Welcome Agency Field Instructors!
This page is designed specifically for you, the field instructor, and includes the required information and tools necessary for a successful field experience for all parties involved.
The Field Instructor Orientation, provided to you on-line, offers information about The College of St. Scholastica, our social work program, the field curriculum, how to create a performance plan, the field evaluation process, and tools needed for supervision of an intern. The video provides a link to the Field Instructor Data Sheet which elicits information to comply with our accreditation standards.
**Please note that the Agency Questionnaire needs to be completed prior to completing the Field Instructor Data Sheet. The link to this document can be found on the Agency and Community Partners page.
Our on-line field matching program stores information about the agencies we partner with and the field instructors with in each agency. This data is used to match students to agencies that meet their specific areas of interest.
Contact information can be found at the bottom of the page should you need any assistance during the course of our partnership.
The Field Instructor Orientation will cover the material outlined in The College of St. Scholastica's Field Instruction Manual (see link below)
Length - This orientation is 48 minutes from start to finish. It is a timed power point presentation.
Directions- To view this orientation you will need to open it up in a web browser. Some web browsers have difficulty with this orientation.* If you are not able to open the link please contact your CSS Field Faculty Representative and they will assist you.
*Some browers require you to hit your page up/down button or to move the scroll bar on the left up/down in order to start the presentation.
This orientation will be broken up into 3 sections. You may view each section by clicking on the section title. It is highly recommended that all Field Instructors view the Orientation in its entirety prior to accepting a student from our Field Education Program.
Section 1 - Roles and Responsibilities -- 12 minutes
Section 2 - Field Program Overview -- 14 minutes
Section 3 - Performance Plan Development, Evaluation Process and Supervision -- 22 minutes
The Field Instructor Data Sheet is to be completed after viewing the Field Instructor Orientation. By completing this form you will earn 1 CEU of supervision hours. A link to this form can be found in the Field Instructor Orientation.
The Field Instruction Manual is a resource to refer back to with any questions you may have about the field program. The manual covers the same materials as the online Field Instructor Orientation.
The Field Description documents outline the required hours, level of supervision and academic requirements needed at each respective level of field.
The Social Work Competency Rubric is used to create and evaluate a student's performance plan. This rubric will be provided to you at the initial site visit.
Helping Students Get a Good Start is a useful guide to orient students to your agency.
The Agency Evaluation of Field Placement Experience is a document that you will be asked to complete at the end of an internship experience. Your feedback regarding the field process and orientation to our program is very valuable to us.
Additional field forms and documents can be found at: http://www.css.edu/Academics/School-of-Health-Sciences/Social-Work/Field-Program/Current-Field-Students.html
Duluth Campus: Michelle Robertson 218-723-7018 email@example.com
St. Paul campus: Richard Coleman 651-403-8631 firstname.lastname@example.org
Brainerd campus: Tracy Jeremiason 218-855-8004 email@example.com
Bois Forte/FDLTCC campus: Cindy Donner 218-625-4924 firstname.lastname@example.org