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RFPs Year 3


Archives for Bush Faculty Development Committee 1993-2002

New faculty 1993-2001

Faculty Development Grant

from the Bush Foundation

Nov 2002 - Nov 2005

Augustana College
Sioux Falls, SD

Faculty Development Grant Proposal

    3. Internship Centers

      3a. Develop internship centers at various places around the country

Program Strategy 3a. By the end of the project, the college will develop at least five internship centers at various places around the country. These centers will be integrated into the College's funding capability by the end of the third year. Recruit 3 alumni in each geographical area, orient team, and place 2-5 students in each center per year. Consider Mpls/St. Paul, Chicago, Denver, Washington D.C., New York, Seattle, San Francisco, L.A.
Evaluation Activities Students enrolled in these internships will provide evaluative data as follows: responses from a pretest (designed by home faculty), responses from a posttest, and a portfolio summarizing and evaluating the experience in terms of the defined intended learning outcomes for each student. We will survey students with pre- and post- tests on career options and the value of the liberal arts. We will track students' subsequent academic choices and progress both at Augustana and in post-graduate endeavors. In addition, the college will collect information from the site volunteer, the student and the faculty member that will be used to judge the efficacy of the off-site internship program.
Specific Intended Outcomes This goal will have been met when:

1. Five internship centers are created and operational.

2. Students are introduced, through these internship centers, to greater diversity and complexity.

3. The internship sites are truly functional, i.e., they systematically contribute to students' preparation for vocation, life and the future.


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