Curriculum, honors, students, design thinking, career oriented


Liberal Studies


Dear Reader,

Thank you for your interest in our team, The ASAP, and our work with the Grand Valley State University Frederik Meijer Honors College. At the time of undertaking the task of reimagining the current Honors College curriculum, we explored the current sentiments of stakeholders, unfulfilled needs, and how other colleges have provided solutions to these needs. Our hope is that you, whoever you may be, become inspired and that ideas from our final prototype become a reality in the Honors College curriculum.

The team working on this project consisted of 6 members, all introduced on the page prior. Each member took charge of the tasks within the project most suited to their personality and strengths while simultaneously targeting desired areas of personal growth. This method resulted in a system where work was distributed well and all members contributed to the end product in the way best suited to them. We believe that the solution that we have come up with will benefit all stakeholders involved and provide a better and more useful learning experience for future Honors College students.

As a team, we are proud of the accomplishments made toward the common goal of creating a better Honors College at Grand Valley State University. We hope that in this project our passion and best efforts are evident throughout and that our efforts are found valuable when a new Honors College curriculum is implemented.

Thank You,



LIB 323 / HON 313 - Design Thinking to Meet Real World Needs