Field Retreat

At the beginning of each semester,  the School of Social Field Education holds a Field Retreat for all students currently enrolled in their BSW senior block field placement and MSW year field placement, along with their Field Liaisons, Field Instructors, and Task Supervisors.  During the three-hour field retreat, attendees receive training on a relevant field topic such as “Integrating Research and Practice,” Supervising Students and How it Differs from Supervising Employees,” and “Ethical Considerations in Field.”  This one and a half hour continuing education training is determined by feedback received from field instructors and task supervisors who complete a survey asking them about their specific field education training needs.  The training is also recorded in order to share with the field instructors and students who are enrolled in the online degree completion program.  Following the training, students meet with their Field Instructor and Field Liaison to begin the development of their Learning Plan Contract.  For students enrolled in the online degree completion program, this meeting occurs, virtually, through Zoom, during the first week of the semester.

Field Retreat

Spring 2018:

Field Retreat Powerpoint Presentation 2018

Other Information 


National Association for Social Workers Code of Ethics

Council on Social Work Education Educational Policy on Accreditation Standards (EPAS)