Information Systems Clinic: Project Development
This course introduces students to the fundamentals of developing information service consulting and project management. It focuses on ways to apply theoretical and conceptual knowledge to problem solving and project development. The goal of the Clinic is to provide students with hands-on experience in applying theoretical and conceptual knowledge toward practical problem-solving in designing and implementing new information services. The Spring Semester focuses on project development, implementation, and closure activities. Understanding and experience with this process will be as important as the final deliverable. Transparency in each step of project development is required and will help ensure the continued sustainability of the project.
Although it is not required, students are strongly encouraged to take both the Fall part of the Clinic course before enrolling in the Spring. The Spring semester is devoted to active development of well developed and planned projects. Students who take only the Spring part of the course should have a project plan and development strategy already completed before enrolling.
In the Spring 2010 semester, the course continues its focus on information in the public interest and student projects move from planning to development activities.
Note: Students may take both the fall and spring clinic courses once each for credit.