This partnership is one of a series of projects Markley has facilitated with the Idaho Nonprofit Center and affiliated nonprofit leadership groups. He creates unique, hands-on learning opportunities for his students by integrating nonprofit service-learning projects into his courses. The COV nonprofit managers who are leading the campaign said the students’ documents will shape their marketing efforts. Two ENGL 519 students recently joined the COV committee to help implement the plans.
Markley’s goals for partnering with COV were for his students to have the opportunity to work with clients to produce something “real” and to engage in the process of review and refinement of a (technical or professional) communication documentation plan through meetings and collaboration – just as they would do in the workplace.