Grading Requirements

Identification of Cooperative Education & Internship objectives and submission of paperwork

You must work with your employer/supervisor to create application-based learning objectives related to the learning outcomes for your program of studies. Not all program learning outcomes need to be addressed and your learning objectives should be specifically related to the work position you will be performing. The following questions are often asked by the Instructor of Record prior to the approval of learning objectives:

  1. What work activities will you be performing related to your CNM program of studies?
  2. How will you and the employer/supervisor be able to determine if this objective has been met?
  3. How does this objective meet the objectives of your program of studies?
  4. How does this objective enhance your understanding of your program of studies?

This paperwork may be submitted in person to Smith Brasher Hall, Room 103, scan and attach to an email, or via fax (224-3850) to the attention of the Instructor of Record.

Coordinating Site Visits

Contact the Instructor of Record to coordinate an on-site visit with you and your supervisor. This must be done within two weeks of the beginning of the term or within two weeks of registering for the class, whichever is later. If this visit is not accomplished within the two week period, the hours you have worked prior to the visit may be disallowed toward the 135-hour requirement.

Timely Submission of Logs

You will need to keep attendance logs or official timecards of the time spent on your learning objectives. If this is a new job experience, all of your work hours may qualify. If this is a continuing job keep track of only the time spent on the NEW learning objectives or listed improvements. You must complete at least 135 hours towards your learning objectives during the semester. Submit attendance logs or time cards every two weeks. These are due on the Monday following the close of each two week period. Instructions for the submission of these logs are on the bottom of the log. You will lose 1 of the 5% points for each late submission.

All hours towards this experiential learning situation must be completed at least one week prior to the end of the Business and Information Technology Division semester end date. (See the current schedule of classes and look at the ending date for the appropriate 2095 or 2098 class to determine the last day of class).

Failure to complete at least 135 hours will result in a grade of "F" for the course.

Employer’s Evaluation Grade

Once you have completed at least 135 hours (remember, failure to complete at least 135 hours will result in a grade of "F" for the course), provide your employer with a copy of the Experiential Learning Evaluation form to complete and review with you. If you or your supervisor wish, you may invite the Instructor of Record to be present during the evaluation review. If the Instructor of Record is not present during the review, arrange for your supervisor to directly submit the evaluation via an email attachment, or fax (224-3850). The Instructor of Record will contact your supervisor to confirm the results of the evaluation.

Reflection Paper

Your reflection paper or project is due to the Instructor of Record at least one week prior to the end of the Business & Information Technology Division semester end date by 5 p.m. It may be submitted in person at the front desk in Smith Brasher Hall, Room 103, to the attention of the instructor of record or via an e-mail attachment to the instructor of record.

The reflection paper should be 2-5 pages, typed using Ariel or Times New Roman, 12 pt. font, 1-inch margins and double-spaced. It should address the following:

  1. Your learning objectives (see your copy of your training agreement).
  2. How those objectives were met, whether they were all met and why or why not.
  3. Any new/unexpected learning that was not one of your learning objectives.
  4. How your learning related to your program of studies.
  5. The strengths and weaknesses of your learning experience.
  6. Additional skills you think you needed that would have better prepared you for this experience.

The paper is evaluated on organization, grammar, spelling and punctuation. Late submissions will be penalized 10% for each day, or part thereof (including weekends), they are late. See the syllabus from your instructor for specific due dates.