BA/BASW Field Education Information and Forms  
Akron campus| Lakewood campus|Wayne college
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Field Orientation Process

  • Is it time for you to prepare to begin your field education experience?  Congratulations! The below 4 steps will ensure that your process is Easy and Efficient. Be aware of your enrolled program & note some differences in each program.

  • Step #1
    Contact your Academic Advisor at your enrolled site [Akron campus, Lakewood campus, or Wayne college] in order to complete & sign your Undergraduate Student Academic Field Eligibility Form .  
    Akron campus students -This document requires electronic submission or in person to the field office prior to attending your Part I field orientation.
    Lakewood & Wayne College students - follow the procedures outlined by your site.

  • Step #2
    Akron campus -Electronically register to attend both Part 1 & Part 2  field orientations (see below). No student will be allowed to begin their field education experience without attending both parts of the field orientation.  Make-ups are not scheduled-please rearrange your schedule to attend.
    Lakewood campus & Wayne college- register in person with your field contact person

  • Step #3
    All students- Send your completed Application for Field. Application should be  electronically sent to fieldsocialwork@uakron.edu with the semester and year you anticipate beginning your field experience
    (e.g. Spring 2018 )

  • Step #4 Arrive early or on-time for field orientations. Immediately log-on with user id and password to university-owned computers or your assigned laptop in the assigned room| computer lab for your enrolled program.  Orientations support blended learning: self-directed learning & instructor-led.
     
    Life Happens!
  • Unable to attend the scheduled orientation sessions! Immediately contact your Academic Advisor and identify a different semester for you to begin field. No exceptions will be made.

  • Excited and ready to start calling agencies? Stop! Please do not contact any field agencies prior to attending Part 1 Field Orientation.  Let us get you prepared first.  We do encourage you to take a look at the 200+ agencies, in 18 counties, and covering 16 practice areas in our web-based Agency Roster.


IMPORTANT!
 Note three (3) schedules to reflect three sites:  Akron campus, Lakewood campus, & Wayne College | Take a moment & locate your site |

All undergraduate students entering field experience 
Spring 2018 | Check below for your program 


Akron Campus Students Only Field Orientation Schedule
 
SAVE THE DATE!  Read Field Placement Schedule & Begin your Field Journey 
Contact person:  Naomi White | 330-972-5978 

  • Entering Field Spring 2018
  • Part I - Friday, September 22, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. |  College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) | Room 103A | Required Online Registration 

  • Part II - Friday, November 17, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. | College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) | Room 103A | - Required Online Registration 

  • Please use our Online Registration system
  • If you think you might be ready for field education- meet with your Academic Advisor - know you are ready

Lakewood Campus Students Only Field Orientation Schedule
Students entering their field education experience - Summer 2018
Contact Professor Janice Steinmetz | 216-221-1141

  • Part I   - Dates coming soon!
  • Part II - Dates coming soon!


Wayne College Students Only Field Orientation Schedule
Students entering their field education experience - Fall 2018
Contact Professor Lisa Crites | 330-972-8707

  • Part I - Dates coming soon!
  • Part II- Dates coming soon!

Pre-Placement Training Activities

Helpful tip to edit field documents using Word - Once word document is open, go to the top of the page and select View- then click on Edit.  Your word document is ready for you to insert your specific student information.         

Akron campus students - Plan Ahead | Entering field experience
Summer 2018 | Fall 2018

Summer or Fall 2018

  • Thinking of entering field in Summer or Fall 2018 
  • Part I - Field Orientation | Friday, February 23, 2018 | 9 a.m. - 1:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. -3:00 p.m. Registration
  • Location | All Orientations | College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) | Computer Lab | Room 103A
  • Part II - Field Orientation | Friday,  April 6, 2018 | 9 a.m. -11:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. -3:00 p.m.  Registration

Contact person:  Naomi White | 330-972-5978

  • Please use our Online Registration system
  • If you think you might be ready for field education- meet with your Academic Advisor - know you are ready

STUDENTS WHO ARE PREPARING TO ENTER FIELD EDUCATION 

FORMS & PROCESSES

  • Want to enter Field experience in Spring 2018
  • Application for Field Education - All students entering field should have an updated application on file
  • Undergraduate Student Academic Field Eligibility Form -   All students should meet with their assigned Academic Advisor. Once completed, electronically submit this document to field contact person based on student's program
     
    Field Placement Schedules (to secure a field placement by programs

  • BA|BASW Locate Field Placement Schedule: Entering Field Summer | Akron Campus - Word; PDF  |Placement due by Closed for Summer 2017|
  • BA|BASW Locate Field Placement Schedule: Entering Field Summer | Lakewood Campus - Word; PDF | Placement due by Closed for Summer 2017

