Assessment

Assessment Methods (AMs)


Social Sciences Internship provides off-campus learning opportunities for the Student Interns to obtain real-work experience, in which the Student Interns’ self-motivation and exposure are strongly emphasized.

Assessment includes internal evaluations by the Faculty Supervisor and the Faculty (50%) and external evaluations by the Agency Supervisor (50%), which focuses on the Student Interns’ critical reflection on practical work experiences. Performance is based on Student Interns’ achievement of the Intended Learning Outcomes and on their performance in assessment activities, including reports, presentation and internship performance. More specific assessment requirements are as follows:

Assessment MethodsWeighting
1. Internal Assessment by the University (50%)
1.1 Evaluation by Internship Supervisor (45%)
I. Orientation Report
10%
II. Final Report
15%
III. Communication with Internship Supervisor
5%
IV. Oral Presentation
15%
1.2 Evaluation by the Faculty of Social Sciences (5%)
V. Overall Commitment
5%
2. External Assessment by the Partner Organisation (50%)
I. Evaluation by Agency Supervisor
50%


With effective from internship starts from June 2020 (Summer 2020), assessment weighting will be changed as follows:

Assessment Methods
(With effective from Internship of Summer 2020)
Weighting
1. Internal Assessment by the University (50%)
Evaluation by Faculty Supervisor
I. Orientation Report
10%
II. Final Report
20%
III. Communication with Faculty Supervisor
5%
IV. Oral Presentation
15%
2. External Assessment by the Partner Organisation (50%)
I. Evaluation by Agency Supervisor
50%

 


1. Internal Assessment by the University

1.1 Evaluation by Faculty Supervisor

Faculty Supervisor will closely monitor the performance of the Student Intern during the internship and assess his / her performance in the following aspects:

I. Orientation Report

An Orientation Report will be submitted via the Online System within ten days after the commencement of the internship, based on the advices from the Agency Supervisor. The report should contain at least 200 words and the following items should be included:

  1. Detailed description of the jobs assigned at the Internship Organisation
  • Responsibility and jobs assigned
  • Orientation / Introduction to Organisation, Procedures and Requirements
  1. Learning objectives and expected outcomes of the internship
  • Goals of the internship
  • Action plan in achieving the goals

II. Final Report

A Final Report will be submitted via the Online System by the end of the internship to present Student Interns’ understanding and reflection on their work experience. The report should contain at least 300 words with regard to the following items:

  1. Evaluation on effectiveness of Internship Programme and self performance during internship
  2. Degrees to which learning objectives were achieved / not achieved
  • Describe how and why learning objectives were achieved / not achieved
  1. Problems encountered during internship and their solutions
  • Describe the problems encountered
  • Explain the ways to solve the problems
  • Insights from the cases
  1. Understanding and reflection on work experience
  • Positive and negative aspects of the Internship
  • Benefits of entering the Internship Organisation
  • Insights gained for academic / career development
  1. Suggestions to improve the internship experience / Recommendations for future internship experience

III. Communication with Faculty Supervisor

Regular communication and status update by the Student Interns are expected throughout the period, they should take initiative to maintain regular communication and internship learning progress update with the Faculty Supervisor via different channels (e.g. email/ phone/ face-to-face meeting).

IV. Oral Presentation

Student interns will conduct the indivdual oral presentation to summarise their learning coutcomes and share their learning expereience.

1.2 Evaluation by the Faculty of Social Sciences

V. Overall Commitment

Student Intern’s overall commitment throughout the programme will also be assessed. The rating is based on the student’s commitment to the programme including sense of responsibility, attendance of required events (Pre-Internship Training, Oral Presentation, etc.) and punctuality in submission of assignments (Orientation Report, Final Report, Monthly Attendance Log Records, etc.)

Student Interns who are absent from each of the Pre‐internship training will be subject to a 1‐mark deduction from the overall score. Late submission of each assignment will be marked down by 0.5‐mark for the first 24 hours late, and 1‐mark for every 24 hours (or part thereof) thereafter. Weekends and public holidays count.


2. External Assessment by the Partner Organisation

Evaluation by Agency Supervisor

At the end of the internship, Agency Supervisor will fill in an Internship Appraisal for the Student Intern, evaluating their performance in the aspects of Personal Work Attitude, Attributes and Behaviour, Core Competencies and Service Quality.


Grading System


    Assessment will be on a Pass or Fail basis. To pass the internship, students have to finish the required work hours and complete all required assignments with satisfactory performance. An Overall Score (100%) will be generated per student from the internal evaluations by the Faculty Supervisor and the Faculty (50%) and the external evaluations by the Agency Supervisor (50%). Student performance will be classified accordingly into three categories- Outstanding / Pass / Fail.

    Performance
    Outstanding
    Pass
    Fail
    Incomplete
    Overall Score (100%)
    85-100
    50-84
    <50
    Not fulfilled work hours/duration
    Grade in Academic Transcript
    Satisfactory (“S”)
    (not included in GPA calculation)
    Fail (“F”)
    Incomplete (“I”)