Field Instructor Resources
The following resources will be helpful in supporting your work as a University of Maine School of Social Work Field Instructor.
Instructions for Completing Student Progress Evaluation Forms
The Student Progress Evaluation Form Instructions provides details on using the TK-20 system to enter information in your Student Progress Evaluation Form. All Field Staff – Field Instructors, Site Supervisors, and BSW/MSW External Consultants – will complete the Student Progress Evaluation Form.
Materials from the New Field Instructor Orientation:
The University of Maine Field Instructor Orientation (PDF) provides the slides for the PowerPoint presentation given at the New Field Instructor Orientation. Several articles are also provided at the orientation:
Developmental Stages in Field (PDF) describes the developmental stages of field education from the student’s perspective. Orientation Plan for Students (PDF) is a checklist for field instructors to consider in orienting students to their agencies.
Further readings – From Royse, Dhooper, and Romph (2003) Field Instruction: A guide for Social Work Students, Allyn & Bacon: Getting Started (PDF), Partnership with Agencies (PDF), Field Instruction and the Social Work Curriculum (PDF). From: Birkenmaier & Berg-Weger (2011). The Practicum Companion for Social Work: Integrating Class and Field Work, 3rd Edition, Allyn & Bacon: Safety in Social Work Settings (PDF)
Other articles related to field education:
Online resources are also available:
Essential Ethics Education in Social Work Field Instruction: A blueprint for Field Educators:
Ethics Education for Field Instructors
Student Mental Health and Field Education: Responsibilities and Challenges of Field Education:
Student Mental Health