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.
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).
Students must complete a midway and final evaluation for each placement they have.
Students must discuss their evaluations when registered for the course. Please the syllabus for the semesters you are registered.
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.
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 email@example.com. 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.
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:
Workplace Fieldwork Deadlines:
|Term||Proposal Deadline||Faculty Review Period||Notifications sent on or before|
|Summer 2019||5/10/19||5/11/19 to 5/15/19||5/15/19|
|Fall 2019||7/26/19||7/29/19 to 8/9/19||Week of 8/12/19|
|Spring 2020||11/8/19||11/11/19 to 11/22/19||Week of 12/2/19|
|Summer 2020||3/27/20||3/30/20 to 4/3/20||Week of 4/6/20|