On this page, we have compiled the information and forms students and field supervisors will most often need to reference. Students will find links to assist them in recording their field practicum hours, creating their learning plans and a variety of evaluation forms. Field supervisors will find forms to update the program on their agencies and personal credentials as well as evaluation forms. We also provide a link to our field manual and the general responsibilities for each party involved in a field placement for easy reference. Should you have any questions about the material on this page, please contact our field coordinator, Melissa Batalden Mendez, email@example.com.
- Field Manual
- Student, Practicum Site, Field Supervisor and Field Coordinator Responsibilities
- Important St. Olaf Field Dates 2021
- Practicum Time Sheet
- Student Information Form
- Sample Learning Plan
- Field Practicum Evaluation Final Student Section – Fall 2021
- Student Evaluation of Field Placement 2021
- 2021 Field Practicum Hours Verification
AGENCY FIELD SUPERVISORS
- Field Practicum Agency Information Form
- Field Supervisor Information Form
- Field Supervisor Feedback Form on St. Olaf Social Work Program
- Field Practicum Midterm Evaluation Form – Fall 2021
- Field Practicum Final Evaluation Form – Fall 2021
- 2021 Field Practicum Hours Verification – Supervisor
IMPORTANT FIELD PRACTICUM DATES 2021
St. Olaf College Social Work ProgramIMPORTANT FIELD PRACTICUM DATES 2021
St. Olaf College Social Work Program
Field Coordinator (Melissa) will have individual field check in meetings with field instructors
during the weeks of August 23rd and August 30th in preparation for students beginning their agency
Sept. 9 (Thurs) Classes begin for students. All students will be back in town for orientations,
background checks and the like as needed.
**Sept. 14 (Tue) First day of practicum for students (agency orientation)
Also Sept 21 & 28 (8 hours each day)
Note: Students have classes several hours each day Mon, Wed, Thurs, and Fri. They will go to the
agencies on Tuesdays only.
**Tuesday Sept. 28th Field Supervisors Support and Information Meeting with Zoom 3:00-
Zoom invite will be sent out closer to the date.
Oct 4th (Mon) Full-time Field Practicum Begins
Full-time means 40 hours per week of quality, generalist social work activities, primarily focused
on and involving contact with clients—individuals, families, groups, organizations and the
community; if the agency considers 37 ½ hours “full time” the student is responsible for
scheduling appropriate activities to “make up” the remaining 2 ½ hours per week.
Total hours required for BSW internship: 400 hours minimum
Seminars for students: Mondays 6:30-9:30 pm starting October 4th
Oct. 18 and 19th* (Mon & Tues) St. Olaf Fall Break –
Note: Students with placements in MN schools will take the break when the schools break for The
Education Minnesota Professional Conference (formerly MEA).
Nov. 2nd (Tues) Field Instructor/Task Supervisor Check In
An optional Field Instructor/Task Supervisor meeting will be on Tuesday, Nov 2nd from 3-4pm via Zoom. In this meeting we’ll check in with one another, talk about later stages of internships, share strategies and ideas for supervision, and discuss the mid-term evaluation of your student that will be due the following week on Monday, Nov 8th. CEUs will be available.
Nov. 8th (Mon) Mid-term evaluations due
Nov. 24-28 (Wed-Fri)* St. Olaf Thanksgiving Break
Note: Students short on hours should plan to work on Wednesday, Nov 24, and have break on Thursday
*The Program acknowledges Fall and Thanksgiving breaks as official college breaks and does
not generally require practicum attendance, but encourages students to consider responsibilities to
clients and the agency and to use one or more of these days, if necessary, to fulfill required hours.
Dec. 14 (Tues) Field Supervisor Recognition Celebration – 4:00-5:00 pm
Field Supervisors are invited to a “thank-you” meeting with the students on campus. Supervisors
and students are invited to enjoy dinner together in the cafeteria following this meeting.
Dec. 14 (Tues) Last day of scheduled classes
Students are required to fulfill responsibilities at the agency through this date and should have
completed the minimum 400 clock hours by this date. Students may continue until the end of
final exams on Tuesday, Dec 21st for programmatic reasons, such as completing the school term
or some other similar responsibility. If needed, agencies and students will work with St. Olaf
Field Coordinator to arrange for other accommodations.