- Class Number 4412
- Term Code 3130
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- AsPr Benjamin Hillman
- AsPr Benjamin Hillman
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 22/02/2021
- Class End Date 28/05/2021
- Census Date 31/03/2021
- Last Date to Enrol 01/03/2021
The Public Policy and Professional Internship is part of the Crawford School of Public Policy’s suite of work integrated learning (WIL) options that promote reciprocal learning between academic studies and workplace application. This course provides students with an opportunity to gain credit towards their degree by undertaking a self-sourced internship. Students complete a placement in an appropriate public purpose or private entity to gain exposure to the organisational context and professional practice of public policy, and prepare a research report that applies theoretical knowledge to a project tied to the internship. Each student will work with an academic advisor to guide the design and conduct of the research project. This course has dual overall learning goals to promote discipline-based concept application and career literacy-based professional development.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Apply discipline-based theoretical knowledge and tools learned in coursework to a research project that is tied to the internship experience.
- Exercise critical thinking and judgement in the context of developing advanced professional knowledge.
- Demonstrate the ability to work under professional supervision, gain useful experience of a professional context and how organisations operate, and develop enhanced awareness of how economic and societal trends affect work opportunities.
- Demonstrate interpersonal and communication behaviours, attributes and skills that enable negotiation and collaboration with others, as well as enhanced self-awareness to identify personal characteristics and how these can support or hinder work behaviours.
- Clarify personal and professional goals consistent with personal characteristics and interests, and understand how skills can be transferable, including an enhanced ability to demonstrate employability skills to others.
Staff FeedbackStudents will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- Written comments
- Verbal comments
- Feedback to the whole class, to groups, to individuals, focus groups
Student FeedbackANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.
|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||No class is scheduled.|
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|Reflective Journal||30 %||31/05/2020||31/05/2020||1,4|
|Research Paper||70 %||31/05/2020||31/05/2020||1,2,3|
* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details
PoliciesANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines, which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Misconduct Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:
Assessment RequirementsThe ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website Students may choose not to submit assessment items through Turnitin. In this instance you will be required to submit, alongside the assessment item itself, hard copies of all references included in the assessment item.
Moderation of AssessmentMarks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.
Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1,4
In the Reflective Journal students will document their experience, connecting learning in the internship with what they have learned in the classroom in other courses. The Reflective Journal should consist of a minimum of four entries and total 2-2500 words in length.
DUE DATE and RETURN OF ASSESSMENT DATE: TBA
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3
The research paper should address a policy or governance question related to the assignment and should be discussed/agreed with the supervisor at the start of the internship. Internship research papers are stand-alone documents for assessment by academic standards, and are not documents which have been drafted by interns as part of internship work requirements. However, documents on which students have worked as part of their internships may be used to inform the research paper.
DUE DATE and RETURN OF ASSESSMENT DATE: TBA
Academic IntegrityAcademic integrity is a core part of our culture as a community of scholars. At its heart, academic integrity is about behaving ethically. This means that all members of the community commit to honest and responsible scholarly practice and to upholding these values with respect and fairness. The Australian National University commits to embedding the values of academic integrity in our teaching and learning. We ensure that all members of our community understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. The ANU expects staff and students to uphold high standards of academic integrity and act ethically and honestly, to ensure the quality and value of the qualification that you will graduate with. The University has policies and procedures in place to promote academic integrity and manage academic misconduct. Visit the following Academic honesty & plagiarism website for more information about academic integrity and what the ANU considers academic misconduct. The ANU offers a number of services to assist students with their assignments, examinations, and other learning activities. The Academic Skills and Learning Centre offers a number of workshops and seminars that you may find useful for your studies.
Online SubmissionThe ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.
Hardcopy SubmissionFor some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.
Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item. Late submission is not accepted for take-home examinations.
Referencing RequirementsAccepted academic practice for referencing sources that you use in presentations can be found via the links on the Wattle site, under the file named “ANU and College Policies, Program Information, Student Support Services and Assessment”. Alternatively, you can seek help through the Students Learning Development website.
Extensions and PenaltiesExtensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure The Course Convener may grant extensions for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.
Distribution of grades policyAcademic Quality Assurance Committee monitors the performance of students, including attrition, further study and employment rates and grade distribution, and College reports on quality assurance processes for assessment activities, including alignment with national and international disciplinary and interdisciplinary standards, as well as qualification type learning outcomes. Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.
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- ANU Health, safety & wellbeing for medical services, counselling, mental health and spiritual support
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- ANU Counselling Centre promotes, supports and enhances mental health and wellbeing within the University student community.
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AsPr Benjamin Hillman