SW 431 Field Instruction Seminar II
SP 2012 HO
Bachman, Gary E.
Tues: 9:00-10:00 & 1:00 -2:15, Weds. 9-12,
office (816) 584-6504
cell (913) 634-4976
January 9 – May 4, 2012
11:35 - 12:50 PM
Admission to the major & completion of SW420 &421
Optional Course Textbook: The Social Work Practicum, The Guide and Workbook for Students Garthwait, C. ISBN: 0-205-40802-8 (multiple copies of this text are on reserve in the library)
Additional Resources: Additional resources will be posted in the "doc sharing" file on the course e-Companion site.
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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 professionals be prepared to efficiently and critically consider human behavior and the social 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 and their communities, 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:
Students will complete two process recordings during the semester, turning them in to the field seminar instructor.
Scoring: NOTE: A grade of “C” or better is required in this course for completion of the BSW Degree. A= consistently exceeds all course learning objectives in a timely manner B= meets or exceed all course learning objectives C= meets minimum course learning objectives D= fails to attain minimum course objectives - may be allowed to retake this course with faculty consent.
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 course.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: This is a profession course. Students are expected to conduct themselves accordingly.
Topics & readings
J Jan. 17
Review of course requirements, assignments and opportunities.
Discussion / TBD
J Jan. 24
Discussion regarding applying for graduate school. Advance standing, references, schools, GREs… Missouri Housing Development Commission - Homeless “Point in Time Count” Guest Speakers (Park University / UMKC –MSW Graduates)
J Jan. 31
Resume Writing and Job Search tips. Updated Learning Contracts are due
Review of professional licensure Requirements in Kansas & Missouri The first “process recording” is due. Missouri NASW Licensure Prep course $$ Discussion
Wed. Feb 22
Review of Process recordings
Missouri NASW “Advocacy Day at the Capital” $$
Discussion / TBD
Wed. Feb. 29
Kansas NASW Legislative Day (@Washburn University & State House / Topeka) free
Wed. March 2
Wed. March 2
Meeting with Juniors SW students to discuss field internships.
NASW Legislative Action Day @ Washburn University in Topeka
Missouri Assoc. of Social Welfare: Legislative Advocacy Day is 3/2 in Jefferson City)
No field seminar class today.
spring break 3/11-18
Missouri NASW Symposium, Lake Ozark, Mo. $$
The Assoc. of Baccalaureate S. W. Program Directors, Portland, 0regon $$
“Social Work Ethics” and “Professional Ethics” exercises on pgs 165 -169.
Oklahoma NASW Conference (Norman OK.)
Final Process Recording is due.
NOTE: Recomendations for "Field Instructor of the Year" and peer recomendations for "Field Student of the Year" are due by April 5.
Review & open discussion of “organizational transformation projects,” job searches, and the terror of not knowing everything you think you need to know!!!
Fri. Apr. 20
The Senior Field Coloquium 8:30-am -1pm. (seniors are required to attend)
An updated Resume and “Letter of Intent” due 4/26.
Last class meeting: review and wrap –up.
No Thursday class
The Heart of Safety: Compassionate Self Defense KC Mo. NASW $$
No final: But all field hours and program assessments are due NO LATER
than Thursday May 10. These plus all student evaluations must be completed prior to the posting of grades in this class.
Commencement / Graduation
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 93
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 93
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 96
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:1/13/2012 10:04:55 AM