ARTS 3301 - Social Enterprise Internship III
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2018
General Course Information
Course Code ARTS 3301 Course Social Enterprise Internship III Coordinating Unit Humanites & Social Sciences Office Term Semester 2 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 3 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Prerequisites At least 12 units of Level I Assumed Knowledge Available to students enrolled in degree programs in the Faculty of Arts and Professions Course Description The internship enables students to further develop and apply career and leadership-ready skills in the design of a concept and business plan for a new social enterprise or social business. It gives students a unique opportunity to learn more about social enterprise in Australia while applying their skills and knowledge to developing solutions to real-world social and business issues. The internship combines lectures and weekly online seminars facilitated by Australian business leaders representing corporate, government and community sectors and gives students an opportunity to develop a wide range of career and leadership-ready skills including business planning, social enterprise in practice, team-work and communication skills; and soft skills such as ethical competency and self-awareness. The number of participating students will be determined by an internal quota and the assessment of a formal application which takes into consideration overall academic merit and demonstrated relevant skills required for the internship. Applications will be called during May-June. Successful applicants will be advised of a place in the internship program by late June.
Course Coordinator: Dr Dee Michell
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
1 Develop through group work a concept and business plan for a new social enterprise, demonstrating a degree of professional expertise commensurate with an intensive period of practical hands-on experience. 2 Demonstrate the requisite skills in applying practical, theoretical, critical, methodological and disciplinary knowledge in a form that reflects a post-university professional work environment. 3 Demonstrate the requisite skills set in the development, management and finalisation of a social enterprsie project at an advanced level 4 Demonstrate the ability to collaborate and work constructively in a team and on a team-based project. 5 Demonstrate a highly-developed awareness of the ways in which contemporary professional, industry, government and community organisations engage in social enterprise initiatives. 6 Demonstrate an understanding of the ways in which social enterprise initiatives and the humanities and social sciences research skills, methods, knowledge and information are relevant to post-university working life and how they will advance career prospects and applications accordingly.
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
1,2,3 Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
2,3 Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
1,2,3,4 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
2, 3, 4, 5 Intercultural and ethical competency
- adept at operating in other cultures
- comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
- able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
- demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
5,6 Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
- a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
- open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
- able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
Online LearningThe internship combines lectures and weekly online seminars facilitated by Australian business leaders representing corporate, government and community sectors.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThis program is being run by Big Ideas. Currently 10 Australian Universities participate in this program, including 5 GO8s. The teaching and learning modes are run by Big Ideas with Academic supervision being provided by the Faculty of Arts. The seminars are delivered by representatives from key business, government and community organisations in facilitating and guiding each team in the conceptualisation and development of a business plan.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
11x1 hour discussion board 11 hours per semester 11 x 1 hour team meeting 11 hours per semester 3 hours research and business plan preparation per week 36 hours per semester 10 hours team presentation preparation 10 hours per semester 4 hours reading and individual report 48 hours per semester TOTAL WORKLOAD 157 hours per semester
Learning Activities Summary
1 Introduction:The case for social enterprise 2 Develop ideas, crush your assumptions/What makes a good idea? 3 Introducing The Canvas Model: an innovative business planning tool 4 Market research/helping People Help Themselves 5 Social enterprise in practices/ Case Studies 6 Social enterprise in practice: marketing a social enterprise 7 Lessons learned in the first year 8 Business planning 101: Elements of a business plan/Working 9 Leadership/ new trends in social impact investing 10 Attracting investment for your ‘Big idea’ 11 What can I do with my generalist degree?/ Putting your idea to the test
Specific Course RequirementsN/A
Small Group Discovery ExperienceN/A
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Assessment Task Task Type Weighting Course Learning Outcomes Concept and business plan (2000 words) Formative & Summative 35% 1-6 Presentation of business plan Formative & Summative 15% 1-6 Final individual report (3000 words) Formative & Summative 50% 1-6
Assessment Related RequirementsStudents must attend all seminars, meetings and participate on the discussion board
- 2000 word concept and business plan: students will be required to write a joint concept and business plan for a social enterprise initiative – 35% weighting
- Presentation of business plan – 15% weighting
- Final report: students are required to write an individual report of 3000 words on the social enterprise initiative – 50% weighting
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M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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