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Tuesday, June 5 • 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Internships across degree programs: Are we measuring the same experiences?

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Background: The purpose of this paper is to review the perception of internship field coordinators and review assessment of internship experiences in order to understand how various degree programs conceptualize the process of assessment of these internship /practicum experiences. Methods: Internship coordinators through Department Chairs or Directors were asked to complete a survey which examined the process and assessment of internship experiences. Responses were collected via Survey Monkey using a mixed methods approach. Results: Wide variation was found between how Internship sites were assessed and the types of assessment tools which were used. In addition, there was wide variation in how site supervisors were trained and how follow-up with initiated with the interns. Conclusion: Findings suggest that work is needed to assure that the process of training and follow up follows some standard metric. In addition student orientation to and assessment of internship experiences needs review and direction to ensure that the same objectives are being measured. Implications for assessment and curriculum development. Findings from this study point to the need for the development of standardized rubrics to be used to help facilitate the assessment process.


Tuesday June 5, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Ballroom A&B

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