Please describe (briefly) the student’s role each year reflecting increasing responsibility:
Year 1 Responsibility/Function
Orientation to adult learning and the School of Continuing Studies; interview and shadow key staff to include: Academic Programs, Student Support Services, Business Services, Recruitment, Marketing & Social Media, and Professional Education Center.
Review the structure and services of the School of Continuing Studies, document how SCS practices and structure compare to best practice protocols and schools/programs; prepare a report critiquing how the structure and practices support SCS’s mission and goals.
Attend internal and external partner meetings (when available).
Participate in SCS program and activity planning, staging, and assessment (after action).
Rotate through all SCS departments to understand how they work in tandem to ensure exceptional learning and student support/engagement.
Year 2 Responsibility/Function
Orientation to androgyny, utilization of education, teaching materials (in classroom, online, hybrid). What is best practice in teaching/learning, education materials and support?
Orientate and support of technology utilization for faculty and students that effectively drives learning and engagement.
Assesses SCS to best practices; make recommendations to increase engagement. (academic and services/activities) for online/face-to-face learners.
Synthesis year I and II learning and make a recommendation for pilot program that increases student learning and engagement (face-to-face and online).
Year 3 Responsibility/Function
Lead the implementation of the pilot program recommended at end of year II.
Assigned substantial responsibility in the support vital activities of SCS.
Prepare and present an assessment of learning and performance.
Please describe how this role will support the student’s academic progress/experience:
The School of Continuing Studies is a dynamic, comprehensive, and flexible school seeking to redefine adult learning and, in the process, set a new standard of excellence for adult learning. As such, SCS is an ideal setting to learn about the contemporary demands and challenges of adult education, what is required to successfully lead and grow a best practice school for adult learners, and how to work across disciplines and sectors to effectively solve problems and innovate. Moreover, the SCS is a microcosm of higher education, thus providing the student with a manageable view of the vastness of post-secondary education.