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Proposal Summary: WC-08-03

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TitleProgram modifications to Social Services Tech. Step-Up program reflecting practicum modifications outlined in WC-08-02
Submitting DeanDr. John P. Kristofco
Submitting CollegeWayne College -- Rick Yoder x8946
Departments Generating the ProposalWayne
Objection DeadlineFebruary 19, 2008
Proposal StatusFinal Approval Granted
Proposal Last UpdatedMarch 10, 2008 by PR Rex Ramsier
Effective DateFall 2008
Brief Summary of ProposalTwo practicum experiences, presently 2260:285 Social Services Practicum I and 2260:287 Social Services Practicum II, are required for the associate degree. These two practica are being modified (see proposal WC-08-02) into three distinct kinds of field work experiences. Two of the proposed practica, Practicum in Therapeutic Activities and Long-term Care and Practicum in Gerontological Social Services, are being added not only to differentiate types of field work, but also to more clearly identify which practicum experiences fulfill certificate and/or associate degree requirements. 2260:285 Social Services Practicum will remain as one field work option that fulfills only associate degree requirements and that is not in an aging setting or primarily involving therapeutic activities. All associate degree students will take 2260:285 Social Services Practicum for one semester. Students who are not pursuing one of the two aging-related certificates will enroll in a second semester of 2260:285 Social Services Practicum in a different non-aging setting. Two new courses (see WC-08-02) are also being added to the associate degree curriculum to replace Social Services Practicum Seminar, previously taken concurrently with each social services practicum. 2260:293 Field Work Orientation will be taken prior to enrolling for the first practicum, and 2260:294 Field Work Evaluation will be taken concurrently with the first practicum and include a structured process of assessment and preparation for the second practicum. Modified seminars are also being incorporated into all of the practicum experiences themselves.
Type of ProposalProgram changes
Graduate School Endorsement StatusNot required
Graduate School Endorsement UpdatedDecember 10, 2007 by GS Heather Blake
Institutional Research StatusApproved
IR Status UpdatedJanuary 28, 2008 by IR Eric Sponseller
Library StatusApproved
Library Status UpdatedNovember 02, 2007 by WC asst to dean Rick Yoder
Distance Learning Review Committee StatusNot required
DLRC Status Updated
General Education Advisory Committee StatusNot required
GEAC Status UpdatedDecember 10, 2007 by PR Rex Ramsier
Resource RequirementsNo additional resources
Resource Requirements UpdatedNovember 02, 2007 by WC asst to dean Rick Yoder


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