A General Education course requirement for completion of a Transfer Degree from SVC A 30-hour (1 credit) applied learning project, individually designed by the student Potentially, a “real world” experience in a career interest area A part of your career development Experience for a resume or scholarship applications An opportunity to network with those in your career interest area
Program Goals: Identify, integrate and apply specific skills, knowledge & technologies through an independent project. Apply general education skills in the area of communication, quantitative reasoning and critical thinking. Design your own independent project related to career exploration, research and travel.
Decide on a project Decide on a project Get a faculty sponsor Choosea placement Choose a placement Write out learning objectivesWrite out learning objectives Get signatures (approval) from faculty and site supervisorGet signatures (approval) from faculty and site supervisor Get LIA coordinator’s signatureGet LIA coordinator’s signature Complete the Learning Contract Register: Get line # & Code from LIA Coordinator and
1.What will you major in, and what is your career goal at this time? Can you find a LIA project that will put you in the “real world” setting of this career? 2. If you are unsure, but are considering a couple of different fields, you might want to explore a practicum in one of these fields in order to check it out. 3. If you don’t have a clue as to what you will major in at the university, come to the Career Center to do some career exploration.
GREAT RESOURCES FOR LIA PROJECTS Take an inventory of what you are doing already. Working or volunteering at a community based agency? Are you active in student government? Planning a purposeful travel? Involved in a campus based organization? Employed in a work study project related to major? These types of activities may be appropriate for LIA credit.
Checkout the LIA Opportunity Board in the hallway by the Career and Counseling Center for placement opportunities. Checkout the LIA website for “Syllabus Packet and Forms” page. Click the link for LIA Placement Database MORE RESOURCES:
MORE RESOURCES... Talk to a faculty member about assisting with special projects. Collaborate with other students for ideas. You may propose a group or individual project. Make an appointment with the LIA Coordinator.
Get a faculty sponsor Select a placement & Site Supervisor Next... NOTE: These three things often go on simultaneously or in any order that works for you, the student.
Typical components of a Learning Into Action project: A completed Learning Contract Reflective Journals (weekly) Seminar Participation or alternatives Self Evaluation Time Sheet(s) Site Supervisor Evaluation Summary/ Analytical paper
Write out learning objectivesWrite out learning objectives Get signatures (approval) from faculty and site supervisorGet signatures (approval) from faculty and site supervisor Get LIA coordinator’s signatureGet LIA coordinator’s signature Complete the Learning Contract
Learning Objectives Worksheet 1.Job Description: Write a brief description of your role and specific duties as it pertains to your project or placement. Use action verbs. 3.Type up objectives with activities and have supervisors & sponsors sign the learning contract, showing that they approve of the objectives and activities. 2. Performance Objectives: What will you have demonstrated, learned, and accomplished by the end of the quarter? What is your goal or intended outcome for learning?
¦ I will demonstrate my knowledge and further my skills in classroom leadership and management. Activities to meet objective: Lead small and large group activities Lead reading groups Instruct a small science group ¦ I will design and carry out small group lessons in science SAMPLE LEARNING OBJECTIVE FOR EDUC 299
SAMPLE LEARNING OBJECTIVES: (Drama) I will apply and expand my leadership skills by coaching students through class exercises and during rehearsals. (PE) I will develop my ability to motivate others and explain tasks for others’ physical fitness. (Art) I will use and develop further my interpersonal communications skills by facilitating groups of students in an art project for their classroom.
(History) I will expand my knowledge and skill in the research process by preparing a research paper on this topic. I will demonstrate knowledge and skills in formal oral presentations. (Accounting) I will apply accounting principles to collection of funds and calculations of income through the following activities: 1.Create documents in Excel to track pledges 2.Track payments in database called PDS 3.Create a plan to pursue delinquent pledges Sample Objectives
(CS) I will gain experience reviewing programs and identifying errors and problems in code. (CS) I will improve my programming skills and knowledge of the C++ language by developing a program that demonstrates my understanding of advanced concepts. (BA) I will learn about the different departments and organizational structure of the company where I am working. (POSC) I will advance my knowledge of the budgeting process of student government here at SVC by participating in the S & A budget committee. (Spanish) I will further my Spanish language skills by tutoring a child within a home where Spanish is the primary language.
Samples of Learning Objectives I will design and teach a fifteen minute lesson plan for reading based on the inclusion of the following parts: Introduction to the topic, involvement activity, and summary of the lesson. I will recruit fifteen volunteer workshop presenters by ____(date). I will demonstrate my knowledge of lab techniques including cover slipping, setting up pipettes, and cutting tissues by_____. I will demonstrate and advance my interpersonal communication skills with adolescents.
I will develop an environmental curriculum and demonstrate my teaching abilities in a fourth grade class. Activities: I will observe teaching methods and the children’s learning styles. I will help students set up a recycling center in their classroom. I will tutor in the math center and demonstrate my abilities in advanced mathematics. I will practice and develop further my small group facilitation skills by leading middle school student in conflict resolution sessions.
