These are the criteria ACEN uses when assessing submissions for acceptance as case studies. Where necessary the author will be contacted for more information.
1. WIL activity benefits all stakeholders; the student, community/industry and university/VE institution.
We look for case studies in which
- all stakeholders can clearly identify how they have directly benefited from the activity.
- the activity actively incorporates alumni into its development and delivery.
2. WIL activity demonstrates good practice and/or innovation.
The WIL activity
- incorporates a unique approach to WIL design that could be relevant across disciplines and institutions.
- takes an innovative approach to an accepted teaching practice that could be relevant across disciplines and institutions.
- represents good and innovative practice in addressing a common concern and/or priority in WIL implementation.
- can be adapted to suit the requirements of the VE and HE sectors.
- is sustainable over time, it utilises available resources and does not rely on additional funding and/or reduces need for additional finds.
3. WIL activity includes successful evaluation processes.
The evaluation process
- is clearly defined and has been tested, with successful outcomes and/or opportunities for improvement identified (eg publications/clear processes for improvement)
4. WIL activity has a wider impact beyond completion.
There is clear evidence
- the wider impact of the activity beyond completion has been identified and realised.
- that the activity has strengthened university/VE and community/industry partnerships.
- that the activity promotes employability.
5. WIL activity incorporates preparation, implementation and reflection phases of WIL.
All phases of WIL
- are clearly identified and implemented.
- involved stakeholders in the development, implementation and assessment of the activity.
6. Structure, format and content of case study.
The case study
- is clearly written
- meets the word count
- is concise and accessible to a wide audience, including professional and academic staff across disciplines and institutions (VE and HE).
- uses images or graphics to provide strong visual impact.