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 2022
- Practicum Time Sheet
- Student Information Form
- Sample Learning Plan
- Field Practicum Evaluation Final Student Section – Fall 2022
- Student Evaluation of Field Placement 2022
- 2022 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 2022
- Field Practicum Final Evaluation Form – Fall 2022
- 2022 Field Practicum Hours Verification – Supervisor
IMPORTANT FIELD PRACTICUM DATES 2022
St. Olaf College Social Work ProgramIMPORTANT FIELD PRACTICUM DATES 2022
St. Olaf College Social Work Program
Field Coordinator (Melissa Mendez) will have individual field check in meetings with field
instructors during the weeks of August 29th and September 5th in preparation for students
beginning their agency orientations
Sept. 8 (Thurs) Classes begin for students. All students will be back in town for orientations,
background checks and the like as needed.
**Sept. 13 (Tue) First day of practicum for students (agency orientation)
Also Sept 20 & 27 (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 in Sept.
**Tuesday Sept. 27th Field Supervisors Support and Information Meeting with Zoom 3:00-
Zoom invite will be sent out closer to the date.
Oct 3rd (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
Field Seminars for students: Mondays 7-10 pm starting October 3rd
Oct. 17 and 18th* (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. 7th (Mon) Mid-term evaluations due
Nov. 23-27 (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. 13 (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. 13 (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.