Intern Placement Tracking (IPT) Database Information
What is it?
IPT-Web is a “Hosted Web Service” developed and supported by Aleca Software. Because IPT is web based, information can be accessed from anywhere a connection to the internet and a web browser is available. Students, field instructors, and faculty liaisons use the IPT to electronically complete required field placement forms.
What is its Purpose?
The IPT Database serves two main purposes:
1) Assist School of Social Work and Human Services students in selecting a field placement agency fit for their learning experience and personal educational goals.
2) Provide a paperless Field Education process, for all parties involved. Allowing convenience and ease in completing administrative forms while also minimizing our carbon footprint and providing a more efficient Field Education process.
Where Can I find it?
You will find the IPT Database online at www.runiptca.comThis link will take you to the database login page.You will be asked for an Organization ID, a user name and password. The Field Education Assistant will provide you with this information after you have submitted your field placement application.
How Does it Work?
Each user of the IPT Database is provided with a temporary username and password for his/her FIRST login. Immediately after the first login, IPT prompts the user to create a personal username and password that grants access to his/her personal account
Students access and complete field placement administrative forms and research possible field placement agencies fit for their learning experience and personal educational goals.
Students enter their top three preferred agencies prior to their placement interview with the Field Education Coordinator. (Note: While students are encouraged to identify potential field placements that interest them, the final decision regarding the suitability of a particular placement rests with the Field Education Coordinator)
Students enter required fields in their Student Detail page, such as emergency contact information ect.
Field Instructors access and complete field placement administrative forms, and refer to their personal Field Instructor Detail page, which displays information about their assigned student.
Faculty Liaisons access and complete field placement administrative forms. Have access to information about all assigned students, Field Instructors and agencies.
Field Education Coordinator develops and assigns field placement groups; receives and confirms completed field placement administrative forms; sends group e-mails and updates the bulletin board with necessary advisories and deadlines.
Field Education Assistant schedules and assigns all required field placement forms to students, field instructors, and faculty liaisons.Assists students, field instructors, and faculty liaisons with questions and technical difficulties associated with IPT database.
IPT Quick Reference Guide pdf