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Field Education Committee, Rebecca Peel, Chair

Greetings from the BPD/Field Education Committee! As a newly established group, the committee continues to define its role and functions in serving as a link between field education and the BPD Board of Directors. During this past fall, a Field Education Committee link was developed on the BPD web page to include information such as committee membership, goals, and related tasks and activities. Web information also includes updates on field training sessions planned for annual conferences and the BPD field directory created in 2001. The link is currently being expanded to include an on-line list of field instruction resources, such as field manuals, journals, and training manuals and books. The Field Education Committee organized three board-sponsored field training sessions for this past BPD conference in Denver. A three-hour, pre-conference session on gatekeeping issues which included content on relevant legal and ethical issues, as well as specific admission and dismissal policies and procedures was well-received with approximately 90 field directors and program directors in attendance. Additionally, a second board-sponsored field session highlighted a training model for field instructors; the session was also well attended with evaluative feedback requesting more of such training. Lastly, an informal session between field directors and the Field Advisory Committee provided a forum for individuals to raise concerns and issues related to field education and to provide feedback in planning for the 2002 BPD conference. Subsequently, a full-day pre-conference workshop is being planned specifically for new field directors, as well as a concurrent workshop for experienced field directors. These workshops will include content, such as EPAS, field policies, and field training for faculty liaisons and novice and experienced field instructors. Additionally, a third FAC board sponsored session related to use of technology in field is in the planning stages for the fall conference as well. Please refer to our the FAC link on the BPD web page or email Sue Scher at sscher@ramapo.edu for more details, comments, or questions.

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