GGP 450 Internship in GIS
SP 2012 HO
Fox, David P.
Assistant Professor of Geography
Parkville Campus: Findlay-Wakefield Science Hall (SC), Room 004
-MTWR-- 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM (or by appointment)
Jan. 16 - May 13
As determined with the Internship Supervisor at the sponsoring institution
GGP350 and GGP355, or permission of the instructor
Additional Resources: Students are encouraged to utilize ESRI's virtual classroom and potentially complete some of their online courses as deemed appropriate with the guidance of their Internship Supervisor and/or the Instructor. Many of these courses are free and can be completed in a short period of time. See http://training.esri.com/gateway/index.cfm for details.
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Educational Philosophy: As an internship, this is essentially an independent study course during which students are expected to learn the practical application of GIS concepts and skills as well as perform meaningful GIS-related work for a business, organization, or governmental agency under the guidance and direction of an approved supervisor. Therefore, the student's Internship Supervisor actually serves as the primary "instructor," since he/she is most familiar with the specific GIS skills and knowledge necessary to accomplish the work and learning outcomes being performed for the cooperating institution. You (the student) are expected to contact the course Instructor immediately should any working relationship problems arise between yourself and your sponsoring Internship Supervisor. In addition, the student is encouraged to discuss any challenges or issues that the student may be having in achieving the goals established in his/her Internship Proposal form.
Instructor Learning Outcomes
Daily Journals: The student should use the Journal feature in the Dropbox page of the eCollege website for the course to keep a journal/log book summarizing the activities and work performed on EACH DAY that he/she logs internship work hours. Use of appropriate GIS terminology is expected in these entries. The daily journal entries will be checked periodically throughout the term by the Instructor in order to monitor the type of work actually being performed and the progress that the student is making. Failure to have journal entries up to date at the time of a journal check will result in a 5% reduction to the overall journal score for each entry that is missing. Worth a total of 40% of the course grade.
Work portfolio (Core Assessment part 1): The student must submit an electronic "portfolio" using the appropriate basket in the Dropbox feature of the eCollege website for the course. The portfolio must contain at least 5 screen shots of the different types of maps, databases, or other documents that you have created or contributed to during your internship work. Note: Please do NOT submit actual GIS data files (e.g., ArcMap [.mxd], D-Base [.dbf], etc.). The student is responsible for notifying his/her Internship Supervisor at the beginning of the semester that sample screenshots of the work you have performed will be needed to submit to the course Instructor and to obtain permission from the Supervisor to share these documents with the Instructor. The portfolio is due by Wednesday of the final week of the semester. Worth 25% of the course grade.
Reflection paper (Core Assessment part 2): The student must write a 5-6 page paper regarding his/her internship experience. The student should summarize: 1) what he/she learned about the practical application and implementation of GIS in the particular area of experience, 2) specific examples of GIS concepts and skills that were utilized to achieve the assigned internship work projects, 3) the major challenges he/she encountered in performing the assigned GIS tasks, and 4) a critique of his/her own internship performance and learning about GIS through this experience. The paper is due by Wednesday of the final week and should be submitted using the appropriate basket in the Dropbox feature of the eCollege website for the course. Worth 30% of the course grade.
Note: Any unsatisfactory ratings on the student's final evaluation by his/her supervisor will reduce the student's final grade by 5-10% per rating, depending on the severity of the unsatisfactory rating.
Late Submission of Course Materials: All assessments (assignments, exams, etc.) for the lecture session are expected to be fully completed and submitted by the announced due date and time. Any work completed and/or submitted after the announced deadline may not be accepted for grading. The instructor reserves the right to determine whether or not late work will be accepted and how much of a grade reduction penalty is appropriate depending upon the rationale for the student's lateness and whether or not he/she appropriately notified the instructor in advance of the deadline (or as soon as reasonably possible in the event of an emergency/unforeseen circumstance) with any appropriate documentation that may be requested by the instructor for verification purposes.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
A course webpage will be set up in Park's eCollege system (www.parkonline.org). Students will be expected to use the Journal feature (in the Dropbox page) to make daily journal entries and the Dropbox feature itself for submitting the Core Assessment documents (portfolio items and reflection paper). In addition, a Discussion page will be set up under the "Course Home" section. Although students are not required to make any posts, they are strongly encouraged to use it as a means of posting any questions or comments they may like to share with fellow students and the instructor. Students should check the Discussion page at least 1-2 times per week in order to read and possibly respond to any other student posts that have been made.
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 96
Disability Guidelines:Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .
Attachments:Internship Proposal Form due during Week 1
Last Updated:12/26/2011 1:37:48 PM