Session Reports and Rapporteurs

rapporteur - 2013For each of our six sessions, we nominate one of our number to serve as rapporteur: their task being to follow closely the discussions and presentations during their assigned four-hour session, and to prepare a short report of activities, presentation, discussions, findings, conclusion and, if any, recommendations. The reports will be of course spell-checked and submitted by email to (with a copy to me at They should run from two to four (max.) pages each.


The objective in each case is to “report to your boss who is interested but cannot attend”. This approach is intended to ensure that the rapporteurs do not only make lists of topics presented, but that you show understanding and judgement. This is a situation in which you will find yourself often in your careers, so let’s get started today. This exercise will be taken into account in determining the final mark for the course.

The rapporteurs may team up if they wish to split the load, but the lead rapporteur is as indicated below. Thursday reports to be submitted no later than 09:00 on Friday, etc. These reports will be immediately posted on the site and comments will be welcomed.

Each rapporteur will have 5 minutes to present the key points of their assigned session, to open up the following session.

Comments are welcome: by email to (with a copy to me at


In a normal full semester course there would be time to discuss these nominations, but our fire-engine schedule does not permit that luxury this time around. So here are my nominations. (If any of you agree to switch sessions, no problem here but make sure you inform me well in advance.)

2018 Class reports/rapporteurs:

Session 1. Thursday, 5 March. 09:00 – 13:00.
* Rapporteur reports to group on Thursday afternoon at 14:00

Session 2. Thursday, 5 March.  14:00 – 18:00.
* Rapporteur  reports to group on Friday morning at 09:00

Session 3. Friday, 6 March. 09:00 – 13:00.
* Rapporteur  reports to group on Friday afternoon at 14:00

Session 4. Friday, 6 March. 14:00 – 18:00.
* Rapporteur reports to group on Saturday morning at 09:00

Session 5. Saturday, 7 March 09:00 – 13:00.
* Rapporteur  reports to group on Saturday afternoon at 14:00

Session 6. Saturday, 7 March 14:00 – 13:00.
* Rapporteur  sends report to professor on Monday 9 March – then posted here and emails to class.



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