. Apply critical thinking skills to practice.
2. Adoption of values and ethics to practice.
3. Demonstrate the professional use of self.
4. Understand oppression and discrimination and apply skills which promote social and economic justice.
5. Understand the nature of the social work profession and its current structures and issues.
6. Apply the knowledge and skills of generalist social work practice to both micro and macro levels.
7. Apply bio-psycho-social knowledge within a theoretical framework to practice with systems of all sizes.
8. Evaluate research and apply findings to practice.
9. Commit to continued professional growth.
10. Function professionally within an organizational environment.
A learning contract which outlines your goals and objectives for your field placement is to be developed in consultation with your field instructor. If during the year, you feel you need to re-negotiate this contract, the field instructor should be involved. You will be graded on your progress toward meeting the objectives of your learning contract.
a. Field Supervisor’s evaluation of your performance and professional growth.
b. Your evaluation of your placement supervisor and agency.
Students must complete a minimum of 200 hours in the Practicum during the semester, and these hours must be verified by the Field Instructor. Completion of these 200 hours must occur no later than the end of week 14.
Students are expected to keep a daily log of your observations during Field hours. These logs should include tasks and activities, types of clients seen, and your thoughts and feelings about your observations. Please do not include any information that would violate confidentiality of the client.
540-600 points = A
480-539 points = B
360-419 points = C
90% of ratings are five = A or 200 points
90% of ratings are four = B or 160 points
90% or ratings are three = C or 100 points
A field grade less than C is considered failing and the practicum will have to be repeated.
Each unexcused absence will result in subtraction of 50 points from the student’s accumulated total at the end of the course. An absence will be considered officially excused if the student:
a. Presents a written excuse from the Office of Student Affairs.
b. Presents a written excuse from a physician.
c. Presents written documentation of attending a mandatory function (e.g., basketball team, band, etc.)
d. Obtains permission from the instructor in advance of the absence.