Paradigm for Plan Progress and Advanced Work Meetings
The Plan committee’s conversation with the student should elicit information that allows it to reconfirm the basics:
- Plan title or question
- Primary area(s) of study (note rationale for any changes from list on the cover sheet)
- Supporting area(s) of study (note rationale for changes from list on the cover sheet)
- Discipline group(s) responsible for assessing progress in the student’s work
- Who specifically will be responsible for overseeing the work
Ask the student to speak to these questions:
Have you successfully completed the goals agreed upon in the Plan proposal? If those goals have changed, discuss the changes and how your revised Plan addresses them.
Have you studied a broad enough range of disciplines? Are there specific areas that still need to be explored to round out your studies?
Have you developed an appropriate focus and sophistication in your work? What do you aim to pursue in your area(s) of study during your final year?
Have you demonstrated adequate writing skills? If not, how do you plan to remedy that over the next two terms?
How are you ensuring you have the needed knowledge and preparation for the proposed advanced work?
What do you intend to accomplish/explore during this last year at Bennington?
Describe how your proposed Advanced Work addresses and/or demonstrates your capacity to:
1. Construct an inquiry
2. Communicate shared ideas, and respond to critique
3. Engage in contributive/collaborative work in and out of the classroom
4. Create and revise work
5. Perform research
- How have you taken/will you take advantage of FWT and other co-curricular opportunities in your education?