The educational aspects of the Work Program and working in community are demonstrated in the following ways:
Common Learning Outcomes
Students experience the seven Common Learning Outcomes (CLOs) by engaging with the Work Program in a meaningful way. Through semesters of working alongside supervisors and fellow students and through guided critical reflection, students come to understand how these seven learning outcomes add to the College’s distinctive educational experience.
- Dependability – Student demonstrates timeliness, the ability to successfully manage their time, and is reliable and accountable.
- Integrity – Student demonstrates trustworthiness and respect for honesty and transparency.
- Initiative – Student demonstrates the ability to recognize and evaluate a situation, and the self-control and motivation to carry out their responsibilities and challenges.
- Analytical Thinking – Student demonstrates the ability to recognize and evaluate a situation and knowledge of resources available to creatively address issues and solve problems.
- Communication – Student demonstrates the ability to convey information effectively and build community with people they come in contact with.
- Collaboration – Student demonstrates an ability to communicate and collaborate with those they work with.
- Appreciation of the Value of All Work – Student demonstrates an understanding of their place in the working world, a respect for the dignity of all work, and the value of the work experience.
Learning and Performance Goals
Each crew in the Work Program has identified crew-specific goals for learning and production. These are reviewed with the student each semester. The LPG is a learning contract between supervisors and students. It outlines not only skills and abilities the supervisor will teach but also learning opportunities afforded during the semester. In addition, the LPGs are the measure by which students evaluate themselves at the end of each semester.