Internships High-Impact Practice Taxonomy
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The IUPUI Internships Taxonomy was developed to improve practice and assessment:
Improving practice 1.Identifying best practices and resources for enhancing experiential learning to support and improve internship course design. 2.Coaching internship instructors and internship employers on incorporating principles of learning into internship experiences. 3.Providing higher quality learning experiences for students completing internships for credit. 4.Providing consistency in quality of experience for students across schools/majors that complete internships for credit. 5.Providing multiple avenues for students to assess and reflect upon their internship experience. 6.Building working relationships with internship sites that allow for collaboration on student learning outcomes. Improving assessment 1.Moving beyond the number of hours at the internship site being the major criterion of internship learning. 2.Collecting and assessing feedback from students and internship sites in multiple areas to improve internship courses. 3.Reflecting becomes a larger factor in assessing student learning from internship.