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The Director of Field Education is responsible for the overall administration of the field education component for the School of Social Work. This involves working with field supervisors, faculty members, and students. Tasks include placing social work students in field sites; establishing student orientation to field; setting field policies, procedures, and standards; developing all forms from the student application process to the student evaluation process; creating field seminar materials; evaluating and maintaining field placement sites; coordinating and consulting with faculty liaisons; providing orientation and training to field supervisors; and maintaining accreditation standards for field education. Our goal is to create educational partnerships with community agencies/organizations that afford outstanding experiential opportunities for all involved parties.
The Director of Field Education chairs the Field Education Advisory Board. The purpose of the advisory board, comprised of field supervisors, is to strengthen the link between social work education and community-based social work practice by providing an ongoing opportunity for field supervisors to have input into the field education component of the social work curriculum. The advisory board holds formal meetings and communicates as necessary through e-mail. Any changes, recommendations, or field concerns from students, faculty, and field supervisors are addressed at advisory board meetings.
The field director represents Georgia State University in the Field Education Collaborative, which is comprised of social work field directors from other educational institutions. The purpose of this Field Education Collaborative is to identify and engage in collaborative activities in order to strengthen the relationships between the schools and the community. The goal is to combine the schools’ resources in providing effective and efficient field education services and training opportunities to all field sites and field supervisors.