Social Work Education

 View Only
  • 1.  Course Fees/Field Instructor Stipends

    Posted Oct 16, 2023 13:11

    Hello!  I am wondering if I could get some input from other Field Directors of BSW programs regarding these topics?

    Do you have fees attached to SOWK captioned courses in your program and if so, what are the things these are used for? 

     Do you have fees attached to courses that have internships/practicums built into them?  If so, what are the variety of things these fees might be used for?

    Finally, for your field instructors for those who do block placements (ranging from 20-40 hours a week for a student across one or two semesters) do you provide a stipend and if so, what is the monetary range?

    We are a smaller program and have not required fees from our students in the past and have not provided stipends for Field Instructors.  We are experiencing a necessity to begin doing this and I would appreciate your feedback. 

    Lisa Pay, MSW< LCSW

    Director of Field

    Anderson University - Anderson, IN


    Lisa Pay
    Director of Field (BSW program)
    Anderson University
    Anderson IN

  • 2.  RE: Course Fees/Field Instructor Stipends

    Posted Oct 17, 2023 09:26

    Hello! Our program does not have any additional fees attached to internships/practicums. As a department we pay for IPT (the system we use to track internship forms). We do not provide any stipends for students or agencies, though we certainly support agencies who can provide stipends for students. Our faculty in BSW receive 2 credits to teach seminar (we cap our courses at 8 students) and then there is a formula for liaisons (again this is handled by faculty). The liaison formula is: 1-4 students = 1 credit, 5-6 students = 2 credits, 7-8 students = 3 credits, 9-11 students = 4 credits, etc. Hope this information is helpful!

    Dana Holcomb, DSW, LMSW-Clinical
    Associate Professor and Director of Field
    Ferris State University
    Big Rapids, MI 49307

  • 3.  RE: Course Fees/Field Instructor Stipends

    Posted Oct 17, 2023 10:54
    Thank you, Dana - your feedback was helpful!


    Lisa D. Pay, LCSW, MSW
    Director of Field Social Work Program/ Professor of Social Work
    Department of Social Work, Criminal Justice, & Family Science 
    o: 765-641-4510  |
    Anderson University | 1100 E. Fifth St, Anderson, IN 46012

    Graduates of faith, Christian ethics, decency, a commitment to hard work, integrity, professionalism, and a heart for service. If you think the world could use more people like this, won't you consider a gift?  Give to AU