Field Program Information for Supervisors/Agencies
Thank you for your support and/or interest in our undergraduate field program. Your involvement in the field education program is crucial to our education program and student success. This page includes information and resources for supervising students in the field practicum as well as forms and resources for new agencies interested in serving as a field placement.
Description of Field Supervisor Role
To serve as field supervisor, the individual must work in an agency that is willing to partner with the UW-W Field Program. The individual must possess a bachelors or masters degree in Social Work from a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited school.
Field supervisors provide supervision to undergraduate social work students in the field. In this capacity, field supervisors provide opportunities for students to apply the knowledge, values, and skills learned within the educational program, as well as opportunities to engage in a variety of social work roles and experiences. A detailed explanation of the field supervisor role as well as student and UWW Social Work Department information can be found in the Department of Social Work Field Program Manual for Student Interns & Field Supervisors (see Field Supervisor Resources, Forms, & Memos) below.
Field supervisors are required to evaluate social work student interns using the UWW Department of Social Work Evaluation of Student Performance Tool (see Field Supervisor Resources, Forms, & Memos) below.
Field Supervision Benefits
All field supervisors may attend one UW-W Continuing Education Program sponsored by the Department of Social Work at no cost during every two-year period. Social Work sponsored events are typically held during winterim (January) and summer (June-July) sessions. Emails will be sent periodically from the field coordinator with a list and dates of continuing education programs offered. Field supervisors may wish to access the UW-W Continuing Education Program site to check for Department of Social Work sponsored events.
Field Supervisor Training
To ensure consistency and student success, all field supervisors are required to complete an online-training series. The training includes viewing a 30-minute streaming video and completing a short 15-minute survey at the conclusion of the video. The goals of the training are to provide an overview of the field supervisor role, discuss placement logistics, including discussion on liability coverage, review the tools and resources provided by the program, share the UWW Department of Social Work Mission and goals, and provide an overview CSWE Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards. More information on training is coming soon.
- Field Supervisor Training Video (coming soon)
Agencies Interested in Serving as Field Placement Site
Social service agencies that employ bachelors level (BSW) or masters level social workers (MSW) and that are interested in providing undergraduate social work students with field opportunities are encouraged to complete the Field Agency Data Form and return it to the field coordinator or contract the field coordinator directly.
- Manual for Student Interns & Field Supervisors [PDF]
- Evaluation of Student Performance Tool [PDF], use this format to write in ratings and comments
- Evaluation of Student Performance Tool [Word Format], use this format to type in ratings and comments