More on Summer Course Planning/Brainstorming

For their collaborative assignments, I might have my students break into groups and have meetings that last from 30 minutes to an hour. The students can rotate doing minutes of the meetings and turn the minutes in as an assignment. The "minutes of the meeting" statement is a genre used in workplace communication, after all, and a written statement of what goes on at each meeting would help me see the contributions of each group member. They could learn about small group communication, delegating tasks, doing brief follow-up reports on tasks completed, etc.