Well, the final Listening Project focus group has come to a close and the list of interview questions is set! They’ll be available online presently and so will the procedure for recording. Yesssss!
During the focus group discussion (which occurred over cups of tea I brewed myself thankyouverymuch), we talked a lot about what makes the Listening Project a compelling initiative for the Haverford community. And, of course, because I believe it is compelling, I wanted to share what we came up with: nothing like this has ever happened before. Okay, that’s a cliché, but it’s also true (Listening Project recording is also a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity… but we won’t go there). Student voices are sorely underrepresented (read: absent) in the oral history recordings housed in the college archives. Faculty and administration have had their say and effectively preserved themselves in Haverford history… but what about the rest of us? We know you’ll have something to say about our questions, so check back soon!
Keep your eyes peeled for information about the Inaugural Day of Recording and training dates for Student Interviewers. And, as always… get in touch, if you’re interested!