In the fall of 2017, XXXXX’s Grand Challenge Scholars Program (GCSP) had 19 scholars in the program. To change the structure of the university’s GCSP and increase the efficacy of the program, a student council was formed to allow students to take ownership and responsibility over the direction of their program. Today, the GCSP has grown by 332% due to this change. By pairing the unique programming of the GCSP with a student council that affects the day to day operation of the program, XXXXX significantly increases the number of engineers who graduate well equipped to address the Grand Challenges of Engineering.
This paper will examine both the implementation and outcome of creating a student council made to the GCSP at XXXXX and how this created an impactful transformation in students. It will document the effects this program has had on the scholars, specifically when it comes to student learning in the Grand Challenges as an outcome of students taking ownership within the organization. By using this program as a case study, this paper will illustrate the most important change made in XXXXX’s GCSP, the impact due to this modification, and how other GCSP programs around the country could adopt this revision into their GCSP programs.
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