ERIC Number: ED316090
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
College Internship Program.
Muller, William D.
The college internship program at the State University of New York, Fredonia, has evolved since 1975 and provides liberal arts students an opportunity to gain professional experience related to their field of study. Initial federal support permitted development of a centralized, all-campus support and administrative structure while leaving intern supervision (sponsorship) with the teaching faculty in the departments. Interns have a formal learning contract and internship handbook. The centralized internship office acts as a quality control agent, student advisor, and communication link. College policy governing internships emphasizes the crucial role of the teaching faculty as sponsors in placing, evaluating, and assessing the internships. One issue of concern in the program is the lack of a systematic, college-wide scheme for compensating sponsors, so the total real cost of the program is obscured. Attempts to link compensation with faculty development are under way as a means of guaranteeing that academic standards are maintained. (MSE)
Descriptors: Accountability, Administrative Policy, College Faculty, Compensation (Remuneration), Departments, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Internship Programs, Liberal Arts, Models, Performance Contracts, Practicums, Program Administration, Program Costs, Program Descriptions, State Universities, Student Placement, Supervision, Teacher Role
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.; State Univ. of New York, Fredonia. Coll. at Fredonia.