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.
(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.|