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ERIC Number: ED353613
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Oct-31
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
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Evaluating Internships and Overcoming Program Concerns and Constraints.
Sellnow, Timothy L.; And Others
Responding to persistent complaints made by graduate students whose goals did not include college teaching, the department of communication at North Dakota State University (NDSU) in 1991 expanded its internship offerings into the graduate program in the form of the Applied Thesis Option. Justification provided by the department to the graduate dean for this experiential learning experience focused on the claim that the Applied Thesis actually provided benefits that were not available from the traditional thesis approach, and the endorsement of such an option from the communication discipline. The approach found to be effective at NDSU includes three general steps: goal setting; reading the environment; and reflecting. There are four steps in the evaluation process: (1) approval by the major advisor; (2) approval of the prospectus by the student's examining committee; (3) approval of the final project by the student's examining committee; and (4) approval by the graduate school. The finished project papers from the first two graduate students to elect this option received high praise from the graduate dean. (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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