For Current Field Instructors

Year 2/Advanced Standing Interview and Practicum Matching Schedule

Wednesday April 26, 2017 @ noon. Practicum Administration System (PAS) opens for YEAR II/Advanced Standing students to view practicum opportunities.

Friday May 5, 2017 @ noon. The PAS opens for the cohort to view interview matches (0, 1, 2). Students matched with 1 or 2 interviews may initiate contact with field instructor(s). Field instructors also view who is matched for interviews. Students still requiring 1 or 2 interviews continue to revisit the PAS.

Monday May 8 – Friday June 16, 2017. Interviews occur.

Monday June 19, 2017 @ 8:59 a.m. Deadline for field instructors to submit interview responses on the PAS.  We encourage you to “accept” both students.  Only one student will be matched with you, but indicating you would “accept” either student  increases the likelihood of a match.  Please contact the Practicum Office at any time if you have a practicum to offer.

Friday June 23, 2017. PAS opens for students and field instructors to view practicum match.

June – September 2017. Practicum Office works with students who remain unmatched.

Wednesday September 13, 2017.  First day of practicum.

Professional Development Schedules

Year 1 Field Instructors 2016-2017

Year 2/Advanced Standing Field Instructors 2017-2018

Field Instruction Standards

Addressing Challenges in Supervision

Risk Reduction and Student Safety

Student safety is of paramount concern.  The Checklist I Practicum Safety and Learning and  Checklist II Practicum Learning and Reflection have been developed to assist the field instructor and student with key components for the practicum.


Sample Evaluation – Direct Practice

Sample Evaluation – Indirect Practice

Instructions for completing student practicum evaluations on the Practicum Administration System (PAS)


For Year 1 Field Instructors

Professor Marion Bogo has developed a 13 ½ minute video for Year 1 Field Instructors to explain the relationship between the first semester courses, Elements in Social Work and Social Work Laboratory, and Practicum I. The video is available at

Bridging Class and Practicum_ Competencies complements the video.


Interprofessional Education Materials

IPE Tip Sheet for Field Instructors

IPE Activity 1 – Participation in Interprofessional Team Education

IPE Activity 2 – Interviewing Shadowing a Team Member

IPE Activity 3 – Participation in Team Meetings

Other Resources

Ellen Katz – Five Minute Mindfulness Practice


Social Work/Maatskaplike Werk 2014:50(4)