Supervising an Applied Studies Course

The Applied Studies program is a unique opportunity that allows students to earn course credit for learning gained through paid or volunteer employment related to their field of study.

The student is required to work a minimum of 120 hours (approx. 10 hours per week) over the course of a 12-week semester. All Disciplinary Credit Applied Studies courses are completed in conjunction with the Applied Studies Coordinator, a workplace supervisor, and potentially a Academic Supervisor (for Disciplinary Credit courses).

Role as a Workplace Supervisor

You will facilitate this experiential learning process by:

  • Discussing the job (paid or volunteer) description and learning objectives with the student
  • Indicating your willingness to support an Applied Studies course by signing the Work Placement Application. This application will be sent to you through your email to verify and sign.
  • Providing the student with ongoing feedback
  • Meeting with the Applied Studies Coordinator and student during a virtual or on site monitor visit
  • Completing a final performance evaluation at the end of the work placement

 

Role as an Academic Supervisor

You will facilitate this experiential learning process by:

  • Discussing the job (paid or volunteer) description and learning objectives with the student
  • Work with the student to create a framework for a final project that meets disciplinary standards.  You will need to determine the course level based on this project and learning objectives (2000, 3000, 4000 level). 
  • Indicating your willingness to support an Applied Studies course by signing the Academic Proposal Application.  The student application will come to you by email to review and approve.  You will need to provide your Department/Area Chair's information for final approval.  The consulting Applied Studies Instructor will register the student once all the forms have been approved and signed. 
  • Providing the student with ongoing feedback
  • Submitted a grade to the Applied Studies Instructor for you students’ final project by the date listed in the Learning Plan. 


Application Forms

The Applied Studies Office has gone to paperless application forms for students, employers and academic supervisor.  Information about how this process will work:

  • The student initiates the forms online
  • An Applied Study Instructor reviews, edits, and approves the forms
  • The forms are then sent to the student’s Employment or Academic Supervisor (depending on the form) for review, edits, and approvals.  The Academic Supervisor will also need to enter their department chair’s information
  • The department chair will then have a chance to review, edit, and approve the forms

All of these steps happen automatically based on the information entered into the form.  Please review and respond as soon as you can, as the student will be unable to register until all parties have approved the course.  


Get in Touch

If you have any questions concerning the procedures or requirements of the Applied Studies Program, please feel free to contact an Applied Studies Instructor at applied.studies@uleth.ca or 403-329-2000.