MSW Concentration Field Evaluation/Timesheet

The process for the MSW concentration field evaluation is similar to the foundation process. The MSW Concentration Field Evaluation consists of two parts: 1) evaluation criteria on which the student is rated, and 2) a brief narrative section that addresses the progress in student growth and development, outstanding characteristics of the student's efforts, and areas in which the student needs to improve. A timesheet is attached to the evaluation form.

The evaluation criteria are consistent with the objectives set forth in the field learning plan. Field instructors rate the student's progress with regard to each attribute and recommend an overall grade for each section and then for the total evaluation.

Students are also responsible for obtaining the evaluation form from the school's Web site, or the wall containers across from 2127 CL. Students are expected to actively participate in the evaluation process.

There are two variations for the MSW Competency Based Concentration Evaluation Forms: 1) Direct Practice with Individuals, Families, and Small Groups and 2) Community, Organization, and Social Action (COSA).

Students starting a new concentration Field Placement will use the Competency Based Evaluation.

Field instructors recommend grades to the field liaison based on the evaluation. A grade cannot be reported to the registrar without the completion of the evaluation and a review of the completed evaluation form by the field liaison. The completed form is to be returned to 2128 CL, or to the MSW Program Coordinator at UPB and UPJ.

Advanced standing students are considered to be concentration students.

 

To review concentration competency based Evaluations please see the below list:

Child Welfare Example

Mental Health Example – First Term Concentration Evaluation

Mental Health Example – Last Term Concentration Evaluation

Gerontology Example – First Term Concentration Evaluation

Gerontology Example – Last Term Concentration Evaluation

COSA – First Term Concentration Evaluation

COSA – Last Term Concentration Evaluation

Home School and Visitor – First Term Concentration Evaluation

Home School and Visitor – Last Term Concentration Evaluation

Field Liaison Visits

Field Liaisons from the School of Social Work visit both foundation and concentration students in field placement each term, except for the first term in field placement for non-advanced standing students, in which the field seminar serves as the liason visit.

Grades

Field Instructors recommend grades to the field liaison based on the evaluation. A grade of S (Satisfactory) or NC (Not Satisfactory) is given. A grade cannot be reported to the registrar without the completed field learning plan, monthly summary of hours for the term (time sheets), evaluation, and review of the evaluation by the field liaison.

Evaluation of Field Experience

At the end of the field experience, the student will be asked to evaluate the field site and field instructor. This form, which is distributed as a web survey, will be given to students near the end of their field experience.