Ensure that every student has multiple, high-impact, real-world experiences that provide leadership and professional/career development training opportunities (e.g. internships, service learning, study abroad).
- Develop school-wide learning outcomes and core courses (e.g., leadership, problem-solving, communication, sustainability).
- Redesign undergraduate curriculum to clarify expectations (e.g., cohort learning) and provide flexibility (e.g. credit for high-impact experience, Educational Innovation web courses, fewer requirements, SoHE courses as UW Gen-Ed courses).
- Recognize and incentivize faculty to teach these (teaching credit for supervising research interns, course release/TA for developing/teaching service-learning courses).
- Develop and implement a comprehensive plan for pathways for career success for all students.
- Collaborate with centers, alumni, and Board of Visitors (BOV) for internships and outside expertise.
- Hire permanent faculty and associates in each department to ensure that required courses are covered and allow for high-impact courses.
- Designate or hire SAA person to manage internship program (and study
abroad) and ensure quality of experience.
- Number of students with each of these experiences
- Number of experiences per student
- Percentage of students with one (or more) professional experiences (e.g., URS, regional conferences, exhibitions, theses)
- Number of courses that integrate outside expertise and real-world context
- Alumni survey regarding preparedness for career, professional skills