Studying with SuCo2

We welcome students with an interest to collaborate with us. There are different opportunities to work and study with SuCo2. We are offering courses both at Arizona State and at Leuphana. We also supervise dissertation projects, on Bachelor, Master, and Doctoral level. Finally, there is always the opportunity to get involved in ongoing research projects.

Whether you want to speak with us about your course and class assignment, your final thesis or any other academic project: please make sure to come prepared. On this page, we have collected some useful hints and advice to make our meetings as productive and rewarding as possible.

Short Expose / Research Proposal

As a basis for a productive discussion of your ideas, we ask you to write a short exposé and bring it to the consultation hours. You should be able to write this exposé within 15-20 minutes. The exposé should not exceed 2-3 pages.

We have developed a template that guides you through the different steps you should think through before signing up for a consultation with us.

Download the short expose / research proposal guidelines.

Decision Recommendation Matrix

Problems, open questions and challenges arise in every research project, be it a term paper, a thesis or funded grant work. They usually require consultation with others. How can we make best use of our time and ensure that meetings produce high-quality outcomes?

The decision recommendation matrix is a helpful tool to achieve these goals. You will find that when you prepare your next meeting using the matrix, the meeting will be much more focused, productive and efficient.

Download the decision recommendation matrix guide.

Consultation Hours

SuCo2 group members offer regular consultation hours that students can sign up for. There is usually limited time available to discuss your concerns.

The consultation hours guidelines will help you to prepare for the meeting and learn about what we expect from you and what you can expect from us.

Download the consultation hours guidelines.

Review and Feedback Protocol

Ideally, meetings between instructors/supervisors and students offer rich feedback, open discussions and ideating new perspectives. Often times, however, both student and instructor struggle to build off of the main ideas from previous meetings next time they meet.

The aim of the feedback and review protocol is to ensure that (1) the main feedback items and ideas discussed at a meeting are adequately understood and documented, and (2) that there is transparency about the ways in which each main feedback item and idea was addressed in the further work process / a revision.

Download the review and feedback protocol (as PDF or as DOCX).