Field Forms FAQs
When do I turn in the learning agreement/evaluation?
The learning agreement is turned in at the end of the 5th week of the first semester in field. You and your field instructor add learning activities specific to the placement and develop target dates for the required and added learning activities.
The learning agreement evaluation is turned in at the end of the 14th week of each semester in field. Your field instructor rates your performance for each learning activity in the “evaluation of practice behavior” column and for each competency overall in the bottom right corner.
Do we complete a new learning agreement each semester?
No, only one learning agreement is completed during the first semester in field. This is the plan for the duration of your placement. If something changes drastically, you may be asked to amend your learning agreement, this is a question you’d ask your liaison.
Do I have to add learning activities to the learning agreement or are the required activities enough?
Yes, you should add learning activities that are specific to your placement to each competency. We suggest that at the beginning of your placement you start a list of what you know you will be doing during the course of the academic year. When it’s time to work on the learning agreement, plug those things in where they make the most sense. You shouldn’t have to stretch to create learning activities.
What if I don’t know the target date for a learning activity?
Some will have specific target dates, some may be “ongoing” or have a target date of Spring semester, for example.
What gets submitted with my learning agreement/evaluation? Timesheet and supervision logs
How do I decide what to do for my Human Rights activity?
Although the activity doesn’t have to be directly related to your placement agency, you and your field instructor should decide on the activity. This activity entails more than volunteering your time, it should advance human rights or bring attention to a social and economic justice issue. If you are attending a training, you would need to do so something with the information to accomplish this. Examples might include visiting a legislator and discussing your position on the issue or training staff at your agency to increase their awareness. You might also consider attending a rally, watching legislative testimony, or helping with a fundraiser. You can find ideas to discuss in supervision on our website at http://www.csw.osu.edu/fieldeducation/humanrightsactivities/index.cfm.
Is there flexibility in how I complete the 8 hours for the Human Rights activity?
Generally, yes. You can do more than one activity a semester for a total of 8 hours. In some cases, an activity will take many hours, especially if you are involved in the planning of an event. It may be appropriate to complete more than 8 hours in a semester and count it toward the next quarter. This should be approved before hand by your liaison.
What do I journal about exactly?
You should discuss the journal activity with your field instructor at the beginning of your placement. The journal activity is meant to be self-reflective. It helps you capture observations, interactions and reactions to things that happen in field that you might forget to discuss in supervision if you don’t write them down. There is flexibility in this assignment, some field instructors might want you to submit your journal assignments the day before supervision via email, some may want you to turn in a hard copy, and others may want you to bring your journal with you to supervision to read over together.
Does the journal get turned with my learning agreement evaluation?
No, the journal is not turned with your evaluation. It is a tool for you and your field instructor to use in supervision.
What if I don’t have 14 supervision logs for the semester?
You are required to have regular weekly supervision; you have a right to ask for this. Close supervision is the best way to learn and have an opportunity to ask questions. Please talk to your liaison if this becomes an issue. If you do miss supervision because of illness or vacation schedules, please try to arrange to make-up the supervision. If you can’t, talk to your liaison about turning in fewer than 14 logs.
Has my Field Instructor been trained on these forms?
That will depend on if they used the forms last academic year or not. The field office offers trainings each semester. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. Your liaison or the field office can help! You can reach us at 614-292-7686 or firstname.lastname@example.org.