General Policies & Evaluation
Every field education experience is evaluated by the on-site supervisor for both educational and formational competency. The evaluations are comprehensive in their assessment of the students’ knowledge, competency, pastoral motivations, and zeal. The student is required to respond in writing to each evaluation, and have the supervisor read the response and sign the document. If a student perceives that he has received an unfair evaluation, he is free to make this known in a respectful way to the supervisor and to discuss it with the director/ associate director.
Copies of the supervisors’ final evaluations for students are kept in the Field Education Office. Copies are given to the Formation Advisor of the student who shares it with the Annual Review team. All evaluations become part of the annual review packet and are forwarded to the student’s bishop. The original documentation is kept in the Rector’s office.
For the continuous quality improvement of the Pastoral Formation Program, Supervisors are surveyed regarding the effectiveness of the program using the Pastoral Formation and Pastoral Studies learning outcomes. The Pastoral Formation Committee also serves as a means to give feedback to the office and to promote communication among students and the Pastoral Formation/Field Education staff and supervisors.