This handbook provides basic information, including practices, policies, rules, and procedures, that is important to students who are either admitted or seeking admission to the Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.) program. This handbook represents policy and procedural statements which have been approved specifically for the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith (UAFS) social work program. The program, through appropriate processes, reserves the right to add, amend, or repeal policies, procedures, regulations, and rules in whole or part.
This manual serves as a guide for the university, faculty, students, field agencies, and field supervisors in the area of generalist social work field education for the UAFS Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.) program. This includes information on the program’s mission, goals, and educational philosophy as well as the content, method, and responsibilities of the field director, faculty, students, field agencies, and field supervisor. The appendices provide copies of forms utilized in implementing the policies and procedures governing field education.