The following are to be fulfilled whenever possible through a process of discussion, consultation, and evaluation with appropriate staff in the agency by the Department liaison who is assigned to the agency.
The liaison person is assignment by the Department and has responsibilities as follows:
To review and assess agencies wishing to affiliate with the Department.
To plan with the agency for education experiences to be obtained if students are assigned.
Provide each agency with background information an an education assessment of each student assigned to the agency. Also, to reconsider placement assignment of any student if problems relevant to that student cannot be resolved in the agency.
Designate the days students will spend in Field Education and develop the field calendar.
Share with Field Instructor responsibility for insuring that students adhere to established time requirements and regulations.
Advise students of their field assignments and make arrangements for their introduction to the agency.
Provide the agency, Field Instructor, and student with planning, consultation, and guidance relevant to student progress through the course.
Arrange meetings of Field Instructors and special seminars on Field Education when appropriate; establish and maintain channels of communication between the Department and the agency.
Provide field instructors with curriculum materials germane to the objectives and expectations of Field Eduction; teaching outlines and other materials on the respective responsibilities of the Department and agency; guides for assessing student performance; class outline and bibliographies on request, etc.
Record end-of-quarter grades in Field Education, based on the written reports and consultation with Field Instructor.
Arrange Conferences with appropriate persons in the agency at the end of the academic year, to evaluate the preceding year and develop plans for the coming year.
Designation of the Department schedule including field work days, number of hours, holidays, etc. are determined by the University Academic Calendar (agency holidays also observed).