MLA Toolkit Plenary Session

Working Groups and Collaborative Discussions

  • MLA Toolkit Plenary Session
    • Consider audience—Meant for directors? Administrators? Students?
    • Could be overwhelming as it is now (revise)
    • More positive frame
    • Personalization
      • Revised to make categories more transparent
      • Language: foundations / nonprofits
      • Add communications, media
      • Include photos, bios
      • Inclusive, diverse set of people
      • Add module on networking
      • Discard such bits as Alumni
    • Include a timeline to graduation?
    • Specific Modules
      • Mod 1: Could be retooled to be more useful (e.g. foreground off-campus resources, eliminate source)
      • Mod 2: Sample questions, informational interviews, etiquette, sample emails
      • Mod 3: Graduate studies advisors maybe a useful voice; needs to be very different; encourage intentionality in all choices, especially advisor; draw on other students’ knowledge
      • Mod 4: About which faculty will be good choices to work with
      • Mod 5: Highlight changing departmental culture from the ground up!