[Sugarman] Arrangements for the remaining sessions
Sharad.Chari at wits.ac.za
Wed May 7 09:17:00 SAST 2014
Talking to some folks last night, there was a view that now that we've got a lot of general and very engaging views on the table, we ought to engage more critically and carefully with the readings. There was also the view that people on the panels should take a few minutes to talk about their approach to the topic. I don't have the individual emails of my panelists, but can we assume this? Keith, you can still ensure that we don't yap for too long, and that there is as much participation as possible across the room.
From: Keith Breckenridge [keith at breckenridge.org.za]
Sent: Monday, May 05, 2014 9:43 PM
To: sugarman at lists.wits.ac.za
Subject: [Sugarman] Arrangements for the remaining sessions
Good evening all.
We'd like to try some things in the sessions tomorrow; we can assess them tomorrow evening and decide whether to persist with them.
1. In order to encourage Graduate Student participation, we will ask faculty to hold back their questions and comments in the opening 20 minutes (or until all students have spoken).
2. We want to ensure that threads of discussion are properly worked through, and ask that people signal whether their questions and comments are new issues by (politely!) raising two fingers; use one finger to signal an engagement with the current thread of discussion.
3. We'd like to encourage people to live tweet the discussions. Please use #WiserUMich14 (we can discuss better tags tomorrow).
4. I am working on getting more robust wifi, but Danny apparently knows what the Michigan authentication string should be: perhaps, Danny, you can post the instructions here?
If you have further suggestions or questions please feel to share them here.
Many thanks, k
Keith Breckenridge W I S E R - The Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of the Witwatersrand | Pbag 3, PO Wits, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2050 | Tel: +27117174272 | Fax: 0867654213 | Web: wiser.wits.ac.za<http://wiser.wits.ac.za>
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