SW 421 Field Instruction Seminar I
FA 2009 HO
Bachman, Gary E.
Associate Professor, & Director of Field
Tues. 8:30-10:00A & 1:30-3:00P, Thursday 9A-12P & 1:30-2:30P, Wednesday 9:00-12noon (or by arrangement)
cell 913 339-6758
August 18- December11, 2009
11:35 - 12:50 PM
concurrent enrollment in SW420
Textbook: Recommended Textbook: The Social Work Practicum, The Guide and Workbook for Students, Garthwait, C. ISBN: 0-205-40802-8
Additional Resources: Assignments and additional readings will be available under "Doc Share" at the course e-Companion web site. www.parkonline.org
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Social work as a profession emerged in response to the many challenges, inequalities and threats to societies and the world’s most vulnerable populations. The demographic of those populations is constantly evolving, as is the nature of challenges that increasingly confront us all.
It is vitally important that social work students be prepared to efficiently and critically consider their environment in order to identify, strategize, and communicate an appropriate response to the matters before them. This is as true in business, science, education and government service as it is in social work.
It is the intent of the faculty in the Department of Social Work to facilitate learners in the acquisition of such knowledge as will serve them, their families, their communities, and the world, throughout their lives. Through the semester, world and local events will occur which may influence our academic, personal, or professional pursuits. In light of such circumstances, the instructor reserves the right to amend the schedule of study.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: Two presentations, Two Process Recordings, Weekly Journal notes, regular attendance and participation. CO refers to course objectives met, noted in parenthesis. Guidelines for assignments are posted on the course e-Companion site.
(40 pts) Presentation of an in depth review of the field agency in which they are assigned. (CO 2)
(40 pts) Presentation of a comprehensive case review. (CO1-6)
(40 pts) Weekly e-Companion journal (CO1-6) (1pt/per wk1-8, 2pts per wk 9-14. Entries must post no later than Tuesday of the following week for credit.)
(25 pts / each) Two Process Recordings. (CO1-6)
Late Submission of Course Materials: Assignments are due at the beginning of the class on the date indicated. In the event of an absence, assignments may be submitted to the instructor electronically. The student remains responsible for lost, misdirected or incompatible formatting of electronic submissions. In extenuating circumstances (as determined by the instructor) and with timely notification an exception may or may not be granted. Assignments not submitted on time will receive a deduction of 10% of the possible score per day. If you ever have a question about any assignment or expectation in this course, please contact the instructor in a timely manner. Please be aware that there is no extra credit work in this course.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: This is a professional course. Students are expected to behave in a responsible & professional manner.
Course Schedule: 15 weeks / 225 hours
( NOTE: The assignments listed here include those for SW421 field Seminar.)
Week 1 Review of text, course expectations, and assignments: “Learning Contracts,” “Practice Presentations,” and “Agency Presentations” will be discussed.
8/28 Field Workshop @ Park University – McCoy Meeting House 8:30A- 1P
Week 2 Review of learning contracts. Read and be prepared to discuss in class, Copies of these assignments will be posted on the course “e-Companion.” Workbook Ch.1 “The Purpose of Practicum”, Ch. 2 “School, Agency & Student Expectations,” Assignments: 3 “Planning to Learn,” & 4 “Getting Started” and the exercises on pgs. 4-9 & pg. 17. (These exercises will be useful in finalizing individualized learning contracts.)
Week 3 Learning Contracts are Due. Read / be prepared to discuss in class Workbook Ch. 4 & 8 and exercises on pgs. 36-38 & 84-90. (These exercises will become the basis for class presentations.)
Week 4 Agency Presentations. Read / be prepared to discuss in class, Workbook Ch. 5 “Using Supervision” & exercise on pg. 48-51.
Week 5 Agency Presentations
Week 6 Read and be prepared to discuss in class, Workbook Ch.13 & 14
“SW Ethics”& “Professional Ethics” exercises on pgs.165-169, & 177-180
Week 7* Read and be prepared to discuss in class, Workbook Ch. 6
“Personal Safety” and exercise on pg. 60-61.
(*Mid semester evaluations / agency visits will be scheduled between 10/01 & 10/09.)
Week 8* Agency Presentations. Assignments: First Process Recording is due. Read & be prepared to discuss, Workbook Ch. 7 “Communications” & exercise on page 72-74.
FALL RECESS no seminar is scheduled
Week 9 Practice Presentations
Week 10 Practice Presentations. Read and be prepared to discuss in class, Workbook Ch.9 “The Community Context of Practice” and the exercise on pg. 98-105
Week 11 Practice Presentations. Read and be prepared to discuss in class, workbook Ch. 10, “The Social Problem Context of Practice.”
Week 12 Practice Presentations
Week 13 Second Process Recording is due
Week 14* Read and be prepared to discuss in class, Workbook Ch.17, “Evaluation of Student Performance” and the exercise on pg. 222-22 “Program Objectives - Outcomes Assessment” due prior to final site visits.
*Mid Year evaluations / end of semester agency visits will be scheduled 11/23 -12/10.
Week 15* Evaluations and plans for next semester will be discussed. Final evaluations and end of semester agency visits are completed.
Week 16* Finals Week – There will be no final exam in this course.
You must have completed all 225 hours in your field agency by Thursday 12/10.
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95Regular classroom attendance is both expected and essential for the attainment of course objectives. Material not found in the text will be presented and discussed in class. Absences detract from your learning as well as that of others.
Disability Guidelines:Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .
Last Updated:8/17/2009 2:26:57 PM