2020 Task Forces

Task Force Deadlines

2019 Deadlines

Following are the administrative deadlines for the reports and presentations. These deadlines are set for all Task Force groups; if there is any problem meeting these deadlines, it should be addressed in advance with Lauren Dobrovolny. Read the Student Handbook for more details related to the below calendar deadlines.

Important!: The Student Handbook also provides a recommended timeline for research periods, draft deadlines, etc. but those deadlines can and should be determined and changed by each individual Task Force group as necessary.

LD = Lauren Dobrovolny
RH = Ryan Hoover
CC = Copy Center

Mon07Jan 2019

Welcome to Task Force!

• First meeting with instructor and Task Force team

• Appoint your group's editor(s) and coordinator(s)

• By Feb 11: Task Force coordinator to email LD to confirm names of their group’s TF coordinator(s) and editor(s)

Mon14Jan 2019

January 14th - 18th (Seven week research, writing and editing period)

• UW Library – Research and Writing Workshops

• Make sure all students are available on March 15th**ALL DAY** for the evaluation and reception

Mon21Jan 2019

January 21 - February 1, 2019

Mon04Feb 2019

Task Force copyright and photo release form, evaluation room assignments and poster team

• By Feb 8, please submit the Personal Release form (signed by all students and your instructor) to LD in Thomson 111 by 4:00 p.m., Friday, Feb 8.

• Evaluation rooms and times assigned to TF groups by LD. All Task Force evaluations will be held at the HUB or Thomson 317. Expect rooms to be set-up conference style with A/V capability.

• By Feb 8: Choose your poster team: once selected, coordinators contact LD and RH with the names of poster team. (previous years’ TF posters can be found in the stairwells of Thomson Hall)

Mon18Feb 2019

Class photo & Set a Date for Evaluation "Practice Run"

• By Feb 22: Contact RH to schedule a time and location for the class photo.

• By Feb 22: The JSIS reserves THOM 317 for Task Force evaluation practice runs beginning the week of Mar 11. Coordinators: review with your group, the available time slots for THOM 317 in LD's Task Force Google spreadsheet. Enter your group's reservation in the spreadsheet once a practice run-time has been determined. The reservations are confirmed by a first serve, first reserve basis. THOM 317 is set-up conference style and has A /V capability.

• Alternatively, Task Force groups have the option to do practice runs in their classrooms during regularly scheduled class times.

Mon25Feb 2019

Poster Team Meeting & Title of TF Report

• By Feb 25: Enter exact title of TF report on Editor/Coordinator shared Google spreadsheet.

• By Feb 25: enter name of your TF dinner presenter on the Editor/Coordinator shared Google spreadsheet.

• Mid-to-end-of week: final versions of chapters to editors/coordinators.

• Collation and merging of individual chapters, formatting final report MS.

• Have Instructors review and sign off on content of final version of poster.

Mon04Mar 2019

Final Version of TF Poster and Report

• By Mar 4: Please email final the version of your poster to Lauren Dobrovolny and Ryan Hoover for print. Email the MS PowerPoint version and PDF (be aware we may ask for minor revisions). IMPORTANT: TF instructors must sign off on poster’s content before emailing the final version to LD and RH.

• MAR 7: please deliver TF report to Copy Center by Noon via flash drive and request 3 print copies of the report (remember no more than 11 pages with color throughout your report).

• By Noon on Mar 8 email the final PDF version of the report to your group’s evaluator and to LD. Then, please deliver 2 hardcopies of the TF report to LD in THOM 111 and deliver the third copy to your instructor.

Mon11Mar 2019

Practice Presentation & Evaluations/Dinner

• Entire week: Practice evaluations with PowerPoint presentation

• HUB evaluation rooms: Task a few people from your group to inspect the
layout of the evaluation room before Friday. All rooms will be set-up
conference style and have A/V ability.

• March 15: TASK FORCE EVALUATIONS between 9 am and 4 pm
(HUB TF evaluation rooms will be open by 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.)

• TASK FORCE BUFFET RECEPTION 6:15 pm-9 pm, HUB Lyceum