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ERIC Number: ED313765
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Nov-20
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
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Beyond Instrumentation: Informal Methods of Evaluating College Internships.
Buell, Cindy
A case study examined the internship program in the communication major at Wesleyan College (Georgia), employing informal methods of student evaluation. Faculty sponsor/student discussions, journal entries, and phone calls to supervisors achieved an objective measurement of interns' progress and added an important dimension to the formal methods which basically only provided the needed paperwork. These informal methods provided the student intern, faculty sponsor, and supervisor an opportunity to get to know the student on a more personal basis. The discussions afforded an opportunity to see the internship from the eyes of the student. The journal entries motivated the individual student to examine her effectiveness with the internship task and her relationships with the people at the intern site. The phone calls gave the faculty sponsor and the intern supervisor a chance to know each other on an informal and spontaneous basis and to support the student through acknowledging her strengths and weaknesses. (KEH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A