  • BA|BASW Locate Field Placement Schedule: Entering Field Fall | Akron Campus - Word; PDF | Placement due by Closed for Fall 2017
  • BA|BASW Locate Field Placement Schedule: Entering Field Fall | Wayne College- Word; PDF | Placement due by Closed for Fall 2017

  • BA|BASW Locate Field Placement Schedule: Entering Field Spring | Akron Campus  - Word; PDF
  • BA|BASW Locate Field Placement Schedule: Entering Field Spring | Lakewood Campus - Word; PDF


  • Prior to Interview Choice  (all programs) Form - This document requires submission after review of Agency Roster - No interviews are scheduled at the time of required submission of this form
  • FERPA Form - Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act - Link to U.S. Dept of Education | allows for eligible students certain rights with respect to their education records
  • Field at Place of Employment (FAPE) - This document requires completion if student is interested in having their field placement at their place of employment
  • Field Manual/Code of Ethics Acknowledgement
  • NASW Code of Ethics- Read the Code of Ethics prior to submitting the FERPA and Field Manual/Code of Ethics forms
  • Field At Place of Employment Proposal ( all programs) (FAPE) -This document requires completion if a student is interested in having their field placement at their place of employment
  • After Interview Choice  (all programs) Form - This document requires submission after completion of two face-to-face interviews
  • Social Work All Programs Field Placement Agency Acceptance Form - This document requires submission by field instructor/field agency on behalf of students scheduled to begin their field education experience
  • Agency Response Sheet -  This document helps your school in keeping agency information relevant & current

    Agency Roster 
    Welcome social work students to an extensive listing of potential field practicums available for both undergraduate and graduate students. 
  • Search by Agency Name, Program Type, County, Agency Practice Area, Agency Availability (coming soon)
  • User-friendliness and relevance are our priority with this document.  Your feedback is essential. Let us know if we met our mark to: fieldsocialwork@uakron.edu
  • Identified an agency that is not on this list? No problem.
    Check to ensure that there is a bachelor level social worker available to be your field instructor, this same social worker is employed by the organization for a minimum of one year and graduated, a minimum of two years from an accredited university.

    Interested in Child Welfare Workforce Professional Education Program (CWWPEP)

  • Public Child Welfare [ University Partnership Program (UPP) ]
  • Education + Real world situations+ Tailored guidance = Competent Child Welfare Professional
  • Do your research 
  • Inform Melissa McCollister, PhD., Campus Coordinator of your interest

Interview Preparation & Acknowledgment

Field Supports

  • Background Checks/Fingerprinting
    Increasingly, agencies/organizations are requesting background checks: A BCI (state) and/or FBI (national) criminal record checks. On-campus fingerprinting and background checks are available-The University of Akron Police Department/Campus Police  under $60. for both BCI & FBI.

  • Immunizations/Tuberculin Skin testing
    Health Services provide General Primary Health Care including:
    Evaluation and treatment of uncomplicated illness and injury
    Immunizations / Tuberculin skin testing
    Academically required physical examinations
    Referral assistance for health concerns beyond the scope of the department

  • Professional Liability Insurance
    Social Work students can purchase Professional Liability Insurance through the University for $20.00 per academic year.  Hand deliver, Inter-office mail, or place in the mailbox of the Field Coordinator Naomi White, a check made out to The University of Akron.
     
    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.).  

Field Education Manual | Field Syllabi | Journal Outline

  • 7750: 421-Field Education Seminar I-  Syllabus | wordpdf
  • 7750: 422- Field Education Seminar II- Syllabus | wordpdf

  • 7750: 421 - Field Education Seminar I - Journal Outline | wordpdf
  • 7750: 422 - Field Education Seminar II - Journal Outline | word;pdf

STUDENTS WHO ARE CURRENTLY IN FIELD PLACEMENT |PRACTICUM:  FORMS 

  • Electronic submission process for all Field Education documents - Diagram
     1. Field student electronically submits to task supervisor, if applicable; if no Task
           Supervisor, submit to field instructor;
     2. Field Instructor reviews for accuracy, sign via checkbox, send electronically to Field 
           Faculty Liaison;
     3. Field Faculty Liaison reviews for accuracy, sign via checkbox, send electronically to Field
           Contact person

Student Integrative Learning Contract Forms

Documentation of Time in your Field Placement/Practicum

Student Field Evaluation Forms

Social Work Licensing Information

OTHER FIELD FEEDBACK FORMS

Complete these web-based forms at the end of each semester. No hard copies required.