General Peak Week FAQs

Will the residence halls be open?

Yes, the residence halls will be open during Peak Week for students actively participating in the week's events. However, all residential students will be need to apply for housing during that time. Please complete that form here. 

Will Evans be open?

Evans Dining Hall will be open and operate on its regular schedule. Students' meal plans will be in effect.

How much does it cost to participate in Peak Week events?

Participation in the general Peak Week program is free. However, there may be optional social events and programs in which students can attend that may be at the expense of the student. 

If I participate in Peak Week, do I have to attend all events?

Peak Week will consist of a full schedule of events, and while attendance at all events is not required, we hope that you will attend a breadth of sessions and programs.

Team Global Challenge FAQs

During Peak Week, students will work in interdisciplinary (STEM, Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities), mixed-class teams to formulate innovative, hypothetical, local solutions to a complex, real-world, global problem.

What is the topic of Team Global Challenge 2017?

Sustainable Food Production: How Can Agnes Be Part of the Solution?

Who can participate in Team Global Challenge 2017?

TGC 2017 will be open to all sophomores, juniors and seniors.

Is Team Global Challenge 2017 required?

Team Global Challenge is a requirement for anyone who has chosen one of the SUMMIT specializations.

When is the deadline to register?

Registration will be open until February 20.

How much time should I plan to spend on Team Global Challenge during Peak Week?

Participants are expected to devote 12 - 15 hours to TGC work and related activities.

Do I have to be on campus the entire week?

The Kick-Off event will be on Saturday, 4 March, and the final presentation event (“Be Part of the Solution”) will be on Friday, 10 March. All participants must attend the Kick-Off and be present for final presentation.

Can my friends who are not registered for Team global Challenge attend the sessions?

Sessions that are designated as Team Global Challenge are open to all students participating in the Peak Week program, but those registered for Team Global Challenge will have priority.

What kinds of Team Global Challenge activities will there be during Peak Week?

Off-Campus excursions/ tours
Farm to Table Restaurant Tour: Let's Do Brunch! – Radial Cafe
Visit to MODA: “Food by Design” exhibit
Meet the Farmer/Organic Farm Tour of Oxford College of Emory University
Meet the Farmer/ Urban Farm Tour of Gaia Gardens
Service Project:
Atlanta Community Food Bank
Film Screening
Film screening: “A Place at the Table”
Lectures and Panels
Brown Bag Lecture: Craig Hadley, Emory University
Brown Bag Lecture: Ashante Reese, Spelman College
Brown Bag Lecture: Pete Miller (ASC Dining Services)
Sustainability in Food Panel
Workshops
Digital Portfolios for Sophomores
IMPROVe Your Leadership!
Vision Board
Hunger 101/ Atlanta Food Bank
Pitch Karaoke
Activities
Grocery Bingo

Do I need transportation to off-campus events?

Most TGC programming will take place on campus. All campus facilities (residence halls, dining halls, library, academic bldgs, etc.) are available. Transportation will be provided for off-campus events.

What kinds of projects/ proposals are teams expected to produce?

Potential outcomes/ products at the end of the week will become part of the Digital Portfolio. Proposed solutions might be expressed in the form of a short, persuasive film, 3-5 min elevator "pitch", PSA, executive summary presentation of a policy brief/ white paper, petition to the President, art installation or app design. All presentations will be followed by 10 - 15 min Q&A.

How will I know if my proposal was successful?

All final projects will be assessed by faculty based on effectiveness of presentation, connection to global dynamics, evidence provided in proposal, team work, attention to complexity, impactfulness, feasibility and innovation. The team with the best proposal will be awarded a special prize (such as travel miles or recognition in annual Awards ceremony) and their proposal will be featured in the Agnes Scott Magazine.

Who do I contact for more information?

Regine O. Jackson (rjackson@agnesscott.edu)