Field Notes

Volume 1, Issue 2

Happy first day of the Fall Semester!


We hope you have had an amazing summer and are ready for the semester to begin! Mahalo for all that you do in helping shape the next generation of Social Workers!

With the start of the Fall Semester here, we wanted to provide a few additional updates and reminders!


Robin, Aimee, & Wendy

Coming Spring 2020 - EXXAT

We have some BIG news! After much deliberation, we are excited to announce that we have selected an online application for the Field Office!

Starting with the 2020 Spring Semester we will be rolling out our new web application hosted on the EXXAT platform. We are excited about the rollout and have been working all summer long learning about the program and getting our data migrated over.

We need your help!

As we start to migrate the data from our existing infrastructure to the new EXXAT Platform, we will be requesting your assistance with a few things.

First, we need you to complete an updated Field Faculty Data Form which will assist us in uploading your profile to the EXXAT Platform.

Complete the form now.

In the coming weeks, we will be contacting you to verify specific information for your agency and program. Some of the information we will be looking to verify include site requirements (TB, Background Check, etc.).

Later in the semester, we will begin offering information sessions on the database.

Our goal is to begin using the system for all placements as of January 2020.

Please be on the lookout for more information to come!

Resources Galore!

We love resources and suspect you love them too! That's why we've updated our Resources Page on our website to be easier to use!

We also come across a variety of helpful articles and resources that we think are worth sharing. Below you will find two articles related to being a Field Instructor that we wanted to share.

Becoming a Successful Field Instructor
By Christina Reardon, MSW, LSW
Social Work Today
Vol. 12 No. 3 P. 6

Field Placement: What Students Need From Their Field Supervisors: A Student's Perspective

By Kaila Williams

The New Social Worker(R)

Field Orientation Recording

For those who were not able to join us for Field Faculty Orientation last week, you can view the recording by visiting the following url

There is a quick registration that is required before you can view the video.

Reminder: Supervision 101 training!

Supervision 101 Training

This year we are excited to offer the Field Supervision 101 training series as either a two-day three-hour workshop or six one-hour webinars over a 6 week period. This is the same training series that we have offered for the past two years.

We are working on offering CEs for the training!

We will also pilot a new asynchronous version of the training this fall. More details to follow.

2020 Field Instructor Luncheon - Tentative Date

We are delighted to share a tentative date for our annual Field Instructor Luncheon. This is an event we look forward to every year because it is an opportunity to honor and thank you for all your support and hard work as Field Instructors. Please Save the (tentative) Date of Friday, May 8, 2020!

Formal invitation and details on event location to follow in Spring 2020.

If you require an accommodation related to a disability, please contact us at least two weeks before the orientation or training. You may contact Robin, Wendy, or Aimee at the DSW Field Education Office at or 808-956-6236.