Two-part Field Education Orientation for Students interested in beginning their field education experience in: Summer 2014 or Fall 2014
Part I: Undergraduate Field Education Orientation
Friday, February 21, 2014 9:00 a.m. -12 noon
Room 497 The Polsky Building
Part I: Wayne College Undergraduate Field Education Orientation
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 4:00 p.m. -6:00 p.m.
Part II: Undergraduate Field Education Orientation
Friday, April 4, 2014 9:00 a.m. 12 noon
Room 497 The Polsky Building
Part II: Wayne College Undergraduate Field Education Orientation
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wayne College Social Work Students will follow the same processes and time lines as the Akron campus. All field orientations and seminar courses will occur at Wayne College.
Wayne College Field Students- Your contact person for field education is:
BA/BASW Wayne Coordinator
School of Social Work
College of Health Professions
Office: Wayne College A127
Please note: No Make-up Field Orientation Sessions are scheduled -No Exceptions will be made-
If you realize you are unable to attend both field orientations, for the entire scheduled time, please contact your Academic Advisor and change your schedule to reflect entering your field education experience in Spring 2015.
Thinking you are ready to begin your field education experience-Next Steps
Step #1 - Sign-up in the School of Social Work (Room 411, the Polsky Bldg) to attend Part I Field Orientation Step #2 - Have your Academic Advisor complete an Academic Advisor Eligibility Form prior to attendance at the Part I Field Orientation (this document will be collected at the beginning of the field orientation) Note- each advisor is different- check in with yours to determine if they want to meet with you or you are able to drop it off and pick-up a completed one.
Step #3 - Download an Application for Field, complete it electronically and send it prior to Part I of the field orientation to firstname.lastname@example.org with Summer 2014 BA/BASW Field Education Start or Fall 2014 BA/BASW Field Education Start in the Subject Area. Field Education continues to move towards streamlining its processes. No hard copies of this document will be accepted. We are moving to a paperless system. Your patience is appreciated during this time. Your thoughts and recommendations are greatly appreciated. Please share them- email@example.com
Remember: The School of Social Work requires all social work students to attend both Part I & II prior to entering the field in order to ensure each of our students are adequately prepared. No exceptions will be made.
Important: Attend Field Education Orientation Part 1 BEFORE Calling an Field Agencies(see postings Polsky 411).
Mockup of Introductory Email to Prospective Field Agency/Instructor
Guidelines for Practicum Selection
University of Akron's Career Center In person and electronic assistance with creating the professional 'you': including, but not limited, to assistance with writing resumes, cover letters, thank you letters, and mock interviewing. A free resource for all students and alumni.
Did you know that social work students can purchase Professional Liability Insurance for $20. per academic year?
Send or drop off a check made out to The University of Akron with Naomi White, Field Coordinator. Upon receipt and processing of your check, social work students will receive both an electronic version and a hard copy of a Certificate of Liability Insurance (Each claim- 1,000,000. & Aggregate - 3,000,000.). Beginning Spring 2014, the School of Social Work will encourage all students to purchase liability insurance.
Preparing to enter Field Education: FORMS
Agency Rosters- Listing of Potential Field Education Placements
Field Education Manual
Student Integrative Learning Contract Forms
Student Field Evaluation Forms
Documentation of Field Time
Field Education Seminar Course Journal Outlines
Social Work Licensing Information
Licensing Preparation Materials - a $275 value only $25. Immediately available to current social work students in their final semester prior to graduation and alumni
*Five Comprehensive Study Volumes – covers all major content on the exam as well as test-taking skills & advanced strategies
*TestMASTER – 15 full length online practice exams – 4 month access once activated
*Three Audio CD’s – reduce testing anxiety
*Expert Phone Consultation – one on one assistance via a toll free number
Other Field Evaluation Forms