My Collaborative Quest (MYCQ)
The Initiate course is the initial academic experience for every undergraduate degree-seeking Guilford College student. This course, team-taught by an instructor cluster of transdisciplinary faculty, provides an immersive introduction to who we are at Guilford and the learning experiences that lie ahead. Students taking this team-taught course will be supported by Guilford Guides, staff, and students. Initiate is built around two fundamental questions: “Who are we?” and “What does it mean to be curious?” Students take the first steps toward identifying an emerging curiosity that will launch their path through this experience and their entire education. Course assignments, activities, learning, and multidisciplinary content will model and anticipate the team-based, hands-on projects that students will use to address real-world problems.
Reflective Seminar I continues the transition to Guilford’s community and academic program and builds student experience further with each student engaging in continual reflection on their education and experience. As a continuation of the Initiate course, this course shares the same general outcomes of that course.
Required of all students planning to study abroad. CR/NC.
Explores complex social issues related to community service. Students volunteer weekly at sites in the Greensboro community and connect their service, academic, and personal development via electronic portfolios. The course also serves as an orientation to the Bonner Scholars program; enrollment is limited to new Bonner Scholars. CR/NC.
This course will focus on such topics as grade-point-average management, time management, learning style inventories, evaluation of learning skills and reading skills, staging the writing process, effective and efficient ways to memorize, taking notes, studying for tests and taking responsibility for one's own education.
This course introduces students to the view that they are, indeed, academics and are capable of building upon their own academic curiosities. Students focus on their own strengths and next steps as learners and supports them in their understanding of collaboration. Each student should begin the discussion and construction of their path toward their Contribution.