BA/BASW Field Instructors & Task Supervisors

BA/BASW Field Advisory Meetings Schedule
Academic Year 2014-15 
Fall - 4th 5th Friday of August - Wayne College -11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Main Classroom Building, Room C221-Completed
Spring - 3rd Friday of January - Akron Campus -11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Summer - 3rd Friday of June -Akron Campus - 11:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

Field Advisory meetings are open meetings for both field instructors and task supervisors.  The purpose of these meetings is for preceptors/field instructors/task supervisors to provide feedback and make recommendations to the university-school of social work on best practices in the field, and trends in student performance.  It is during these meetings that the field coordinator provides the field with academic updates (ie. curriculum, school changes/revisions), student concerns and/or trends, and provide feedback on any recommendations adopted by the school of social work. 

The field advisory meetings provide a meaningful opportunity to have, and use one collective 'voice'- academia and practice.  It is with this collective 'voice' that each cohort of social work students are intentionally trained as effective generalist social workers.  

The Field Advisory Meetings occur once per semester for about 1.5 hours and historically meet at the university in one of the School of Social Work's main classrooms in the Polsky Building.  Beginning academic year 14-15, one of three meetings will occur at Wayne College. 

The School of Social Work is committed to the partnership with our social work community.  Upon request from an agency, we will gladly schedule this meeting at your site.  Our average attendance is  5-10 field instructors/task supervisors. If interested in hosting a BSW Field Advisory meeting, please contact the field coordinator.

BA/BASW Field Instructor Orientation Session
Academic Year 2014-15
Fall -         4th 5th Friday of August - Wayne College 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Main Classroom, Room A226, Computer Lab- Completed
Spring -    3rd Friday of January - Akron Campus 12:30 p.m. -2:30 p.m.
Summer - 3rd Friday of June -Akron Campus 12:30 p.m. -2:30 p.m.


Completion of a two hour Field Instructor Orientation Session is a prerequisite for being a field instructor/task supervisor/preceptor for our social work students.  The Orientation Session covers both the philosophical underpinnings of the field program and a walk-through of all field documentation necessary to ensure CSWE and University compliance, as well as optimal student development.  Field Instructor Orientation Sessions are usually scheduled once per semester.  Field Instructors/Task Supervisors/Preceptors need only attend one session.  Field Instructor Orientation Sessions meet at the university in one of the School of Social Work's main classrooms in the Polsky Building.  Beginning academic year 14-15, one of three orientations will occur at Wayne College.

BA/BASW Field Instructor Requirements - Bachelor's in Social Work from an accredited university; two years post-graduation experience; and a minimum of one year with agency/organization

 

MSW Field Instructors

Joint MSW Field Advisory Meeting
Academic Year 2014-15

Fall - 4th Friday of September:  Friday, September 26, 2014 - Completed
        12:15 noon - 2:00 p.m.
        Room 445 [Distance Learning Room], The Polsky Building


Spring - 3rd Friday of January- Distance Learning Room 445, Polsky Bldg.
              January  16, 2015; 12:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Joint Field Advisory meetings are open meetings for both field instructors and task supervisors.  The purpose of these meetings is for preceptors to provide feedback and make recommendations to the university-school of social work on best practices in the field, and trends in student performance.  It is during these meetings that the field coordinator provides the field with academic updates (ie. curriculum, school changes/revisions), student concerns and/or trends, and provide feedback on any recommendations adopted by the school of social work.  The field advisory meetings provide a meaningful opportunity to have, and use one collective 'voice'- academia and practice.  It is with this collective 'voice' that each cohort of social work students are intentionally trained as effective generalist social workers.  

The Joint Field Advisory Meetings occur once per semester for about 2 hours and historically meet in the distance learning room (Room 445) of the School of Social Work located in the Polsky Building.  This meeting occurs with Cleveland State University School of Social Work utilizing the same distant learning technology that our students use.  Our average attendance is  5-10 field instructors/task supervisors from each university.

Joint MSW Field Instructors Orientation 
Academic Year 2014-15

Fall - Please note date, time & location change  
         4th Friday of September

         Friday,
 Friday, October 3, 2014; 9:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m. Completed
         Social Work Computer Lab Room 411*[Go to Social Work Office ],
         The Polsky  Building

This orientation is not a joint orientation

Spring - 3rd Friday of January-Distance Learning Room 445, Polsky Bldg.
              January 16, 2015, 9:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m.

Completion of a two hour  Field Instructor Orientation Session is a prerequisite for being a field instructor/task supervisor/preceptor for our social work students.  The Orientation Session covers both the philosophical underpinnings of the field program and a walk-through of all field documentation necessary to ensure CSWE and University compliance, as well as optimal student development.  Field Instructor Orientation Sessions are usually scheduled once per semester.  Field Instructors/Task Supervisors/Preceptors need only attend one session.  Field Instructor Orientation Sessions meet at the university in one of the School of Social Work's main classrooms in the Polsky Building.

UA MSW Field Instructor Requirements - Master in Social Work from an accredited university; two years post-graduation experience; a minimum of one year with agency/organization

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