hours of a Skills Institute may fail the course.
Students will be charged the current tuition rate for one graduate-level credit hour. An additional materials fee may also apply.