Collection Number: 40288

Collection Title: Field Education Program of the School of Social Work of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1993-2005

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Size 1.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 11 items)
Abstract The School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was founded in 1920 as the School of Public Welfare. Fieldwork has been a component of the curriculum for second-year students since at least the 1930s. Records of the Field Education Program of the School of Social Work include field education manuals, 1993-2005, and materials distributed at the 2000 field instructors' orientation. Manuals include information and guidelines for students and instructors.
Creator University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. School of Social Work. Field Education Program.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
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Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Field Education Program of the School of Social Work of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records #40288, University Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Periodic transfer from the offices that create these records.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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The School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was founded in 1920 as the School of Public Welfare. Its first head was Howard W. Odum, whom President Chase recruited expressly to direct the new school and a new Department of Sociology. The Red Cross assisted the university in the establishment of the School of Public Welfare by contributing to the salaries of two faculty members and a staff member during the first three years of the school's operation. Initially the school and the Department of Sociology worked in tandem. Eventually the school became focused on professional social work and the department on teaching, research, and publication in the field of sociology.

In 1932 the School of Public Welfare became part of the new School of Public Administration, headed by Dr. Walter C. Jackson. The School of Public Administration was discontinued in 1936, and Public Welfare then became the Division of Public Welfare and Social Work, which was a part of the Graduate School. In 1950 it again became a separate school with Arthur E. Fink as dean, and its name was changed to School of Social Work. Its two-year curriculum led to the Master of Social Work degree. A Ph.D. program was added in 1994. As of 2008, the School of Social Work was ranked eighth nationally among social work programs by U.S. News and World Report. Fieldwork has been a component of the curriculum for second-year students since at least the 1930s.

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Records of the Field Education Program of the School of Social Work include field education manuals, 1993-2005, and materials distributed at the 2000 field instructors' orientation. Manuals include information and guidelines for students and instructors.

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Processing Information

Processed by: University Archives Staff, November 2008

Encoded by: Adam Berenbak, November 2008, and Susan Ballinger, February 2009

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