Faculty Liaison Notebook
The spread of COVID-19 around the country and globe continues to present significant challenges for social work education. Each social work student, teacher, field instructor, and program is unique, and so have been their responses to this pandemic. In response to the continuing impact of the pandemic, the University of Maryland School of Social Work created a COVID-19 Task Force, which addressed matters as they related to Field Education.
The following documents will provide a better understanding of policies that have been implemented for Field Placement agencies to better navigatie issues as they pertain to MSW students during this pandemic. Please note that the agency coordinator will need to review these documents, sign them electronically and return them to the Office of Field Education. The forms should be returned to the Office Manager, Donna Earling at email@example.com. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact the office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All liaisons meetings will occur virtually. The meeting dates are as follows:
Please click on the meeting dates to register. Once you have registered for the meeting you will receive an email from zoom with the actual link for the meeting. When you receive the email we suggest copying the link and placing it on your calendar.
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The New Faculty Field Liaison Virtual Orientation is scheduled for Wednesday September 2, 2020 from 9:30 to 12:30 p.m. The orientation will be broken up into two sections: Part I watch videos and Part II is a half-day virtual webinar discussing the liaison role and expectations of the liaison.
To view the power point for the orientation click the following link: Liaison Orientation Power Point.
Please feel free to contact the office at email@example.com if you have any questions or concerns.
All MSW students completing both the foundation generalist and advanced specialized curriculum at either the Baltimore or the Universities at Shady Grove campus must complete a minimum of 55 days of foundation and 85 days of advanced supervised field practicum to graduate. The number of days is required for graduation by all students, including those in employment-based placements, advanced extended schedule, dual-degree programs, international placements, and entering the program part-time. Students are expected to complete about half of the required field days in the fall semester, and half in the spring semester. Students must spend the contracted number of days in the agency, on a regular schedule.
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