Roles of LIA Student, Faculty Sponsor, Site Supervisor, and LIA Coordinator
In the LEARNING INTO ACTION PROGRAM
Complete the online or an on-ground LIA Orientation and obtain appropriate
forms from website or from LIA Coordinator.
Decide on a project, preferably related to a major or future career interest, and in
which the student can apply knowledge and skills gained in the college classroom.
Draft at least learning objectives (three for the first credit and one for each
additional credit) which are stated in measurable terms. Student can collaborate
with faculty, supervisors, or LIA Coordinator or others to develop these learning
Get a SVC Faculty member to sponsor him/her for the project, who will sign off
on the objectives.
Get a Site Supervisor at the placement site, who will monitor/mentor student and
provide signature approval for objectives and time sheet to verify hours.
Meet with LIA Coordinator for signature approval of contract and registration
information. Register for the class
Carry out the project as designed and required by program guidelines and Faculty
Sponsor. (This usually includes six weekly reflective journals or periodic contact
as defined by Faculty Sponsor in order to reflect on the learning process, along
with a final, summary, analytical paper of three or more pages demonstrating
college-level writing or an oral presentation that explains how objectives were
met, challenges overcome, and learning derived from the project.(see Syllabus)
Abide by the agreements set forth at the placement site and stated in their Applied
Process paperwork and tasks according to timeline for successful completion of
Keep communications clear, respectful, and timely.
LIA Faculty Sponsor:
Provide guidance to students in creating a viable applied learning project and
clear statements of measurable learning objectives to be completed in the project.
Support student as needed throughout the process of carrying out the project.
Respond to weekly journals or hold periodic communications requiring reflection.
Grade analytical summary paper or oral presentation and/or other products that
were assigned as part of the evaluation process.
Enter the final grade for the student in Instructor’s Briefcase
Pass on a copy of LIA final paper, time sheet, evaluations and other paperwork
relevant to the project to the LIA Coordinator for storage
If the student is doing a project under the supervision of his/her Faculty Sponsor,
the Faculty Sponsor is also the Site Supervisor (see below). (In such a case, the
faculty member may be eligible for a stipend processed through the Academic
In the case that a student and Faculty Sponsor are designing a LIA-IE
(Integrative Experience), the faculty sponsor will have additional
responsibilities to draft a proposal using forms and guidelines set forth by the
General Education Implementation Committee. (Refer to LIA-IE information on
this LIA website.)
If the student is doing an independent project at a worksite, the supervisor there
will be the Site Supervisor for the LIA student.
Site Supervisors must sign the Applied Learning Contract showing approval of
the learning objectives and proposed activities. Adjustments should be negotiated
with the student upfront regarding the feasibility of completing the objectives and
Monitor the performance and hours that the student spends on the LIA project at
the site, and sign the time sheet at the end of the project to verify hours
Complete the Site Supervisor Evaluation and give it to the student, who will
incorporate this information into their analytical summary paper.
If problems arise with the student or the placement that cannot be resolved on site,
discuss the problem with the LIA Coordinator (360-416-7630).
It is hoped that the Site Supervisor will help the student make other connections in
her/his professional network, so that the student can gain as much information
about the career field of focus.
Provide to students LIA information, orientations, syllabus, forms, and list of
Respond to students, faculty, staff, and community members regarding LIA
Assist students in decisions and planning regarding LIA projects, as needed
Maintain and expand on possible LIA placements through community networking
Maintain the Campus Center LIA Information Board and LIA website
Maintain records for all LIA students for up to six years
Serve as Faculty Sponsor for EDUC 299 students as requested and other ___299’s
Assign item numbers and entry codes to enable students’ registration for LIA
Report quarterly on program activity