If you're supporting EDGE students as an instructor or supervisor, it helps to understand what students need to do to earn their milestones. Consult the sections below to learn more about students' responsibilities as they work through EDGE.
Experiential learning courses
EDGE course experiences generally require students to:
- interact directly with industry or community partners on work activities with the intention that the community partner uses the work completed by the students; OR
- complete authentic work activities with the final product actively and purposefully disseminated to the community, e.g. information resources, performances.
The students need to engage in the authentic work for a minimum of 18 hours over the term. This requirement is guided by the principle of reciprocity. The student’s work needs to be at a level that is of value to the community partner. In turn, the industry or community partner needs to provide feedback by completing a student evaluation that focuses on the student’s performance within the work experience. In circumstances where the industry or community partner is not well defined, e.g. with a public performance, an alternate evaluator will be explored.
Additionally, the course must be open to students in traditional (i.e. non-co-op) programs and the course must be weighted for academic achievement at 0.25 credits or higher to be eligible for an EDGE work or community milestone.
Work or community experiences (on- or off-campus)
In order to receive milestones for work or community experiences, students must:
- Complete 36 hours of work in a term
- Successfully complete a professional development (PD) course during the same term as their experience
- Submit a reflective assignment for evaluation by the EDGE team
- Receive an evaluation from their supervisor