Welcome to the Social Work Field Program!
The field experience is an important required component of the bachelors of social work (BSW) program at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (UWW). Over 250 social service agencies in Wisconsin and in northern Illinois are partnered with UWW to provide students with a quality social work field experience. A supervised field experience provides students with opportunities to apply learned knowledge, values, and skills to real life practice situations. Exposure to practice situations helps students grow their generalist practice skills and prepare them to successfully work a variety of client populations and systems.
This webpage and supplemental pages are designed to assist students with enrolling and navigating the field practicum. These pages are also designed to assist field supervisors and agencies interested in becoming a placement site with becoming and staying involved in the UWW Department of Social Work Field Program. To learn more about the field program, please access the supplemental pages indicated below.
Students, including future and current field students, click this page to acess: information for enrolling in field program; field packet application; field manual, which outlines roles and expectations of students, field supervisors; and agency sites; field overview presentation (video); list of placement sites and descriptions; memos to students from field coordinator; and evaluation of student performance tool, which is completed by your field supervisor to assess your performance.
Field supervisors/agencies, including existing field supervisors and agencies and those interested in becoming a field placement site or field supervisor, click this page to access: information for serving as field supervisor or new field placement site; field manual, which outlines roles and expectations of students, field supervisors, and agency sites; agency field data form, which is used for new agencies wishing to serve as a field placement site; field supervisor training (video); memos to agency supervisors from field coordinator; and evaluation of student performance tool, which is completed by the field to assess student performance.
If you have any questions or suggestions for expanding and improving our field program, please contact the field coordinator.
Katherine Drechsler, MSW, LCSW-SA