SW431 Field Instruction Seminar II

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Mission Statement: Park University provides access to a quality higher education experience that prepares a diverse community of learners to think critically, communicate effectively, demonstrate a global perspective and engage in lifelong learning and service to others.

Vision Statement: Park University, a pioneering institution of higher learning since 1875, will provide leadership in quality, innovative education for a diversity of learners who will excel in their professional and personal service to the global community.


SW 431 Field Instruction Seminar II


SP 2013 HO


Bachman, Gary E.

Class Days


Class Time

10:10 - 11:25 AM

Credit Hours


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Course Description:
SW431 Field Instruction Seminar II: Integrates agency-based learning in the second Field Instruction placement with classroom-based learning. 1:0:1 Prerequisites: SW420, SW421, Social Work Major and permission of instructor. Co-requisite: SW430

Educational Philosophy:

     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

  1. Demonstrate the integration of classroom knowledge into the field experience.
  2. Consistently demonstrates the application of social work values in direct and in-direct practice.
  3. Effectively present practice situations and professional dilemmas encountered in field.
  4. Consistently conducts appropriate self evaluation of practice behavior.
  5. Actively and constructively contributes in a peer environment to the enhancement of professional behavior. 
  6. Appropriately seeks, accept, and apply supervision and peer guidance.
  7. Recognizes and seeks opportunities for ongoing professional learning.

Core Assessment:

Link to Class Rubric


Evaluation: Consider “field” as the place to try new thoughts and ideas. That may mean taking some risks as well as excelling and having fun. This is your opportunity to not having to know it all. This is also an opportunity to think about who you are and what you want to do with your career, your part of society, and the issues that may hinder or propel you. You are expected to complete all assignments in this course in a timely manner. Every effort will be made to be fair and reasonable in grading your work and participation. If you have questions or concerns about this, please speak to the 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.

Grading:    A= 90-100 B= 80-89 C= 70-79 D= 60-69 F= 59-0

Updated learning contract: 10 points

Process Recording (2@ 20 points each)

Weekly e-Companion Journal (at least 11 entires over 11 separate weeks.) (20points)

Updated Resume & Letter of Introduction (to be kept on file) 20 points

Attendance and Participation 10 points

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:






J   Jan. 15

   Jan. 17

    Review of the “final semester.” Planning for graduation:  

    Resume Writing, letters of reference and Job Search tips.


J   Jan. 22

     Jan. 24

    Professional Licensure & Testing  Requirements Kansas & Missouri

 Guest Speakers (current MSW students from KU)


J    Jan. 29


   Updated Learning Contracts are due                                                                      Guest Speakers (current MSW students from UMKC)


     Feb. 05

Feb. 07

      Discussion of safety and risk mitigation in professional practice.  Workbook Ch. 6

      “personal Safety” and exercises on pgs 60 & 61 will be discussed. 

    Supervision Group 1


     Feb. 13



Wed. Feb 13

F    Feb. 15

 Ethical Challenges & Risk Mitigation: HIPAA, Mandated Reporting, Legal Obligations and the “Tarrasoff” decision. Workbook Chapters 13 & 14: “Social Work Ethics” & “Professional Ethics” exercises on pgs 165 -169. first “process recording” is due                                             Missouri NASW      “Advocacy Day at the Capital” $$                                                    Supervision Group 2


     Feb. 21

  Feb. 23

    Supervision Group 3


     Feb. 26

    Wed. Feb. 26

 Feb. 28

    Meeting with Juniors SW students to discuss field internships.

Missouri Assn. of social Welfare - Legislative Day –Jefferson City

Supervision Group 4


    Mar. 05

   Wed. March 2

     Mid—term evaluations to be completed this week: no seminar class.

NASW Legislative Action Day @ Washburn University in Topeka

spring break 3/09-17




The Assoc. of Baccalaureate S. W. Program Directors, Myrtle Beach, SC                   Missouri NASW Symposium, Lake Ozark, Mo.


    Mar. 19

     Mar. 21

“Merging the self and the Profession: ” Workbook Ch. 16 & exercise on pg235-237.       Supervision Group 1


   Mar. 26


    Mar. 28

Review & open discussion of “organizational transformation projects,”  job searches, and the terror of not knowing everything you think you need to know!!!!!                  Final Process Recording is due.

 Supervision Group 2


     Apr. 02

     Apr. 04

Exploration of style: What is your style of “helping?” Reflecting on the practices of field instructors, faculty, co-workers,  and peer.                                                               Supervision Group 3


     Apr. 09

     Apr. 11

 Open session –topic to be determined by class                                                                  Supervision Group 4


      Apr. 17

Fri. Apr. 19

   No Field Seminar this week.

  The Senior Field Coloquium 8:30-am -1pm. (seniors are required to attend) 


   Apr. 23

 Open session –topic to be determined by class                                                                  


 April 30

Final Group Meeting & Review  A copy of a current resume needs to be turned in         at this time and will be maintained as a part of your student file.


May 9

May 11

All field hours, and final evaluations must be completed and turned in by today.

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 95-96

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 95

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98

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 .


CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
 *Completes and submits weekly journal entries regarding the field experience via, “eCompanion.” CO1-5   
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Multicultural Interdisciplinary                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
 Journal entries address matters of:  *weekly activities CO1

*proposed topics for supervision CO4, 5,6  *examination of ethical issues CO2,3,4

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Multicultural Interdisciplinary                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
 *identifies ethical issues CO1,2,3  *identifies direct practice issues CO1-,5  *identifies supervisory issues CO4,6  *identifies relationships with agency professionals other than FI. CO4,6  *identifies relationships with agency support staff.  CO4,6  *identifies  contact with allied community agencies CO1   
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Multicultural Interdisciplinary                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
 *Is able to clearly explain the field agencies purpose and function. CO2  *Recognizes appropriate and applicable policy regarding direct service. CO1, 2  *Recognizes appropriate and applicable policy regarding indirect services. CO1, 2   
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Multicultural Interdisciplinary                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
 Recognizes and addresses practice issues in a manner that is consistent with  “generalist” social work practice. CO1,2   
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Multicultural Interdisciplinary                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
Whole Artiface                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
 Journal entries are generally free of spelling or grammatical errors.  *Uses acronymns and abbreviations appropriately. CO2  *Abides by all applicable agency policy. (such as HIPAA) and the NASW Code of Ethics related to disclosure of confidential information. CO2, 3   
 Effectively communicates current issues. Participates in a reciprical sharing of information & problem solving with the seminar instructor. CO6   


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