Cynthia M. Anderson
** For topic descriptions, visit https://chid.washington.edu/current-focus-groups **
CHID Focus groups are usually run by an undergraduate student (advised by a UW faculty member or CHID instructor who will not attend the classes), or occasionally a graduate student or community member. They are a labor of love on the part of the person leading them and should also be a labor of love for the people participating in them. Focus Groups are worth 2-credits and are graded on a credit/no credit basis. Student-facilitators DO NOT give out grades! Grading is done through the CHID Program academic advisor and the faculty mentor.
Participation is key—these are discussion oriented classes and ALL students registered must be active members of the learning environment. This means that when you come to class you MUST be prepared to discuss the material presented. Please do not enroll in a focus group if you are looking for an easy 2-credit class. If you do, you may be in for an unpleasant surprise. The workload is heavy and active participation is a requirement!
For a description of current focus group offerings, please visit our website at https://chid.washington.edu/current-focus-groups
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
To register for Focus Groups, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org including 1) which focus group you want to register for, 2) your full name, 3) your student number.
Class assignments and grading
Focus Groups are graded CR/NC.