The prompt completion of the following forms by which students’ progress is tracked and evaluated is a necessity:
- Field Education Registration Form – due the first week of each semester.
Without the form the registrar cannot place field education on the transcript.
- Administrative Agreement and Learning Covenant – due the first week in October and the third week in January. Due dates are listed in the "Field Education Calendar."
- Student and Supervisor Evaluation Forms – due the last day of the fall semester and the last day of the spring semester. Due dates are listed in the "Field Education Calendar."
- Lay Committee Evaluation Forms - are included with the student and supervisor evaluations in congregational placements.
All of the above forms
are available on the seminary web site. Due dates for required Field Education paperwork are listed on the Field Education Calendar
for the year. A copy of the calendar is given to each student and supervisor and published on the Seminary web site.
If the submission of the required semester Evaluation Form
and other required work exceeds the deadline by more than two weeks, the student will automatically receive a failing grade for that semester’s Field Education. A student receiving two failing grades in Field Education is terminated as an MDiv degree candidate. Extensions may be granted for doctor certified medical reasons or for other extenuating circumstances, if approved by the Director of Field Education or the Dean of the Seminary. Persistent tardiness in the submission of required paperwork may be noted in the Director’s attached comments on the semester Evaluation Form
When a student's evaluation for a unit of field education is marginal or failing, a conference with the Field Education Director is mandatory. A student receiving two failing evaluations is terminated as an MDiv degree candidate.
Students on academic probation are not permitted to participate in a field education placement. Their emphasis is to be on academic course work until the grade point average is raised to an acceptable level.
Each student's field education records, including all evaluations, are kept for ten years in the archives of the seminary. At the end of the ten year period the records are available to the former student for a nominal fee. If they are not requested, they are shredded.