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Posted By Shenita Williams Feb 16, 2024 14:13
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Hi Kayla, How many MSW/BSW students do you have? We currently have about 650 students in field each semester. Therefore, we use community embedded faculty who are paid at the same rate as a traditional instructor. ------------------------------ Shenita Williams Director of Field Education Virginia ...
Posted By Shenita Williams Feb 16, 2024 14:11
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Hi Kat, What semesters are students admitted into the actual program? ------------------------------ Shenita Williams Director of Field Education Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, VA 804-828-0708 ------------------------------
Posted By Shenita Williams Feb 16, 2024 14:04
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Hi Kimberly, Our field liaisons, community embedded faculty, are paid per a caseload of students. For example, a full load of students is from 17-19 students. They are paid at the same per credit (3) rate as a traditional instructor. We are currently reviewing this practice. Also, we do not have a ...
Posted By Shenita Williams Feb 12, 2024 20:52
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Hi all, How do programs with 500+ students structure their seminar courses? I am in the process of exploring a seminar class for our school. If anyone is willing to share the structure of their seminar courses, I would appreciate it. We have appx. 40 liaisons (community embedded faculty-adjunct). We ...
Posted By Shenita Williams Feb 03, 2024 23:16
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Hi everyone, Our process is different and frankly, most of the time when an agency has terminated a student it is too late for us to intervene or after we (the liaison) has attempted to find a resolution. We ask agencies to follow our process with challenges for the purpose of seeking a resolution ...
Posted By Shenita Williams Dec 10, 2023 07:42
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Hi Lindsey, I have been thinking along the same lines as you. At present I have students complete a Google form that asks them targeted questions about the termination. I have another Google form that the liaison completes. The questions are similar to that of the students. As instructors of record ...
Posted By Shenita Williams Dec 07, 2023 06:02
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Hi Natalie and colleagues, Our policy is very similar to what Dana and Lindsey have outlined. I am attaching a copy of what we provide to the students and to the employment site. Frankly, this is still a work in progress for us. I dealt with a situation earlier this semester where the student was ...
Posted By Shenita Williams Dec 07, 2023 06:01
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Posted By Shenita Williams Oct 11, 2023 20:02
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Hi Sibyl, Quick question-who establishes the evaluation criteria? ------------------------------ Shenita Williams Director of Field Education Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, VA 804-828-0708 ------------------------------
Posted By Shenita Williams Sep 13, 2023 06:54
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Hello! Are there ever any situations where there can be an exception made for the educational background for a field instructor. I know this is a stretch, but...the field instructor has a Bachelor's degree in psychology. They have a MSW, but have only held it for one year. Thoughts on their ability to ...
Posted By Shenita Williams Sep 13, 2023 06:50
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Hello from Virginia! I am trying to place a BSW student in Bend, Oregon. We have had no luck! If anyone has any knowledge of any viable agencies in the area, please contact me. Thank you in advance. sewilliams2@vcu.edu. ------------------------------ Shenita Williams Director of Field Education Virginia ...
Posted By Shenita Williams Jul 23, 2023 12:10
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Good morning Warren, I have been in this position for one year. At present my University only has 1 full time faculty liaison. Over the course of 5-7 years we have shifted away from the liaison position being full time faculty. The caseload for FT is 64 students per semester. This person provides some ...
Posted By Shenita Williams Jul 08, 2023 10:46
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Hi all, I am wondering if anyone has any suggested guidelines for the number of field students an adjunct field liaison should have on their caseload. I am at a large institution and we use appx 35-40 adjunct field liaisons who on average have a caseload of 14-18 students (and some do double loads). ...
Posted By Shenita Williams Jun 21, 2023 11:10
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Good morning, We only allow students to complete agency orientations and trainings (anything necessary for onboarding) prior to the start of the semester. Those hours count towards their required field hours. ------------------------------ Shenita Williams Director of Field Education Virginia Commonwealth ...
Posted By Shenita Williams Jun 14, 2023 22:23
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Hi Tracy, I am responding to bring this thread back to the top of the radar. We do not offer 100% remote field placements unless there are extenuating circumstance, such as geographical location (rural, outside of a 30 mile radius from the student). However, students have continued to ask for remote ...
Posted By Shenita Williams Jun 03, 2023 10:27
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Hi Katharine, I am the Director of Field for both MSW and BSW programs. Feel free to email me at sewilliams2@vcu.edu if you would like to chat. ------------------------------ Shenita Williams Director of Field Education Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, VA 804-828-0708 ----------------- ...
Posted By Shenita Williams May 24, 2023 10:47
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Hi Tamlyn, For the very reason that you are asking this question, I have slowed down our use of EFIs (external field instructors). I am going to follow this thread in the event that someone else is able to provide a response to your question. ------------------------------ Shenita Williams Director ...
Posted By Shenita Williams May 19, 2023 16:42
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Hi Claire--I am circling back to this. Can you say more about "We also allow sites to provide off-site supervision if they have a qualified supervisor in a different department/office location or a vetted volunteer committed to the organization." ------------------------------ Shenita Williams Director ...
Posted By Shenita Williams Mar 01, 2023 08:41
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Hi Traci, I came across this thread as I was searching for information on field advisory boards. Would you mind sharing with me the purpose and structure of your board? What topics do they/have they addressed? ------------------------------ Shenita Williams Director of Field Education Virginia Commonwealth ...
Posted By Shenita Williams Feb 27, 2023 08:49
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Hi Michelle, Great question...I am following this thread in the event that someone shares a response. ------------------------------ Shenita Williams Director of Field Education Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, VA 804-828-0708 ------------------------------