5 Steps to Build a Successful Field Education Program
Field placements are a critical point in a student’s career. It’s also crucial for program administrators to keep your field supervisors happy and to help your students eventually achieve gainful employment. Creating a system that makes it easy for everyone involved can be daunting.
Here are five things to keep in mind as you build your field education program and set it up to be a great experience for everyone involved.
1. Optimize field placements by “matchmaking.”
2. Simplify communication between field sites, students, and your program.
3. Add in time-tracking software.
4. Streamline reporting.
5. Find software and a team that you can rely on.
P.S. Make it Easy for Your Field Supervisors
If you make it easy for field supervisors to work with you, they’ll want to work with you. They have a full workload and are taking on educating students as an additional responsibility. Make your program the one that all the sites want to partner with because they can easily communicate with students and your program as well as track students’ progress. Help them help you and it will go a long for your reputation and building a long-lasting partnership.
Building a strong network of field supervisors isn’t something that happens overnight. Investing in a good software program can set you apart from other programs as well as help your students and field partners succeed.
Take a look at Tevera
Tevera is a field education management software designed to help social work programs prepare their students for successful careers. Contact us today to learn more about how our software can streamline communications, simplify time-tracking, and help you build the field education component of your program into a resounding, repeatable success.