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Field Instruction

Welcome to the beginning of your field instruction experience. Fieldwork is a dynamic process through which you will develop as an emergent social work professional. You will work with Jane Addams College of Social Work (JACSW) Field Faculty and Field Instructors to develop your learning goals and objectives. You will have the opportunity to integrate knowledge learned in your courses with your field experience. This will be a transformative learning experience for you.

While in your fieldwork placement, you will develop your professional identification as a social worker and begin your journey toward becoming a social work practitioner. Our mission is to nurture social work students as each learns to become a practitioner, dedicated to serving at-risk individuals, groups, families and communities.

This manual is designed to provide you, the student and the field instructor, with a blueprint toward the accomplishment of our mission. The manual includes details regarding the structure of the Field Instruction Division, describes the operation of the Field Instruction Division, provides copies of the forms used to monitor learning goals and objectives, and outlines the activities required to evaluate progress.

The Field Instruction Division welcomes you, the students and Field Instructors. This is the beginning of a journey you will take with the faculty of the Jane Addams College of Social Work. By the end of this journey you will have acquired a knowledge base and skills necessary to enter social service networks the capacity to improve the living conditions and the lives of the individuals and families with in the communities we serve.

Barbara C. Coats AM LCSW
Director of Field Instruction



Contact Information:

Maria Carrasco
Assistant to the Director of Field Instruction

(312) 996-0037 or e-mail: carrasc1@uic.edu

Field Faculty and Staff