Higher Education Students

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As a graduate students, you are expected to take initiative in your program and demonstrate commitment to your studies. Students need to prepare for class by reading and writing as per the syllabus and come to class with things to say about what they’ve read. Find ways to manage your time and studies in a way that’s best for you to succeed – regular investment of time during the week is usually key to success. 

Program Resources

Fieldwork Support during Covid-19 Related Campus Closures

Students enrolled in EDUC 666 Higher Education Practicum that have been affected by Covid-19 related campus closures, will have some options to complete hours during the Summer 2020 term. Extension of and support is optional and may not be applicable to all.

Fieldwork Completion Options for Spring 2020

Option 1: You may choose to complete fieldwork hours at a later time. Students who choose to receive an extension to complete fieldwork hours, must notify their academic advisor and EDUC 666 instructor. An incomplete (INC) grade will be assigned for the class and updated when all hours and work have been submitted.

Option 2: If you completed some hours, you may choose to submit a formal petition to retroactively change the number of EDUC 666 units for the Spring 2020 term. Please send completed petitions to your academic advisor

Fieldwork Options for Summer 2020

Internships from home:

Option 1: You may choose to register for fieldwork at a later time.

Option 2: If you are currently looking for a placement, see openings below. New openings will be posted as they become available.

U of R: School of Education - Marketing Assistant

Option 3: If you already secured a fieldwork placement that can be completed from home, please see the information below:

  1. Submit a copy of Fieldwork Agreement form to academic advisor. This form is to be completed in collaboration with your site-mentor and should be submitted before the add/drop deadline. This form is to be completed in collaboration with your site-mentor. Part of this form includes a specific agreement between you and the placement supervisor about what you will do as part of your fieldwork, essentially including some learning outcomes and placement objectives which adhere to the program description of student work in placement. 
  2. See the Fieldwork Process section of this website.

Option 4: Submit a proposal to workplace complete hours. See direction below: 

Workplace Hours:

Students in the Higher Education program are required to complete 120 hours of fieldwork. Students are required to complete at least 40 hours of fieldwork for each unit of credit earned (EDUC 666 Higher Education Practicum).

Students affected by Covid-19 related campus closures whom currently work in higher education, and are able to work from home, will have the opportunity to complete a maximum of 80-fieldwork-hours/2 units at their place of employment.

Workplace fieldwork hours must be intentional and provide students with sufficient learning opportunities that will facilitate the development of professional identity. Students interested in completing workplace hours will be required to submit a proposal for faculty review.

Workplace Fieldwork Requirements:

  • Successful completion of EDUC 607 Higher Ed. in the U.S.
  • Currently hold a full-time position at an accredited college or university that allows deep exploration and practical experiences in the student’s area of interest
  • Submit a Workplace Fieldwork Proposal before the deadline for faculty review. 
  • Have a site-mentor identified—mentors can be workplace supervisors or other higher education professionals within in the institution. A site-mentor should be an individual that has the capacity to evaluate your work. 
  • Approval from workplace supervisor

Workplace Fieldwork Deadlines:

Term

Proposal Deadline

Faculty Review Period

Notifications sent on or before

Last day to register for

EDUC 666

Fall 2020

9/6/20

8/15/20 to 9/10/20

9/11/20

9/14/20

 

 

 

 

Higher Education Fieldwork Practicum

The fieldwork practicum allows a focused examination of functional units/programs/offices/departments in higher education and/or student affairs. Students are expected to participate in activities that provide the opportunity to experience what the professional and their unit does as a part of his or her work. The EDUC 666 Fieldwork Practicum in Higher Education course could be used to explore in depth an area of interest which the student intends to pursue, or it could be used to explore an interest which is new to the student, but might be complementary to the interest of the student.

Upon completion of the fieldwork practicum course, each student will have: demonstrated an understanding of a specific area(s) of higher education, engaged in professional practice in that area(s), have an ability to explain what is required by a professional working in the designated area(s), understand the entry points for employment in the professional area(s), and started discerning a sense of their own professional identity.

