Implementing an Apprenticeship-Based Degree Program
There are five key elements of successful program implementation, and there is support available to help you with all stages of this process.
Documentation of program and curriculum design
Implementation of the Craft tracker
First-term or pilot rollout
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.
Get Support with this Process
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