Learning From Experience
A Resource Book By and For Co-op/Internship Professionals
By Scott Weighart
New in 2009, Mosaic Eye Publishing announces publication of Learning From Experience: A Resource Book By and For Co-op/Internship Professionals by Scott Weighart.
Weighart interviewed 17 co-op/internship experts from across the United States and Canada, asking them for their perspectives on every element of running effective programs. He then compiled these perspectives into a book that should be a must-read for anyone who is involved in running a co-op or internship program.
The book includes every aspect of running an effective co-op or internship program:
- Juggling the priorities of students, employers, and goals of your academic institution
- Understanding the fundamentals of running a program strategically
- Dealing with generational differences among students, including so-called "millennials"
- Working effectively with students one-on-one and in groups
- Building and maintaining relationships with employers
"Scott Weighart has written an informative, entertaining, and most useful text. He manages to weave the philosophical in with the practical to produce a fabric that never wears thin. He captures the reader with a conversational style of writing based on his 13 years of experience supported by the reflections of 18 fellow practitioners… a must read for all practitioners in co-op and work-integrated learning programs. I wish it had been available when I was a rookie director."
University of Waterloo
Director of Co-operative Education & Career Services, 1994-2005
Changing Places Consulting, Principal
"This resource book is like chocolate—comfort food for the mind and heart of the educator/practitioner, whether new to co-op and internships or a seasoned professional. The book serves as a catalyst for thinking about a theoretical framework for what we do, how best to work with current technology, counseling and teaching students, working with employers, the difficult art of reflection, and much more. Practical advice abounds throughout. One of the characteristics Scott urges us towards is transparency with our students. He, as well as other colleagues who provide their own reflective stories on a variety of topics, model that transparency for us. I heartily endorse this mosaic of wisdom.”
Director, Internship Center
President, INTRUEITION, LLC
“Provocative, informative, and stimulating, this book is proof that you CAN Teach an old dog new tricks. For seasoned practitioners, this book is an eye-opener, offering an opportunity to look at our field through a different lens…. Scott Weighart’s comment that ‘professional development is a never-ending journey for all of us’ nicely sums up the essence of this book.”
Director of Criminal Justice Co-op
CEIA President, 1996-1997
Featuring contributions by:
|Tom Akins||Georgia Tech|
|Linnea Basu||Northeastern University|
|Charlie Bognanni||Northeastern University|
|Stephen Brookfield||University of St. Thomas|
|Nancy Chiang||University of Waterloo|
|Jacki Diani||Northeastern University|
|Bernadette Friedrich||Michigan State|
|Nancy Johnston||Simon Fraser University|
|Mary Kane||Northeastern University|
|Brenda LeMaster||University of Cincinnati|
|Kerry Mahoney||University of Waterloo|
|Kate McLaughlin||Northeastern University|
|Kirk Patterson||University of Waterloo|
|Tamara Pinkas||Lane Community College|
|Ronnie Porter||Northeastern University|
|Marie Sacino||LaGuardia Community College|
|Bob Tillman||Northeastern University|
|Anita Todd||University of Cincinnati|
This book retails for $40.00; the ISBN number is 978-0-9621264-6-8.
Listen to Panel Discussion on Handling Moments of Truth from CEIA 2009 Conference featuring Nancy Johnston, Kate McLaughlin, Tamara Pinkas, Anita Todd, and Scott Weighart.