Toolbox at Whittier College
The Toolbox Project continued its ongoing collaboration with Dr. Paul Kjellberg and the Whittier Scholars Program at Whittier College, Whittier, CA. Dr. Kjellberg has worked with the Toolbox Project since 2012 to develop a version of the Toolbox instrument that is applicable at the undergraduate level across a wide range of disciplines, including business and creative writing. The key innovation in the design of this instrument is the focus on the process of scholarship, which is common ground for all Whittier Scholars. The undergraduates in the Whittier Scholars Program design their own majors, and as juniors participate in WSP 301: Nature, Theory, and Bases of Knowledge, a course in interdisciplinary epistemology. Dr. Kjellberg and Michael O’Rourke (Toolbox Project, MSU) conducted one Toolbox workshop with each of two sections of WSP 301 on April 1 and 2, 2015.