Advisors

The purpose of advising is to assist each student in taking advantage of and succeeding in the educational program at the School and in the field. Each student is assigned a faculty advisor when they enter the program. Students keep the same advisor for the full length of the program.

Charles River Advisors

Each student is assigned an advisor when entering the program. The advising role includes:

Academic Advising

  • Serve as a resource when a learning problem is identified; convene problem resolution meetings when necessary, and gather information on the student’s performance in classes and field as part of that process
  • Serve as a sounding board and referral source, and general support regarding personal problems or life issues that affect the student’s participation in school (e.g., health, family, financial, housing, workload)

Field Liaison (for students in field placement)

  • Serve as the liaison between School and agency
  • Consult with the student and field instructor (agency supervisor) about assignments, learning contract, evaluation, etc.
  • Serve as the student’s advocate to ensure that the School’s expectations of the agency are being met
  • Serve as a troubleshooter, problem-solver, and mediator in the event that a problem in the field placement is identified
  • Visit the agency at least once each semester to meet with the student and field instructor(s) to assess progress toward goals
  • Work with the student in planning for advanced year placement

Meet the CRC Advisors

Off-Campus Program Advisors

Each student is assigned an advisor upon entering the program. The advising role includes:

Academic Advising

  • Facilitate Integrative Seminar meetings with advisees during first year in the program
  • Serve as a resource when a learning problem develops or is identified; convene problem resolution meetings when necessary, and gather information on the student’s performance in classes and field as part of that process
  • Serve as a sounding board and referral source, and offer general support regarding personal problems or life issues that arise while the student is in school (e.g., health, family, financial, housing, workload)

Field Liaison (for students in field placement)

  • Serve as the liaison between School and agency
  • Consult with the student and field instructor (agency supervisor) about assignments, learning contract, evaluation, etc.
  • Serve as the student’s advocate to ensure that the School’s expectations of the agency are being met
  • Serve as a troubleshooter, problem-solver, and mediator in the event that a problem in the field placement is identified
  • Visit the agency at least once each semester to meet with the student and field instructor(s) to assess progress toward goals
  • Work with the student in planning for advanced year placement

Meet the OCP Advisors

Online Program Advisors

In the first semester in the program, students are assigned to an advisor on the BUSSW campus who provides an orientation to the Online MSW Program, academic resources and information, and an overview of field education requirements. At the beginning of students’ second semester in the program, they are assigned to a regional advisor who will stay with them for the rest of their time in the program. That advisor’s role includes the following:

Academic Advising

  • Serve as a resource when a learning problem develops or is identified; convene problem resolution meetings when necessary, and gather information on the student’s performance in classes and field as part of that process
  • Serve as sounding board, referral source, and general support regarding personal problems or life issues that arise while the student is in school (e.g., health, family, financial, housing, workload)

Field Planning

  • Assist student in identifying learning and professional goals and type of placement student is seeking
  • Assist student and Field Education staff in identifying appropriate potential field placement sites
  • Support student through interview and selection process

Field Liaison (for students in field placement)

  • Serve as the liaison between School and agency
  • Consult with the student and field instructor (agency supervisor) about assignments, learning contract, evaluation, etc.
  • Serve as the student’s advocate to ensure that the School’s expectations of the agency are being met
  • Serve as a troubleshooter, problem-solver, and mediator in the event that a problem in the field placement is identified
  • Visit the agency (in person, via Skype, or via conference call) at least once each semester and meet with the student and field instructor(s) to assess progress toward goals
  • Work with the student in planning for advanced year placement

Meet the OLP Advisors

Forms for Advisors (All Campuses)

Evaluations

For students who entered field placements in September 2016, please use these forms:

Note: the above forms are designed in .docx format. For forms compatible with Microsoft Word 1997-2003, please use the following documents:


For students who entered their field placement prior to September 2016 please use the following forms:

Final Field Instructor Evaluation of Student

Mid-Year Field Instructor Assessment of Student

Foundation Course Syllabi

Information for Charles River Campus Advisors

Information for Off-Campus Advisors

Information for Online Advisors

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