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Abstract

This paper is the summary of a panel presentation at the Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) 2008. We examine methods to employ in managing student projects. With the underlying assumption that we all want students to learn from their projects and become successful in the workplace while minimizing our micromanaging as instructors, we will share what we have learned from our (and our students’) successes and failures. Another assumption is that if you have taught classes in which you have used student group projects, you are not 100 percent pleased with the results and would not do everything the exact same way again. In our discussion, we examine successful methods for managing the aspects of forming groups, managing teams, and the project assignment itself including guidelines, deliverables, evaluation, and presentation.

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