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Work Portfolio III
Normally during the third co-op students can generate knowledge, activities, and/or services that meet specific needs of the employer. In this stage, students are expected to anticipate what is needed organizationally and contribute to efforts to meet those anticipated needs. Organized reflective writing and other learning activities are designed to help students achieve their personal learning objectives and the stated co-op learning outcomes. Of course each student finds additional personal benefits. Through writing assignments, students will examine the organizational mission and effectiveness in the community. This allows the students to write evaluative and mission focused comments. Other entries will be written responses to prompts; however, in this case, most prompts will be self- directed. In the final paper students reflect on evaluations from the employer, attainment of educational outcomes, self-assessment of growth in the integration of classroom learning and its application to the experience of the workplace, and analysis of further needs for development. Following successful completion, each student will earn two credits.