Performance Review Process

Employer's Role in the Performance Review Process

The Co-op Program and Faculty oversee the Performance Review Process with the employer for each student on a co-op work term. The process of evaluating a co-op student's performance will determine the student's Pass/Fail grade at the end of their work term. As a supervisor, you contribute to the student's final grade by providing feedback on his/her progress at key points. The steps of this process and your involvement are listed below.

Please note that it is the student's responsibility to coordinate and follow up with his/her supervisor to ensure the completion of each of the steps listed below by the deadlines.

It is anticipated that Learning Agreements, Work Term Reports and Supervisor Evaluations will be used in the post work term course.

Requirement Completed by Description Deadlines
Learning Agreement Co-op student (reviewed with Supervisor) The Co-op student is required to identify 3-5 learning objectives for her/his co-op work term. These are reviewed with the supervisor, to ensure they are achievable and appropriate. 2-4 weeks into the co-op work term and reviewed by the Co-op Program and Faculty
First Term Call Co-op student & Supervisor This is a brief telephone call between the Co-op Coordinator, student and supervisor, to discuss the initial progress of the student and his/her integration into the work environment. Calls conducted by the Co-op Program 6-8 weeks into the co-op work term
Last Term Call Co-op student & Supervisor This is a brief telephone call during between the Co-op Coordinator, student and supervisor, to discuss the student's performance and the supervisor’s satisfaction as well as to identify the student’s major lessons and strategies for building on that learning upon returning to campus. Calls conducted by the Co-op Program during the last 2 weeks of co-op work term
Work Term Report Co-op student This is a short (5 page) summary prepared by the co-op student about the work performed during their co-op work term and a discussion of his/her learning and accomplishments, which reflects on the Learning Agreement. This is submitted by the co-op student at the end of each work term. Submitted at the end of every co-op work term and graded by the Faculty
Supervisor Evaluation Supervisor At the end of each work term the co-op student needs to submit an evaluation completed by her/his direct supervisor. This is submitted at the same time as the Work Term Report. Submitted at the end of every co-op work term and reviewed by the Faculty