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School of Social Work

Field Instructors

BA/BASW Field Instructors & Task Supervisors

Field Advisory Meetings Schedule
Friday, June 28, 2013 1:00 p.m. -2:30 p.m. Room 497 The Polsky Building AND
Friday, August 30, 2013 1:00 -2:30 p.m. Room 497 The Polsky Building AND
Friday, January 24, 2014 1:00 p.m. -2:30 p.m  Room 497 The Polsky Building CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER- WILL RESCHEDULE A.S.A.P.

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 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.  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.

Field Instructor Orientation Session
Friday, June 28, 2013 10:00 a.m. -12 noon  Room 497 The Polsky Building  OR
Friday, August 30, 2013 10:00 a.m. -12 noon  Room 497 The Polsky Building OR
Friday, January 24, 2014 10 a.m. -12 noon  Room 497 The Polsky BuildingCANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER- WILL RESCHEDULE A.S.A.P.

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.

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

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Upcoming Special Events

---Schedule Coming Soon! 

MSW Field Instructors

Joint Field Advisory Meeting

Friday, April 11, 2014 10:00 a.m. -12 noon  Room 445  Distance Learning Room The Polsky Building-Canceled- Rescheduled  Friday, September 26, 2014- Details coming soon!

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 Field Instructors Orientation 

Friday, February 7, 2014 12:30 p.m. -2:30 p.m. The Polsky Building  Room 497

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.

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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Field Instructor Documentation

  • Field Instructor Application- upon completion, please submit electronically to:   uafield@uakron.edu 
    Please note
    beginning in Fall 2013 all field instructors will need to have a current application on file in the School of Social work

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Upcoming Special Events!
 
Thursday, March  13, 2014
Annual Spring Fling- Alumni Banquet

with Culture Quest
Viewing Globally, Acting Locally
3 p.m. -7:30 p.m.
Quaker Station -Akron
The University of Akron Alumni group extends an invitation to all social workers in the community to attend the School of Social Work’s annual CEU event.   CEUs and dinner will be provided for the attendees.

 

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