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Upcoming Field Orientations Schedule

    Field students entering their Concentration year -Fall 2018

    Akron Campus Students Only
    Foundation to Concentration |

    • Part I | Friday, February 9, 2018 | 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.  Completed
    • Part II |no Part II for this orientation
    • Location | Polsky building, Room 497
    • Contact person | Becky Thomas

    Incoming Advanced Standing |

    • Part I | Friday, April 20, 2018 | 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Completed
    • Part II |Monday, August 13, 2018 | 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. (in class)
    • Location | Polsky building, Room 497
    • Contact person| Becky Thomas

    Lakewood Campus 
    Foundation to Concentration  |

    • Part I Wednesday, February 7, 2018 | 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Completed
    • Part II |no Part II for this orientation
    • Location | Room 218
    • Contact person | Becky Thomas

    Incoming Advanced Standing |

    • Part I | Thursday, April 19, 2018 | 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Completed
    • Part II |  Monday, August 13, 2018 | 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. (during class) or
      Wednesday, August 15, 2018 | 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
    • Room 216
    • Contact person| Becky Thomas

    Wayne College 
    Foundation to Concentration & Advanced Standing |

    • Part I |  Wednesday, April 18, 2018 | 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.  Completed
    • Part II  | Wednesday, August 1, 2018 | 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. 
    • Location | Wayne College Campus | Room A 226
    • Contact person: Lisa Crites

    Field students entering their Foundation year - Fall 2018

    Akron Campus Students only
    All incoming full-time students are required to attend Part I & Part II mandatory Field Practicum Orientation

    • Part I: Friday, May 18, 2018 | 1:00-4:00pm 
    • Part II: Saturday, August 25, 2018 | 10:00 am–1:00 pm           
    • Location: Polsky 497
    • Contact person: Becky Thomas

      Wayne College  Campus Students Only

      • Part I | Wednesday, April 18, 2018 | 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.  Completed
      • Part II | Wednesday, August 1, 2018 | 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. 
      • Location | Wayne College Campus | Room A 226
      • Contact person | Lisa Crites

      Orientation Pre-Placement Activities

      Students preparing to enter Field Education

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            Field Placement Schedules (to secure a field placement by programs

      • Locate Field Placement Schedule -Incoming Foundation Students including P/T First Placement |Akron Campus - word version ; pdf |Placement due week of 8.20.18
      • Locate Field Placement Schedule - Incoming Advanced Standing Students | Akron Campus - word version; pdf | Placement due by Friday, 7.13.18
      • Locate Field Placement Schedule - All Incoming Foundation & Continuing Students | Wayne College - word version ; pdf version| Placement due dates coming soon
      • Locate Field Placement Schedule - All Continuing Students- Concentration including P/T Second Placement |Akron & Lakewood Campuses - word versionpdf version | Placement due by Friday, 4.20.18
      • Locate Field Placement Schedule- Incoming Spring Lakewood Students in First Semester Only - word version ; pdf version | Placement due by  Friday, 1.12.18

        Required Field Forms- follow field placement schedule

      • MSW Electronic Field Application  - All entering & continuing students should have an updated application on file. This form is completed & electronically submitted by student learner. | word; pdf
      • Prior to Interview Choice (All programs) Form - This document requires electronic submission by student learner after review of Agency Roster - No interviews scheduled at the time of required submission of this form. | wordpdf 
      • After Interview Choice (All programs) Form - This document requires electronic submission by student learner after completion of two interviews. | wordpdf
      • Social Work All Programs Field Placement Agency Acceptance Form - This document requires electronic submission by field instructor/field agency on behalf of students scheduled to begin their field education experience. | wordpdf
      • Field At Place of Employment Proposal (all programs) (FAPE) - This document requires electronic completion and submission by student learner if student is interested in having their field placement at their place of employment. | wordpdf
      • FERPA Form - The Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act - Link to U.S. Dept of Education | allows eligible students certain rights with respect to their educational records
      • Field Manual/Code of Ethics Acknowledgment 
      • NASW Code of Ethics- Read prior to submitting FERPA & Field Manual/Code of Ethics Acknowledgement Forms
      • 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 placements available for both undergraduate and graduate students. 

      • Search by Agency Name,  Program type, County, Practice Areas, & Agency Availability (coming soon)

      • Identified an agency that is not on this list? No problem. Check to ensure that there is a master 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.

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      Concentration students interested in a VA (Veterans Administration) Field Placement for Fall 2018| Submit paperwork by Thursday, February 15, 2018 | Closed

      • All Campuses - Inform Professor Becky Thomas of your interest
      • Read the VA's FAQ page| pdf;word
      • Complete VA Application and submit to Professor Becky Thomas | pdfword
      • Deadline to Professor Thomas by Thursday, 2/15/18. 
      • Student applications will be forwarded to the VA by Friday, 2/16/18
      • Approved matches scheduled by mid- March 2018 | Student learners will be notified

      Interested in the Child Welfare Workforce Professional Education Program (CWWPEP)

      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 & Treatment of uncomplicated illness & injury;
        Immunizations/Tuberculin skin testing; Academically required physical examinations; and
        Referral assistance for health concerns beyond the scope of this 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 Becky Thomas 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.).  Beginning Spring 2014, the School of Social Work will encourage all students to purchase liability insurance. 

      • Social Work Trainee License- NEW PROCESS
        Applying for a Social Worker Trainee License? - free trainee license available for each academic year while active in your field placement.  
        Upon completion of online application:
      • contact your field contact person who will compose an email regarding your application for trainee license along with your assigned field placement and send to the CSWMFT Board verifying your educational and placement status with the School of Social Work.  OR
      • students can also take a screenshot of their course schedule and send to the CSWMFT Board.
      • Students should attach the screenshot or the email from their field contact person to their online trainee license application.
      • Field Contacts:  Wayne students - Lisa Crites | Lakewood students - Becky Thomas | Akron Students - Becky Thomas 
      • A BCI (state) & FBI (national) criminal records check will be required to obtain your Trainee License - cost  ~$60. for both. On-campus fingerprinting and background checks available- The University of Akron Police Department/Campus Police 

      Interview Preparation & Acknowledgement

      Field Education Manual/Field Syllabi

      Students currently in their Field Placement/Practicum

       Learning Contract 

      • EPAS 2015 Example Learning Contract - Foundation | pdf; word
      • EPAS 2015 Example Learning Contract - Concentration - Micro | pdf; word
      • EPAS 2015 Example Learning Contract | Concentration - Macro | pdf; word

      Documentation of Field Hours | Time & Task Logs

      Student Field Evaluation Forms

      • EPAS 2015 Example Student Evaluation -Foundation | pdf; word
      • EPAS 2015 Example Student Evaluation - Concentration- Micro | pdf; word
      • EPAS 2015 Example Student Evaluation | Concentration - Macro | pdf; word

      MSW Licensure Exam Prep Information

      Professional Credentials & Exam Types

      Required Criminal Background Check - a BCI (state) and/or FBI (national) criminal record checks are available on UA campus -fingerprinting and background checks available-The University of Akron Police Department/Campus Police  under $60. for both BCI & FBI.


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