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MA/SID Handbook for 2014-2015 Alternative Practicum Track – China (PDF) Alternative Practicum Track – Ghana Practicum Letter (PDF) Information for organizations hosting an SID practicum student Important dates to remember – 2014-2015 Practicum Approval Sheet Release & Waiver
Provide the Terms of Reference. Oversee the student’s work during the Practicum according to Terms of Reference. Field supervisor should be based in the location of the student’s practicum. Provide a mid-term (November) and final evaluation (Feb/March). Provide students with the support necessary to implement the TOR.
An offer to host the student for a full-time practicum for at least six months between September and March. A description of the student’s anticipated duties and responsibilities (if preferred, a job description can be attached). A description of any support/services or compensation the organization will offer.
A field advisor must be designated to supervise the student throughout the Practicum. Please include: supervisor’s name and contact information (email, telephone, mailing address). Any vacations or anticipated breaks in the assignment. The TOR should be dated and written on the host organization’s letterhead. The TOR is signed by a person of authority from the host institution.
After the signing of the TOR, any proposed changes to the work plan, location, or field adviser must be approved by both the host institution and the SID Program.
Master’s Second Year Proposal Packet The Master’s Second Year Proposal Approval Sheet The Terms of Reference The Proposal The Release and Waiver Form
Use the Style Guide on pp. 41-42 of the Handbook 12 point font with 1 inch margins Single spaced with double spacing between paragraphs (no indenting) Use footnotes sparingly Citations should be in APA Style See examples on p. 39 and uses the resources listed in the Handbook
Title and summary The Development Problem or Issue Preliminary Literature Review Methods Budget Timeline Risk Assessment and Analysis List of references
Proposed title and no more than three lines summarizing your proposed case study
Define Provide background Explain its importance to sustainable development Describe your proposed case study and how it relates to the development problem Remember you need to cite sources using APA format
Present the current thinking on the problem Let the literature do the work Demonstrate your knowledge of the field your familiarity with important thinkers on the subject Identify in what areas you need to deepen your knowledge or where there are gaps Explain how you will access the resources you need
Since your practicum will be the source of most of your evidence, describe your host organization What will be your role in the organization? How will that enable you to examine the problem? Independent primary research is not permitted
Literature review Reflecting on past experience Applying learning from your year-in- residence Desk studies Field responsibilities and observation
Expenses and Income See p. 25 of the Handbook Income should be equal or more than Expenses Timeline Use Handbook for suggested dates Be aware of required dates
Physical, political, emotional, social risks US State Department Travel Warnings http://travel.state.gov ACE Travel Assistance Program http://www.brandeis.edu/emergency/do cs/europ-assistance.pdf www.ACETravelAssistance.com Username/Group ID : aceah Password/Activation code: security
Unless you are going to your home county, you must purchase the school insurance.
Not a US citizen and working for a US organization, in the US or not must apply for CPT Eligibility for Optional Practical Training Cannot be out of the country for more than 5 months. Doing a practicum outside the country must either come back to the US sometime during the practicum may do a five month practicum between September and March apply early