Date of Award
Project (696 or 796 registration)
Master of Science in Counseling
Dr. Taryn Akgul
internship, faculty, higher education, credit-bearing, co-op, training
Much of the research that surrounds internships and other student experiential learning focuses on the student and the inherent benefits that they reap from such experiences. Much of this research is viewed through a developmental lens, examining how students benefit and in what conditions are conducive to the learning taking place. What is not widely noted is the work that the faculty advisors do to help facilitate that learning, ensuring that the experience is held to a high level of academic integrity. Here, the literature around this topic is explored and the importance of the faculty advisor and the role they play in credit-bearing internships is affirmed. In order to guarantee faculty are equipped to serve in that important role, a training on advising interns is suggested to ensure best practices are met. Based on the literature reviewed, topics, content, and theoretical frameworks are also presented as essential components of this faculty training.
Goossens, Allison, "The Important Role of the Faculty Advisor in Credit-Bearing Internship Opportunities" (2018). Dissertations, Theses, and Projects. 95.