Field Placements Overview

The Field Placements tool allows you to create and manage the fieldwork of students at your institution. This tool uses acquired student data to provide diversity statistics on preloaded school information, which can be viewed prior to Field Placement creation. Diversity Reporting is also possible and shows the diversity exposure and knowledge area coverage of candidates or groups, based on previously assigned Field Placements at your institution.

There are three separate workflows that can be followed for the creation and application of Field Placements:

  1. An Administrator creates a Field Placement and assigns it to a student.
  2. An Administrator creates a vacant Field Placement to which a student can apply.
  3. A student creates a Field Placement proposal for an Administrator to confirm or deny.

Options 1 and 2 require creation by an Administrator. Field Placements can be created by an Administrator via the Bulk Creation method, Template Creation method, or Singular Placement Creation method. More information on each of these methods, along with links to the appropriate help pages, can be found below.

Field Placements: Video

Administrator Creation Methods:

Bulk Create Field Placements from a Template

This creation method requires you to create a template, which you can use over and over again to generate the same or similar Field Placements. You can use this method to bulk create Field Placements to multiple students.

To learn more about this process, please visit our Bulk Create Field Placements from a Template help page.

Create a Field Placement from a Template

This creation method requires you to create a template, which you can use over and over again to generate the same or similar Field Placements. You can use this method to assign a Field Placement to a student or to create a vacant Field Placement.

To learn more about this process, please visit our Create a Field Placement from Template help page.

Create a Singular Field Placement

This creation method allows you to create a stand alone Field Placement. No template or accompanying Placements are required. You can use this method to assign a Field Placement to a student or to create a vacant Field Placement.

To learn more about this process, please visit our Create a Singular Field Placement help page.

Bulk Import Field Placements

This creation method allows you to create multiple field placements at once using our Field Placement importer. This is the fastest method for creating multiple Field Placements, and can be used to assign a Field Placement to a student or to create a vacant Field Placement.

To learn more about this process, please visit our Bulk Import Field Placements help page.

Student Creation Method:

Students Propose Field Placements

This does not require any setup by an Administrator. Instead, students are able to access the Field Placements feature and propose a placement which an Administrator can either confirm or deny. If you are interested in learning about the student process, please visit our Student Propose Your Own Placement help page.