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About the Student Project Toolkit

The Student Project Toolkit is a web-based resource of York University’s Learning Commons and is best used alongside the Student Guide to Group Work. The project was developed collaboratively by York University Libraries and Career Education & Development.

What Students Need to Know

The Student Project Toolkit is designed to support any project you may be working on with a student group, a community partner, or on your own initiative. It can even help improve your course-based projects.  Consult our introductory video and our three modules covering different aspects of project work: (1) Getting Started, (2) Running Your Project, and (3) Finishing Your Project. Each module contains a short video and a section titled Tips, Tools & Templates, which offers practical tips and downloadable checklists, activities, templates and more that will help you enjoy your project experience and ensure you realize your project goals.

What Faculty/Instructors Need to Know

This guide covers the fundamentals of project work, and we hope you'll consider referring your students to this when you assign group projects for courses or work-study positions. This guide provides information and resources students need to execute successful projects with confidence independently.

Contributors & Acknowledgements

Steering Committee: Carolyn Steele (Project Lead), Humanities) Sophie Bury (York University Libraries), Marlene Bernholtz (Writing Department);

Video Creation: Jessica Oliveira Da Silva (Professional Writing and Humanities student, Writing Department);

Website Development: Jessica Oliveira Da Silva (Professional Writing and Humanities student, Writing Department);

Writers (including video storyboards and website content): Jessica Oliveira Da Silva (Professional Writing student, Writing Department), Marlene Bernholtz (Writing Department), Sophie Bury (York University Libraries), Carolyn Steele (Humanities);

Consulting Editor: Deea Deb (Professional Writing student, Writing Department)

Other Acknowledgements:
The Steering Committee would also like to acknowledge the following individuals:

  • Ali Sadaqain (Application Support Specialist, York University Libraries)
  • Jesse Baker (Part-Time Librarian, York University Libraries)
  • Walter Griffatong (Application Support Specialist, York University Libraries)
  • Tuan Nguyen (Manager, Library Digital Systems & Initiatives, York University Libraries)
  • Stephanie Bakalar (Digital Specialist, University Brand and Marketing, York University)

Licensing of this Resource

Unless otherwise noted, all resources in this guide are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. In building this resource, we linked to or adapted creative commons resources from other sites, as well as created our own content.

Funding

The Student Project Toolkit was made possible through an Academic Innovation Fund grant awarded by York University’s Office of the Associate Vice-President, Teaching & Learning.

Contact us

If you have any questions about the Student Project Toolkit or would like to offer feedback on this guide, please contact Dr. Carolyn Steele, assistant professor, steelec@yorku.ca.

Except where otherwise noted, all resources in the Student Project Toolkit, authored by the Learning Commons at York University in 2022, are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. If you reuse, adapt or build upon this work, please cite The Student Project Toolkit, Learning Commons, York University and link to https://learningcommons.yorku.ca/projecttoolkit

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