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Industry/community engagement for Work Integrated Learning – 2019 module plan

Wk beg Aim of activity Preparation by participants Online activity by participants
Mar 18 Introductions: Getting to know other participants & familiarization
Aim: to gain an overview of the benefits of WIL to a variety of employers (Learning outcome a)
Become familiar with online site
Read the reading listed in Module Descriptor
Participants and facilitators introduce themselves in the Discussion Forum.
Post a brief reflection on reading that includes consideration on how to frame these benefits when prospecting, recruiting and retaining industry/community (200 words)
Mar 25 Gain an introduction to concept of boundary spanning
Learning outcome  a)
Read the reading listed in Module Descriptor First webinar – Sign in at the allotted time, actively participate in their webinar group with introduction and discussion of readings.
Post a brief reflection on reading and consider how boundary spanning is important for WIL and could enable further strategic alliances: (300 words) and contribute to online discussion by posting a reflection on at least one post from another participant (100 words)
April 1 Gain an overview of the importance of setting the stage for proper engagement through building effective industry-university partnerships.  (Learning outcome a) Read the two readings listed in Module Descriptor Post a brief reflection on reading and how they have worked towards building effective industry-university partnerships at their institution: (300 words) and contribute to online discussion by posting a reflection on at least one post from another participant (100 words)
April 8 For an overview of the importance the role of the supervisor as an “educator” the importance of  supervisor feedback
(Learning outcome   b)
 Readings from Module Descriptor or other readings of your choice.  (At least 2 other articles). Posts a brief reflection on this reading that includes how they support supervisors to be educators and to provide effective feedback to students at their institution: (300 words) and contributes to online discussion in the discussion forum by posting a reflection on at least one post from another participant (100 words)
April 15 To gain a broad understanding of the challenges and opportunities for industry engagement a discussed in the literature. Identify other readings of your choice. At least 1 other article will be read. Post a brief reflection on your reading and how it relates to your context: (300 words) and contribute to online discussion in the discussion forum by posting a reflection on at least one post from another participant (100 words)
Easter Weekend April 19 – 22.  Webinars are scheduled for May 6.  Alternative arrangements can be made to accommodate mid-semester break if needed
April 29 Preparing for the Webinar Complete assigned readings and reflections of industry / community strategies used by WIL programs. Consider a challenge in industry/community engagement in your WIL program, identify and evaluate possible options and outline a plan for implementation including impact measures, contingencies and potential risks.
Send any webinar slides or materials to the facilitator by May 3.
May 6 Webinar
(Learning outcome a, b and c)
Participate in second webinar to present a challenge, options, implementation plan and plan for measuring impact.

Second webinar  – Sign in at the allotted time, actively participate in their webinar group and engage in the on-line discussion during the webinar.

 

May 13 Module conclusion
(Learning outcome a, b and c)
  Participate in a final on-line discussion and provide feedback by completing the final survey to evaluate this module.