Continue to promote on-campus opportunities for student internships

by University Communication | September 2, 2010

Continue to promote on-campus opportunities for student internships

UW-Green Bay already sponsors a healthy number of for-credit internships across campus (averaging 85 per academic year.) Individualized and experiential learning opportunities are available through research and teaching assistantships (up to 100 or more, some years), and also in independent studies (300 or more) and Honors in the Major projects (about 25 each year). Nevertheless, improved promotion could push these numbers higher yet. The Career Services Office will take the lead on communication with campus offices and units about the internship process, especially those that might have suitable assignments but are not yet participating. The University’s academic deans will develop and distribute information on the availability of credit-bearing teaching and research assistantships.

Employee suggestions were the basis for two dozen "Quick Fix" initiatives implemented during Chancellor Harden's first year. Each of the 100 or so suggestions was discussed at the cabinet level and assigned to a division leader and planning team for followup. Some suggestions turned out to be measures already in place, some involved only minor tweaks to existing practice, and others were determined not to be "quick fixes" at all because of cost, complexity or time horizon. Several projects not yet initiated (and therefore not listed here) remain under consideration.