Student Orientations

If you are new to field at the University of Maryland School of Social Work (Foundation, Advanced Standing*, Transfer Student, Part-Time Student who will be full time entering Field), you are required to attend a Field Orientation prior to the beginning of the fall semester. 

The Student Field Orientation was comprised of two parts. Part 1 is a series of short videos, and Part 2 was a “live zoom meeting”/Student Field Orientation, which you are were required to attend for one day during the week of August 17.   Click here to access short videos.  In the event that you were unable to attend orientation last week please email the office at fieldeducation@ssw.umaryland.edu and you will receive information on make-up sessions.  

Field Instructor Orientation

If you are a NEW Field Instructor with the SSW the New Field Instructor Orientation is a Two-part Process:  
  • Part 1. (REQUIRED): Watch the list of short videos identified above and posted on the SSW website at your own pace (preferably prior to the start of field.) To view the videos click links below:  
  • Part 2 (OPTIONAL): After you have reviewed the videos you are invited to attend a live webinar meeting with other New Field Instructors and SSW Field Education Faculty where you will receive answers to any of your questions while we review the central field instructor and student expectations. The New Field Instructor Orientation Live-Webinar is not eligible for CEUs. Eligible workshops are on topics applicable for all social work professionals and not limited to field education.  
You may register for one of the New Field Instructor Orientation Live Webinars on one of the following dates: 

New Faculty Liaison Orientation

As we prepare to begin our 2020-2021 academic field year, the Office of Field Education is offering an Orientation for all NEW Faculty Field Liaisons. The Orientation for NEW Field Liaisons is a TWO-Part process and required for all new Faculty Field Liaisons. We share this information with returning Faculty Field Liaisons to inform them of the new field education videos created-- listed below. 
Part 1: New Field Liaison need to watch the NEW Field Instructor Videos (prior to September 2.) Please click here to access the videos. While these videos were designed for Field Instructors, it is an important step for Field Liaisons to become familiar with the expectations and requirements of the field practicum. 
PART 2: Attend the half-day live webinar/orientation on September 2 where  Gisele Ferretto, LCSW-C will lead a discussion regarding the liaison role and expectations throughout the field placement process. Please Note: While the Office of Field Education is developing webinars beginning in the fall that will offer CEUs, this webinar on September 2 has NOT been approved for CEUs.
The New Field Liaison Orientation is required for all new Faculty Field Liaisons and returning field liaisons are also welcome to attend. 
Please click here to register for the virtual portion of the orientation if you have not already done so.  If you have any difficulties during the webinar, email: fieldeducation@ssw.umaryland.edu for assistance.  To view the powerpoint for orientation click below: