Isn’t it easier to go it alone?
At some schools, group projects strike panic into the hearts of the high-achieving student. One student ends up doing all the work, or ends up micromanaging the team because that’s the only model of “leadership” she or he knows.
There’s a better way to work together.
A hallmark of an MA education is our carefully constructed group collaborations, where the role of the group and its members is just as considered as the work itself. Working in teams teaches students to value different approaches. They then grow in understanding and empathy for each other’s uniqueness.
Working in collaboration with others is not only enormously productive, it’s also emblematic of the world into which MA students will graduate. The world needs leaders like this, leaders who have the courage and skills to lead with compassion.
At MA, teachers serve as colleagues and coaches. Here, working side-by-side with instructors means having freewheeling discussions about course material, not just taking a quiz to prove you read it. Teachers help shape viewpoints into interests, interests into dreams, and dreams into reality.