Today, February 13th, 2019, a GSI in the communication studies department at the University of Michigan developed a plan for an online content creation assignment for students in a course focused on the production of news content. The assignment has been met with some skepticism by other GSI’s in the department, as former attempts at getting students to create academically motivated content that is then posted online have been controversial. Despite this, the GSI is confident that the plan for the new assignment will resonate more favorably among students in the course.
Implementation of the plan is still under discussion. This article will be updated as soon as new information regarding the format of the assignment or when details may be released to students.