Skip to Main Content

SOC-OFE Doctoral Students - Field Experience Manual: Evaluating Student Competency

Evaluating Student Competency

As a student enrolled in field experience courses, you are regularly assessed for counseling skills and professional development to ensure that you are progressing in a developmentally appropriate way. The assessment process includes both formal assessments completed by site supervisors (i.e., Mid-Quarter Evaluation and End-of-Quarter Evaluation of Student) and faculty supervisors (i.e., End-of-Quarter Evaluation of Student) as well as regular, informal assessment of skills and professionalism (e.g., supervision videoconference calls, recordings, live observations, work samples, classroom engagement).

When it is determined that you are demonstrating a skill-based need or a comportment concern during field experience that cannot be remediated by less formal measures, a more formal student support plan (skills and/or development) will be instituted to support you. Student support plans are developed in consultation with the student development coordinator and skills coordinator for the counseling programs, as well as the field experience director and/or program director, if warranted.

  • Students needing a support plan will work directly with the appropriate coordinator(s) to determine the needs and create the formal support plan and to complete the identified plan assignments.
  • Progression to future field experience courses or graduation is contingent upon successful completion of the required support plan(s). You will be halted in your progression of field experience until the support plan(s) are completed.

The director of field experience reserves the right to remove you from a site or otherwise rescind approval of a site or site supervisor if it is determined that you are unable to meet the program requirements or if personal and/or professional conflicts at the site warrant this action.

For additional information regarding the role of the skills development and student development processes in field experience, see Appendix B.