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Proposal Summary: WC-08-02

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TitleSocial Services Practicum and Seminar changes
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 ProposalPresently, two practicum experiences, 2260:285 Social Services Practicum I and 2260:287 Social Services Practicum II, are required for students seeking the associate degree in Social Services Technology. Similarly, students who are pursuing either the Certificate in Gerontological Social Services or the Certificate in Therapeutic Activities are required to complete one field experience specific to the objective of the certificate. Under the current course structure, there is no clear way to identify in the student's record what actual field experience occurred in any practicum. Additionally, the distinction between the first and second practicum ( I & II) is unnecessary. This proposal will modify the two existing practica and create a new third practicum experience to differentiate types of field work and to delineate clearly which practicum experiences fulfill certificate and/or associate degree requirements. Two new courses are being added to the associate degree curriculum to replace Social Services Practicum Seminar, previously taken concurrently with each social services practicum. Field Work Orientation, will be taken prior to the first practicum experience, and Field Work Evaluation will be taken concurrently with the first practicum. It includes a structured process of assessment and preparation for the second practicum. Modified seminars will be incorporated into each of the practicum experiences.
Type of ProposalCourse changes only
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 01, 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 01, 2007 by WC asst to dean Rick Yoder


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