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Become a Field Instructor

“I love being a Field Instructor!  My students are eager to delve into new experiences and even question things that they are seeing and learning about – enhancing those critical thinking skills! It’s refreshing and exciting to be a mentor and to see the growth of these students before my very eyes! They teach me as much as I may teach them, and I am grateful.”

– Christy MacPherson, LCSW, Field Instructor since 2007

Help shape the next generation of social workers!

We are always looking for new Field Instructors to join us in shaping the next generation of social workers.

Learn more about the field education experience by visiting the following links

Benefits of becoming a Field Instructor

  • Opportunity to mentor the next generation of social workers.
  • Non-compensated adjunct faculty appointment.
  • A faculty ID card.
  • UH email address.
  • Continuing education opportunities.

The following documents must be completed and submitted to the Field Office in order to become a Field Instructor and Field Site.

Field Instructor Forms

To be considered for a role as a Field Instructor, you must submit the Field Instructor Non-Compensated Adjunct Faculty Appointment form.  When completing the form, you will be required to submit your most recent resume or CV.  After submission, a representative from the Field Office will call you to verify your information and request some additional material from you.

Once appointed as a Field Instructor, you can complete this form to receive your UH Manoa ID.

Agency Required Materials

Affiliation Agreement

We require an Affiliation Agreement to be executed between the partner organization and our institution.  The University’s Legal Affairs department has created a standard Affiliation Agreement that is used by the Department of Social Work.  Any changes to this document must be first approved by our legal counsel.  A representative from the Field Office will send you a copy of the Affiliation Agreement with instructions to your email.  The document must be signed by the appropriate signing authority at the partner organization.

Field Site Profile

Please complete a Field Site Profile by completing the New Program Form. The Field Site Profile is used to help students learn about your agency and program as well as the type of experiences they could anticipate having.

New Program Form

Memorandum of Insurance

All students are covered by a professional liability insurance policy.

2023 – 2024 Memorandum of Insurance

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