Implementing an Apprenticeship-Based Degree Program
Overview of Program Implementation Items
The following are key elements for program implementation, though your particular context may involve others.
Professional development: Provide initial and ongoing faculty training and professional development around the Craft tracker, apprenticeship-based design, and the overall tutorial method.
Documentation of program and curriculum design: Define any of the guidelines identified in your design process, make syllabus changes, and update catalogs and handbooks.
Implementation of the Craft tracker: Schedule training, upload your information, and support students and faculty to begin using the Craft tracker.
First-term or pilot rollout: Carefully consider what each stakeholder will need to be successful in your first rollout - students, employers, evaluators, faculty, administrators - and make a plan to ensure that they have the resources that they need. This is likely to include training, FAQs, tools, technology access, and where they go for help.
Continuous improvement: Determine which continuous improvement process you will use. We recommend that it includes periodic check-ins and self-assessments or formative assessments, and use rubrics related to the Reach pillars, such as the one below.
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Evaluate your current state
Understand challenges that might emerge
Develop plans for any step of your implementation
Other needs that arise throughout the implementation of your apprenticeship-based degree program