C3: Pre-Lab Checklist

Items on the checklist below should begin a semester or more prior to the C3 semester selected. All items should be completed at least 2-4 weeks prior to the start of the C3 semester. There are more details beneath each checklist item. Click the > next to each item to find more details.

There is limited availability each semester. Current capacity for C3 is 4-5 courses/semester. You can confirm availability with David Ashby (ashbyd@byui.edu).

Building an effective C3 team will setup the team for success for the rest of the semester. We encourage the Course Steward to begin building their C3 team as soon as possible. Once you have selected a semester to conduct your C3 lab, we encourage you to begin recruiting your team. Send the names of the team members to David Ashby (ashbyd@byu.edu).

Learn more about selecting your C3 Team here.

All teams are encouraged to meet Tuesdays / Thursdays from 3:00 - 4:30 pm. However, if this does not fit your schedule we can accommodate that. Most teams are most comfortable collaborating in familiar spaces, such as a department conference room, but any room will do. We have a few rooms that we frequently use in the MC and the library that we can reserve for you. 

Please communicate your desired schedule and meeting place with your team and with David Ashby (ashbyd@byui.edu)

Previous C3 teams have found off-site meetings/field trips to be very helpful with helping the team improve communication and collaboration skills. It can also give the team additional time to discuss big picture items. Ideally, the off-site meeting will happen prior to the C3 Semester, or within the first 4-5 weeks. Here are a few ideas to get you started: 

  • Visit professionals in the field, BYU-Idaho graduates in the field.
  • Excursion to the Sky Mountain Ranch or Quickwater Ranch (Victor)
  • Visit other High Ed. programs within a 4-hour drive
  • Local conference 

Off-site Guidelines

  • Least disruptive to classes and dept. meetings as possible
  • Should not require flights
  • Should be within a 4-hour drive
  • Should provide team time to talk, discuss, plan, etc. 
  • Should not exceed 1 night away from Rexburg. 
  • Should take place prior to or during the first weeks of the C3 semester. 

Some Department Chairs have identified initiatives, pedagogies, and journals they would like the C3 team to consider during the C3 lab. This could be a very informal, 3-5 minute meeting. 

Some ideas to get you started: 

  • Survey current or past students
    • What skills do most students possess when they begin class?
    • What opinions exist about the course from past/current students?
  • Collect student assessment/performance data

**For more help contact David Ashby (ashbyd@byui.edu

It is the goal of the C3 lab to provide a product that is useful to the entire teaching team. Getting buy-in from other team members is the goal. We encourage you to meet with the team, ask:

  • What problems would they like to see fixed?
  • What projects they would like you to tackle?
  • What literature would they like to see you investigate/test? 

You are done. Great job!


Dr. Dan Moore

We're (GESci 101 teaching team) all set to begin in the fall

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