Studentlearning indicators are written in an S.M.A.R.T. goal format, i.
e., studentlearning indicators are SPECIFIC and STRATEGIC (about what is to be learned andby whom), MEASUREABLE (identifies the specific measure/assessment and target),ATTAINABLE (target is rigorous but appropriate to improving student learning),RESULTS-ORIENTED (states what results can reasonably be achieved, givenavailable resources), and TIME-BOUND (specifies when the results can beachieved) (Connecticut SDOE, 2014). Using the student consulting centerstudents will get the opportunity to work with various small scale and largescale enterprises using their education skills. Based on the willingness andavailability of students the supervisor can provide the consulting experiencevia group assignment or individual. Furthermore the selected students will haveto provide a weekly status update to their supervisor and a final paper reportafter the successful completion of the project. Once the students get the listof employers willing to work with the consulting service from their supervisor,they can proceed further for telephonic conversations.
Initially the studentswill kick off the program by having a series of interviews with interestedorganizations who are willing to be a part of the program. This is verynecessary because until the students don’t reach out the right business it willdifficult for them to proceed further. Once the initial screening process isover they will review the selected organization screening details with theirsupervisor and finalize the one with whom the consulting service will beprovided. Students meet once a week as a team to review progress from that weekand to discuss project findings. Teams also meet with clients on a weekly basisto give progress updates and to ask the client questions.
Companies prefer tohave a NDA before the project start off to play safe with their data and otherinformation. Proceeding further the students create a project charter based onthe client’s requirement and the process continues via several phases such asDEFINE (client’s pain and requirement problem to solve), MEASURE (map out thecurrent process), ANALYZE (identify the root causes of the problem), IMPROVE(implement and verify the solution) and CONTROL (maintain the solution). In theoverall process there will be active participation of the supervisor andstudents to implement related tools and methodologies which is ultimately awin-win situation for students to learn and explore.