SW 420 Field Instruction I
FA 2011 HO
Bachman, Gary E.
Associate Professor & Director of Field Education
T/T 9:30-10A & 1:30-3:30 M/W 9:30-12 or by arrangement
cell (913)634-4976 (does not work if I am in the underground)
August 18- December08, 2011
Your weekly schedule is to be determined in collaboration with your agency based field instructor. You must complete 225 in the agency hours over the course of the semester. (This
Admission to the Social Work Major, and permission of instructor. Co-requisite: SW310 & SW421.
Textbook: The Social Work Practicum, The Guide and Workbook for Students, Garthwait, C. ISBN: 0-205-40802-8 (You do not need to purchase this text: Copies are on reserve in the library. PDF copies of the assignments are in the Doc Sharing File)
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: (Field Experience): In the first three weeks of the semester, the student will complete a learning contract as described in the Field Handbook. A template for the contract is available on the course e-Companion web site. Assessment by the Agency Based Field Instructor will be an ongoing process through out the semester. Assessment will reflect the students’ acquisition of competencies identified in the learning contract as well as the instructors assessment of the students overall performance. Student attainment of specified competencies in both Field Seminar and Field Instruction will be formally assessed at the mid point and the end of the semester. The description of requisite competencies is included at the end of this syllabi.
The Department of Social Work Field Director will visit the agency at least once during the semester to meet jointly with the field instructor and student. The Field Director will assign the final grade for the course based upon a joint meeting with the student and the field instructor. Students will however be informed at any time there is evidence that their performance is unsatisfactory. The learning contract may be revised to include specific goals that must be achieved prior to the end of the semester evaluation to achieve a "passing" grade.
Students are expected to submit a weekly journal note regarding the field experience through the e-Companion site. Students are also expected to keep written track of the hours spent in their field agency assignments as well as a log of issues addressed in weekly supervision. Time sheets are due at mid-term and at the end of the semester.
(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) ( You may use one of the templates available from the doc Share file, or one specific to your agency.)
(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) (A template for these process recordings is posted in the Doc. Share file.)
(30 pts) Attendance and Participation. Assignments relevant to issues identified in seminar may be added. (CO1-6)
This professional field experience is graded essentially as a pass (A) or fail (F.) The determination of whether a pass or fail grade is issued will be based upon the agency based field instructors completion of a standardized periodic assessment and a discussion of that assessment instrument between the field instructor, the student and the director of field education. The assignment of a grade is at the discretion of the Director of Field Education. Removal from a field agency for violation of agency policy including absenteeism, tardiness, or unprofessional conduct may result in your removal from the field experience and an F for the semester. Removal from the field experience for violation of the NASW professional code of ethics may result in removal from the field experience, the issuance of a grade of "F" in the course and possibly dismissal from the BSW degree program.
Late Submission of Course Materials: Assignments in field may be expected to have some measure of impact upon clients, the field supervisor and / or the agency. Any assignments must be completed in a timely manner. Failure to complete assignments in a timely manner may be expected to result in termination of the field experience and failure of this five hour course.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
This is a professional course. Students are expected to behave in a responsible & professional manner.
8/17 Field Workshop @– Park University Distance Learning Classroom 8:30A- 1:15P
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 09/27 & 10/06.)
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 11/22 -12/09.
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 12/09.
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 students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93As a students enrolled in this professional course, you should make every effort to become familiar with the NASW Code of Ethics as you are accountable to these standrds. Academic dishonesty represents a violation of that professional code.
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. from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93Plagerism also represents a violation of ethical principles described in the NASW Code of Ethics.
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 96Students are required to complete 225 hours at the field agency in the course of this 15 week semester. The schedule should average 15 hours a week over the course of the semester. Students do not need to be on site on declared holidays or during weather emergencies, but must complete the entire 225 hours before the end of the semester. It is the students obligation to keep track of the hours worked. In collaboration with the agency based field instructor a schedule will be established indicating the days and hours in which the student is expected to be present in the practice setting. Although this is an educational experience, students are expected to abide by all appropriate agency rules and regulations including time in and time out. The agency may or may not have a dress code, but Social Work Students will dress professionally and appropriate to the work site.
In the event of an unforeseen emergency, it is the students responsibility to notify (or facilitate the notification of) the agency based field instructor and the Department of Social Work – Director of Field of the circumstance's. Immediately. Chronic tardiness, absences, behavior in contrast to the NASW Code of Ethics, or violation of agency protocol may be expected to result in termination of the field experience and failure of this five hour course.
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 .
Attachments:SW Competencies in Generalist PracticeQuestions from the field competency evaluation.Rubric
Last Updated:8/12/2011 4:04:11 PM