Thursday, July 14, 2016

UWSA Co-op Working Group Survey

In 2015, the University of Waterloo Staff Association (UWSA) formed a working group including representatives from multiple faculties and Co-operative Education and Career Action (CECA) to investigate the status of co-op hiring at UW, including the impact of co-op supervision in job roles, job descriptions, and hiring practices.  The working group recognized that there are differences in hiring and supervisory practices throughout the campus, and thus felt we can help provide resources to co-op supervisors.  To gather further information, the working group developed a survey in consultation with Institutional Analysis & Planning and Co-operative Education & Career Action.

The questions are intended to guide us to a better understanding of how UW employees hire and work with co-op students.  Responses are confidential.  There will be an opportunity to provide direct feedback or request further information in a separate forum, if you wish.

The UWSA Co-op Working Group plans to provide a report to the UWSA board this Fall 2016.  Pending approval of the board that report will be forwarded to the Staff Relations Committee for their consideration.  A summary of the results will be posted on the UWSA web site at https://uwsa.uwaterloo.ca

There are a total of 14 questions on 6 pages.  We estimate that the survey should take no more than 10 minutes to complete.  We welcome anyone who supervises UW co-op students to participate, so please feel free to forward this to any staff, faculty and graduate students.  We appreciate your willingness to participate in this survey.

Link to the survey:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BVJHNSP


The survey will be live until Friday August 19th, so please be sure to respond by then.


The UWSA Co-op Working Committee members:

  1. Lawrence Folland, Computer Science, UWSA Director  - Chair
  2. Patty Mah, School of Accounting and Finance
  3. Carol Ann Olheiser, Co-operative Education & Career Action
  4. Fenglian Qiu, School of Computer Science
  5. Margaret Ulbrick , English Language & Literature

After completing the survey, you are welcome to provide further feedback using the form below:

Co-op survey feedback form

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