GCC 5501: Knowledge to Impact: Creating Action with your Grand Challenge Project Idea

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:00-2:15pm, Spring 2018

Instructors: Steve Kelley, Senior Fellow, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, and Fred Rose, Acara Director.

Do you want to learn how to design viable solutions to address a complex social or environmental challenge? Are you interested in taking a course with other motivated students from across the university who care about being changemakers and being mentored by 15 UMN faculty who will be supporting the students in the course? This hands-on course will help you learn the skills to develop solutions to a specific problem that you have worked on in a previous GCC course or a similar project-based class. By the end of the course, you will work with a team of students to create a design and implementation plan for a solution that could take many forms, depending on student interest and the nature of the problem (business or nonprofit plans, policy and advocacy plans, media and awareness campaigns and activism plans are all possible). Resources (funding, training and mentors) will be available for students who wish to pursue their project beyond the classroom into implementation.