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ONEXSS: Online Experience for Smith Scholars


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ONEXSS will begin in late-June and conclude by mid-August. It will include both synchronous and asynchronous elements; content videos and modules will be available for consumption at a student’s own pace, but will be supplemented by pre-arranged, real-time discussions with coaches and other students via video conferencing platforms. ONEXSS students can expect to devote between 5 and 10 hours a week to the program while it is underway, but should feel comfortable registering for the program while pursuing other responsibilities such as summer jobs, research, and athletic competitions.


Your coaches will provide insight into their own Smith experiences, both academically and socially, and answer all your burning questions in the two-week lead-up to the program’s official start date. You’ll also have a chance to get to know your small group members and discuss everything from your house assignments to how to use office hours before the math component of the course begins!

Sample Week

Every module in ONEXSS will be different, depending on the content taught and your relationship with your small group and coaches, but you should expect to do the following over the course of each week:

  • Watch short, content-based videos created by Professor Jim Rolf
  • Complete short online quizzes/problem sets to assess your understanding of the videos
  • Communicate with your team and coach as a group
  • Discuss concepts with your peers
  • Communicate with your coaches one-on-one (as needed)
  • Work on challenging problems involving math in physics, economics, biology, chemistry, etc. with your peers and coaches

Although some elements—such as the videos and quizzes—will be regular features and can be completed at your own individual pace, you and your teammates will be responsible for creating your own meeting schedule and team culture, and can communicate whenever and as frequently as the group decides.




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