Background provided by Instructor: One of my students registered for 3 credits of fieldwork with the intention of working with a local youth agency. Two weeks into the semester, he informed me the position fell through but assured me he would find another placement. Two weeks later, he still hadn’t found anything…. and this continued into the next month and the next….. to the point where I was getting no response to my emails asking for weekly reports, forms from supervisors, etc.   It is now the last week of the semester and the student has appeared – he just sent me this email:

I want to know if I could just write a paper for my field work instead. I could not find a placement due to schedule conflicts and it was hard to be placed anywhere because I would be leaving at the end of the semester and they were looking for someone longer term.