James Madison University

Supervision of Students

Supervision of students is a joint responsibility of the Department of Psychology course coordinator, and the specialist in the agency/organization, or field supervisor. It is preferred, but not required, that field supervisors hold a professional license and belong to at least one professional association.

The course coordinator and field supervisor will provide orientation for the student early in the placement. Evaluation by the field supervisor will be at both midterm and at the end of the course. Grading of the student will be a joint effort between the course coordinator and field supervisor. Since PSYC 495 is a capstone, the field work portion counts less than half of the grade while the capstone requirements are more than half of the grade. See the syllabus for further grading criteria.