ERIC Number: ED165534
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Directing the Student Work Experience--A Manual for Supervisors.
Ford, Ann S., Ed.
Intended for supervisors involved in the work study program at Berea College, this manual describes techniques and philosophies inherent in the supervisor-student relationship. Work-learning is defined and the supervisor's role and responsibilities are examined. Student manpower characteristics (including inaccurate expectations, desire for impact, freedom from experience, and inquisitiveness) are discussed in terms of the success of student internships and types of student job structures (honored guest, special assistant, position employee, and project assignment) are identified. Suggestions for conducting the student interview (including establishing a friendly atmosphere, securing basic information, finding interest, discussing goals and plans, and advising) and for planning supervision (matching work with student capabilities and delegating work) are offered. The supervisory tasks of training (including orientation, demonstration or procedures), communicating (including reinforcing instructions and developing listening skills), motivating (such as providing a good example and setting goals), and evaluating are explored. Suggestions for coping with such problems as tardiness, absenteeism, poor quality work, and resistance to supervision and techniques for developing and maintaining good supervisor-student relationships and for counseling and advising students are offered. Common student problems are listed and a supervisory checklist is presented. (BD)
Descriptors: College Students, Employer Attitudes, Employer Employee Relationship, Guidelines, Guides, Higher Education, Student Employment, Student Experience, Supervision, Supervisory Methods, Work Experience, Work Experience Programs, Work Study Programs
Work-Study Development Project, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky ($1.25 plus $0.85 postage)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Berea Coll., KY.