Fieldwork Practicum Process

Pre-fieldwork Requirements:

1. Successful Completion of EDUC 607 Higher Education in the United States.

2. Submit Advance to Fieldwork Request form before the end of your first term in the program.

  • This form signals your readiness to engage in fieldwork in the program providing you are in good academic standing. It provides information about your anticipated time-line for fieldwork and ideas or plans for placement. Students must take FERPA training and send the certificate of completion to oss@redlands.edu before being released for fieldwork. FERPA training is intended to familiarize students with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Students completing fieldwork at post secondary settings are expected to comply. 

3. Identify a fieldwork placement and a site-mentor. It is recommended that placements be identified 5 to 6 weeks before the beginning of the term in which the student will be completing fieldwork hours. Based on your “Advance to Fieldwork” form discuss possible placements with your advisor, if necessary, to assist finding an appropriate placement and site-mentor. Students are responsible for identifying placements and site-mentors. 

4. Share Site Mentor Fieldwork Agreement Letter with your mentor. 

5. Register for the appropriate number of units of EDUC 666 Fieldwork Practicum in Higher Education during the registration period. (40 hours of fieldwork for each unit of credit)

6. Complete FERPA training and submit certificate of completion to oss@redlands.edu.

 

During Fieldwork:

1. Submit a copy of Fieldwork Agreement form to oss@redlands.edu. This form is to be completed in collaboration with your site-mentor and should be submitted before the add/drop deadline. This form is to be completed in collaboration with your site-mentor. Part of this form includes a specific agreement between you and the placement supervisor about what you will do as part of your fieldwork, essentially including some learning outcomes and placement objectives which adhere to the program description of student work in placement. 

2. Have your site-mentor complete a Student Evaluation midway and at the end of your fieldwork experience. Students must complete a midway and final evaluation for each placement they have.

3. Complete at least 40 hours of fieldwork for each unit of credit earned directed by your site-mentor(s). For the 3-credits you’ll need at least 120 hours in the field, some students choose to do substantially more to gain additional experience.

Take the initiative to complete and submit all paperwork regarding your fieldwork experience. Students must complete a time log of their experience (students often use an excel file which is signed by the site-mentor and indicates what work you did when).

Finalizing Fieldwork Requirements:

1. Submit the following documents to oss@redlands.edu before the last day of the term.

Fieldwork Checklist

Available Fieldwork Placements

The Office of Student Success assists students in identifying a placement by providing various fieldwork openings, see the list below. Students are expected to obtain a placement for the term in which they plan to enroll in EDUC 666 Higher Education Fieldwork. Please contact your advisor if you have questions. 

Fieldwork Openings 

U of R: OCPD Peer Career Educator

U of R: Registrar’s Office

U of R: Academic Success & Disability Services -Academic Success Coach

U of R: Community Standards and Wellbeing 

U of R: Office of the President

U of R: Division of Student Affairs – Office of the Senior Associate Dean

U of R: School of Education - Marketing Assistant

Once you have found a placement(s), complete a Fieldwork Agreement form with your fieldwork site-mentor and submit an electronic copy to the Office of Student Success at oss@redlands.edu. This form serves as an agreement between you and your site-mentor about what you will do as part of your fieldwork, essentially including some learning outcomes and placement objectives which adhere to the program description of student work in placement.

Workplace Fieldwork

Students in the Higher Education program are required to complete 120 hours of fieldwork. Students are required to complete at least 40 hours of fieldwork for each unit of credit earned (EDUC 666 Higher Education Practicum).

Students will have the opportunity to complete 40-fieldwork-hours/1 unit at their place of employment. Workplace fieldwork hours must be intentional and provide students with sufficient learning opportunities that will facilitate the development of professional identity. Students interested in completing workplace hours will be required to submit a proposal for faculty review.

 

Workplace Fieldwork Requirements:

  • Successful completion of EDUC 607 Higher Ed. in the U.S.
  • Currently hold a full-time position at an accredited college or university that allows deep exploration and practical experiences in the student’s area of interest
  • Submit a Workplace Fieldwork Proposal before the deadline for faculty review. 
  • Have a site-mentor identified—mentors can be workplace supervisors or other higher education professionals within in the institution. A site-mentor should be an individual that has the capacity to evaluate your work. 
  • Approval from workplace supervisor

 

Workplace Fieldwork Deadlines:

Term

Proposal Deadline

Faculty Review Period

Notifications sent on or before

Summer 2020

4/26/20

4/15/20 to 5/1/20

4/20/20-5/6/20