Internships the Focus of Schreyer Teaching Grant
Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 310 hits
Nicholas Rowland, Penn State Altoona assistant professor of sociology, and Thomas Shaffer, academic internship coordinator, have received funding and associated support from the Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence (SITE) for their proposal, "Enhancing Student Learning in Internships."
The project's goals are threefold: to help students re-imagine the internship as an academic learning experience rather than as a work experience; to measure the direction and magnitude of any change in students' role orientation; and to broaden student exposure, and ultimately faculty buy-in, to this perspective.
The project addresses several of the concerns expressed in an April 2012 report of the University Senate Task Force on Internships.
To learn more, please visit www.psu.edu/dept/site/2012/09/site-stories-internships-the-focus-of-schreyer-teaching-grant.html online.