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Co-op Faculty Handbook

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Co-op positions

Co-op positions are to be professionally-oriented, paid positions related to a student’s career interests. Students need to receive training and supervision by an employing organization. Students need to be considered an employee of that organization (at least on a temporary or part-time basis).

Learning agreements

Every student will be completing a co-op learning agreement for each semester of credit. This document is where a department can indicate approval of site, course assignments, and credit hour allocation.

Student course assignments

Since co-op is more than a job and involves both learning and academic credit, some type of student assignment is required. The actual assignments may be negotiated between the faculty coordinator and student. Typical assignments include: journals, summary papers, portfolios, research projects, and presentations.