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Social Work Field Manuals

BSW Field Manual (2018)

MSW Field Manual (2018)

Field Agency Recruitment Guide

To register as a potential field placement agency for BSW and MSW students, please click here to complete the Recruitment Guide and submit it electronically to the field education office.

Proposals for Field Placement at Work Setting

To be considered for a placement in an agency of employment, a student must prepare and submit a proposal to be approved by the MSW Department Chair and the Director of Field Education. Students planning to submit proposals for Fall 2019 field placements have the following deadlines:

MSW I & MSW II Summer:  Proposals must be completed according to the guidelines and received by February 22, 2019.

MSW-II Fall:  Proposals must be completed according to the guidelines and received by March 29, 2019.

MSW-I:   Proposals must be completed according to the guidelines and received by June 21, 2019​​.

Adobe PDF To download and print proposal form, click here.

Policy on Professional Behavior

Any student participating in field education must first complete and certify that they have read and understood the Policy on Professional Behavior.

Learning Contracts & Field Evaluations

BSW students are placed in January of their junior year for 8 hours per week and continue in the senior year for 16 hours per week. MSW foundation year and advanced year students begin placement in September each year. The foundation year students perform 16 hours per week of field work while the advanced year students perform 20 hours per week. Please note that BSW students must be supervised by an MSW, and MSW students must be supervised by an MSW who is post-graduate two years or more. You may view the Learning Contract Objectives for Field by clicking on the specific level on the field education web page. For more information call the Field Education Office at 401-456-8630.

How to submit the end of semester evaluation form - NEW!

The field instructor's evaluation of the student's learning in field is to be submitted electronically, using the School of Social Work's on-line process (created by a company called Metryx specifically for this purpose).  As of summer 2014, before the field placement begins, the student must pay a small fee to Metryx, to cover the costs of operating the system; students who do not pay the fee will not be able to get a grade for field.  Each field instructor will be e-mailed a username and password to access the Metryx system.  When it's time to submit the end of semester evaluation, the field instructor clicks on the link,, and then follows the prompts.  Field instructors and students with questions about this process should contact their School of Social Work faculty liaison for guidance.

Field Confirmation Forms

BSW Forms

MSW Field Applications

MSW-I Contract

MSW-I Evaluation

MSW-II Contracts

MSW Learning Contract Addendum

MSW-II Field Evaluations

Forms For Faculty

Tools for Field Instructors

Page last updated: February 04, 2019