At the end of every semester, each class conducts teacher evaluations. I believe that these should be public to students as it will assist in students picking their classes. Students already do this informally with ratemyprofessor.com. Instead of fighting this, Davidson should realize there is a higher demand for teacher reviews and help.
We currently have 2 potential plans for the fall, but both of these plans have their own shortcomings. A 13+ calendar is flexible and ensures that our education will be similar to what it was under normal circumstances. The biggest advantages of this system is its possible late start date... more »
Regardless of intentions to remain objective in judging student work, a professor's or grader's unconscious bias may arise and lead to unfair assessment. Therefore, this project aims to eliminate any potentially harmful bias by requiring that all assessments are submitted and graded anonymously.
Problem: Asymptomatic transmission of coronavirus means it's hard to know when it's spreading until it's too late to control the spread.
Idea: Test a randomly-selected member of each residence hall once a week (or every two weeks?). If the "sentinel" is positive, test the rest of the hall, and commence contact tracing for anyone who tests positive.
Mock Idea 3
Policy Studies Initiative In Reserve
A group of faculty, staff, and alums (including Board members) is hoping to advance an idea we have discussed for several years, namely building on our existing strength in policy studies and engagement with the policy world to develop a more expansive and structured set of curricular, co-curricular, and extra-curricular programs related to policy studies. This idea is in early stages and we... more »
Davidson is committed to preparing students for lives of leadership and service, and historically has nurtured alumni who now serve as leaders in social enterprises, the medical and law fields, politics, the church, and other important industries. Entrepreneurship and the entrepreneurial mindset is another form of leadership skills that students would benefit from, as they prepare for jobs in... more »
Campus Delivery Services In Reserve
My idea stems from being able to have Davis Cafe orders delivered on campus to tables/dorms/study spaces for a small fee. I would imagine it to be very popular, especially to disabled students, should it be on an easily accessible platform and be able to be charged to CatCard balances. This would be a good integration into the online ordering at Davis Cafe. A routing platform could be utilized... more »