This page is for students who worked on campus prior to spring break 2020 and had a current 2019-2020 student work study or student help contract. If you qualify, contact your campus supervisor to participate.
Minnesota State Mankato students may be hired as funds permit. If you are interested in working on this project, please fill out this form.
Complete all required readings and quiz (3-5 hours; one time)
Communicate with your supervisor twice a week (minimum) (1-2 hours/week)
Do a voluntary weekly journal, diary or other type of personal reflection of how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting you (1-3 hours/week). If you are uncomfortable sharing your personal experiences, visit the FAQ for Student Workers page for other options.
If you are logging three hours/week, you should be doing multiple entries of have 3-5 pages each week
About an hour a page
Conduct interviews with classmates, university employees, and/or your friends and family about how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting them (1 hour/interview)
If the interview is longer than an hour then actual length of interview
Manage interview details (1-2 hours/interview)
Create and edit a transcription for each interview (1-4 hours/interview). You can utilize the following software https://otter.ai/login to help with your transcription. The basic plan is free and comes with 600 minutes per month, which should be what you need to do your transcriptions. Please see the following training video and Otter.ai starter guide for more information. If you need help, please contact email@example.com. Once the transcription is complete, you can download the text file and email the audio and text file to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
As you add your time worked, please add the COVID-19 Community History Project activities you worked on in the Comment Section. For more information on filling out your timesheet, please talk to your supervisor or here is a short video from Student Payroll services that talks about entering your time:
If you have never conducted an oral history interview, here are five required readings that we ask you to complete along with a short quiz. If you would like to read more, please see additional readings found on the Resources for this Project page. In addition, take a look at our Top 10 Things to Remember when Conducting an Oral History Interview for some helpful hints to think about before you record an intereview. If you have questions, please ask!