Competency assessments

UVic Co-op uses a competency-based model that asks co-op students and co-op employers to assess students' learning during the work term in relation to 10 core competencies.

Completing competency assessments

First week: Discuss learning goals

Your co-op student will complete a work term goals form (part 1 of the Competency Assessment). Once your co-op students submits this, you'll receive an email with a link to the completed form. Please set up a meeting with the student to look over his or her form and discuss his or her learning objectives.

End of the second month: Assess the student's learning

Your student will fill out the mid-term assessment form (part 2 of the Competency Assessment). You'll receive an email once your student submits this asking you to please complete the employer section of the form. You can use the descriptions of the 10 core competencies as a helpful resource.

Second or third month: Work site visit

Your co-op office will contact you and the student to arrange a work site visit. During the visit, the co-op coordinator will ask you and your student to discuss the student's learning and will refer back to the competency assessment form.

End of the work term: Final assessment

Your student will fill out the final assessment form (part 3 of the Competency Assessment). You'll receive an email once your student submits this, and you will be asked to complete the employer section of the form to assess how the student's competencies have grown over the work term.