What is a Reflective Journal? A “Reflective” Journal summarizes what you experienced and provides a personal response to the experience. For example, it might involve analyzing or critiquing the experience in light of earlier learning or future goals. It is not just a summary of what happened. Include in your journals how you are using knowledge and skills that you gained in college coursework
Ideas for Reflective Journals Write about the best thing that happened this week What’s the most difficult part of your work? What do you do on a typical day at your placement? What thing(s) did you dislike most this week? Why? If you were in charge of the place where you volunteer, what would you do to improve it? If you were the supervisor, would you have the volunteers do anything differently from what you are doing?
Enrichment Activities/Alternatives to Seminars Informational Interview Conduct an interview with a person who has a job that interests you. Write a one-page report. Job Related Workshop or Conference Attend a job-related workshop, seminar or conference. Write a 1-page report of the knowledge you gained. Cooperative Education Attend any of the weekly Co-op seminars held on Tuesdays at 11:30 in N-123. Sign the sign-in sheet or take notes. Employment Security Attend any training seminars held by the Employment Security office and write a one- page report. Other seminarsAttend any faculty seminars, business seminars or other training seminars and write a one-page report. Internet and Newspaper Locate a website or news article relevant to your career field and write a one-page report on how this information is applicable to your placement.
You may also watch a video, read a chapter in a book on the list, or listen to an audio tape listed in upcoming slides. Each video or audio tape or chapter counts as one hour. Write a one-page summary for each video and/or chapter you read. OTHER ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES For more information, contact: Pam Church Learning Into Action Coordinator Office: CS-9 (in Counseling Center) Phone: (360)416-7630 or 416-7654 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
TypeTitle VideoSexual Harassment is Bad Business VideoStress and Anxiety VideoHow to get results with people VideoHow to speak up, set limits and say no... VideoThe Best of Career Track AudioThe 7 habits of highly effective people VideoFamily Stress VideoPerformance Stress VideoJobs for the 21 st Century VideoCareer choice: A lifelong process VideoInsights and ideas VideoControlling Interruptions BookOffice Biology, or, Why Tuesday is your most…. BookConnecting: A Culture-sensitive approach…. AudioAssertiveness Training for Professional
forms Forms can be printed from pdf file at LIA web page “LIA Syllabus Requirements” http://www.skagit.edu/news.asp_Q_pagenumber_E_340
What do I do next? Complete the Applied Skills Learning Contract with your Faculty Sponsor and Site Supervisor signatures. Complete the Applied Skills Learning Contract with your Faculty Sponsor and Site Supervisor signatures. Meet with the LIA Coordinator by coming in on “Drop-in” times or make an appointment to see Pam Church by calling or coming by the Counseling Center (416-7654). Meet with the LIA Coordinator by coming in on “Drop-in” times or make an appointment to see Pam Church by calling or coming by the Counseling Center (416-7654). REGISTER online for _____299, (e.g., HIST 299, PSYCH 299, BA 299, EDUC 299), by getting an entry code* and item number from Pam Church. REGISTER online for _____299, (e.g., HIST 299, PSYCH 299, BA 299, EDUC 299), by getting an entry code* and item number from Pam Church. *You will need an ADD form after the first week of school.
How do I finish up LIA and get a passing grade? 1. Submit weekly journals, as required. 2. Complete your Time Sheet. (Make sure it has been signed by your Site Supervisor.) 3. Complete the 3-page LIA Analytical Paper (typed) plus any other products required by your faculty sponsor. Turn it into your faculty sponsor by his/her due date. 4. Turn in the completed Site Supervisor Evaluation, if required. Make sure your supervisor has plenty of time to fill out the form.
Copy of graded analytical paper Student Self-evaluation Signed time sheet What is turned into LIA Coordinator for your permanent LIA file at the end of the quarter?
Each LIA credit requires at least 30 hrs. of project work. Each LIA credit requires 30 hrs. The first LIA credit requires 3 learning objectives Every credit beyond the first LIA credit, is a gray area elective Each credit after the first LIA credit requires one additional learning objective
LIA Checklist Plan your project independently or in collaboration with a faculty sponsor and/or site supervisor Complete an Applied Learning Contract with signatures of faculty sponsor and site supervisor Take to LIA Coordinator for her signature and get registration information Register and pay for credit Record activities and times on time sheet Submit weekly reflective journals to your faculty sponsor (six during Fall, Winter and Spring quarters; four Summer Qt.) Have Site Supervisor complete his/her evaluation of your work (if it fits your project), and have him/her sign your timesheet, thus, verifying hours Write final analytical, summary paper, which demonstrates college-level composition and writing skills (see Syllabus Packet for guidelines) Submit to faculty sponsor: your paper, a copy of signed timesheet, and Site Supervisor evaluation Submit signed timesheet, Self-Evaluation, and copy of graded paper to LIA Coordinator (This proof of completion will be stored for six years)
Time Sheet(s), verified by Site10 Supervisor or other authority Site Supervisor Evaluation 10 TOTAL Possible Points 100