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Faculty and Staff Resources

Faculty and Staff Resources

The Odyssey Program is designed to encourage close collaboration between students and mentors. Therefore, faculty and administrative staff are invited to propose courses, modules attached to courses, co-curricular activities and individual projects for Odyssey credit. In addition, part of the role of the supervisor of an Odyssey project is to lead the student toward thoughtful reflection upon the experience.The pages linked below are designed to help faculty and administrative staff members in their participation in the Odyssey Program. You are strongly encouraged to consult with the Odyssey Office if you have any questions.

Guided Reflections 

Assignments for Guided Reflections

Engaged learning involves the student drawing overt connections between the hands-on activity and the ideas, theories, and self-understanding he or she has prior to doing the activity.  This reflection is best when it is an on-going part of the student’s Odyssey experience.  The Odyssey Office therefore encourages faculty members supervising Odyssey projects to design reflection assignments that guide the student into ever-deepening reflection over the course of the experience and that come to culmination in a final reflection piece, written or oral. 

Providing students with guidance for their reflections while they are away from campus can be challenging. These resources are made with that situation particularly in mind.

The links found below will take you to suggested handouts to use in making journal assignments. Faculty members are welcome to copy and use these handouts exactly as they are to make changes as they wish. You will find two kinds of handouts:

Generic Journal Reflection Guide—This handout can be used regardless of the Odyssey category for which the project is designed. It basically provides the student with a set of directions for doing the  “What-So-What-Now What” journal that is explained in the Odyssey Guide. There are blank spaces where the professor may want to fill in his or her expectations for the regularity of the journal entries.

Category-Specific Reflection Guides—Faculty members will find a handout with questions for guiding reflections for specific Odyssey Categories. Odyssey supervisors are welcome to revise and use at will; however please note that questions on each handout have a developmental order.  Questions have been designed and ordered based on experiences with students and what they typically go through over the course of a summer when doing projects in the specific categories. 

While there are no guides for UR (Undergraduate Research), supervisors may find questions in the PL handouts helpful in getting students to reflect on what their research experience reveals about their career or graduate school interests and other broader vocationally significant commitments. 



Keeping a Journal Personal and PrivateKeeping a Journal Personal and Private

PDF Keeping a Journal Personal and Private 

AC Focused Reflection Questions
 AC Focused Reflection Questions PDF AC Focused Reflection Questions
GA Specific Reflection Questions
GA Specific Reflection Questions
PDF GA Specific Reflection Questions
PL Specific Reflection Questions: Leadership Development
PL_Leadership Specific Reflection Questions
PDF PL Leadership Specific Reflection
PL Specific Reflection Questions: Professional Development
PL_Professional Specific Reflection Questions
PDF Profession Specific Reflection
SP Specific Reflection Questions
SP Focused Reflection Questions
PDF SP Focused Reflection Questions
SW Reflections - with a focus on direct alleviation of suffering or social need
SW Alleviation of Suffering and Social Need Questions
PDF SW Suffering and Social Need Questions

SW Reflections–with a focus on civic engagement for social change

SW Civic Engagement Reflection Questions
PDF SW Civic Engagement Questions
Generic Journal Reflection Questions
Generic Journal Reflection Questions

PDF Generic Journal Reflection Questions

Course and Module Coding Resources

  • Faculty Guide for Course and Module Coding
  • Approval Process for Co-curricular Activities
  • Odyssey Projects Proposed by Faculty or Staff
  • Supervisor Responsibilities
  • Guidelines for Faculty Traveling with Students to Present Research
  • Faculty Liability Coverage

2017 Odyssey Professorship Application Materials