Platform Discussion

Commons Groups: Group contributor count and topics

Between Thursday, November 17 and the deadline of Tuesday, November 27 at noon, use this group to discuss the relative merits of proposals in terms of potential inclusion in the MSC Platform. In particular, discuss:

  • Which specific proposals are most worthy of being in the platform, and why? (Reference the rating criteria list below.)
  • In general, which issues should be the priority for students in Michigan, and which proposals best address those issues?
  • Unless you have a compelling reason to do otherwise, discuss one proposal in each posting, indicating the name of the particular proposal you are discussing in the title of your comment.


Please consider these criteria when rating proposals.

In the News

Commons Groups: Group contributor count and topics

A place for discussing current events and other issues that don't fall into one of the other topic areas. If you read or hear about something in the news that is relevant to the MSC (and that isn't directly related to another topic area), start a new discussion here!


Commons Groups: Group contributor count and topics

To start off this semester of the Michigan Student Caucus, we'd like you carefully consider and discuss "provocations" posted here -- images, maps, quotes, videos, web pages meant to spark questions and raise issues relevant to students in Michigan.

As you examine the provocations, ask yourself questions like:

  • What is going on here?
  • What inferences can you make?
  • What might be misleading?
  • Who is involved?
  • What feelings does it invoke?
  • What perspectives (social, economic, legal, political, moral, artistic, psychological, historical, etc.) might provide insight?
  • What else do we need to know?
  • How is this item relevant (or how might it be relevant) to students in Michigan?

In addition to discussing provocations posted by others (at minimum be sure to join the discussion around at least five), please find and post your own provocation no later than Sunday, September 16.