Faculty Liaison Notebook

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Experiential Learning Plan

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 dearling@ssw.umaryland.edu.  If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact the office at fieldeducation@ssw.umaryland.edu

Meeting Dates for 2020-2021

All liaisons meetings will occur virtually for the 2020 - 2021 academic year. 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.  If you are unable to attend the meeting please email Coretta Mckenzie at cmckenzie@ssw.umaryland.edu.

New Liaison Orientation

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. 

Part I

Orientation Videos 

Part II 

To register for the virtual session of the orientation click here.  To view the power point for the orientation click the following link:  Liaison Orientation Power Point.

Please feel free to contact the office at fieldeducation@ssw.umaryland.edu if you have any questions or concerns. 



New Timesheet Policy

The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) recently announced additional flexing of accreditation standards in light of COVID-19. These changes involve relaxing the requirements for the minimum amount of hours needed to complete foundation and advanced year field.  It is for this reason that we felt the need to implement a new timesheet for student's to complete while in placement this academic year.  The timesheets are available for students in their Electronic Field Notebook (EFN).  The field instructor will approve the student's time and the liaison will have the ability to view the timesheet.   We have included the new timesheet policy and a copy of the timesheet below for your review.