Letters of Recommendation
Department faculty are happy to write letters of recommendation for students. Please note, however, that there are certain protocols that must be followed to facilitate this process.
Any forms, postage or addresses should be supplied to the faculty member in advance.
If the letter of recommendation is to be confidential, please sign for that or indicate that on the provided envelope.
Submit, as well, a current CV or data about former volunteer work, employment or facts that are relevant to the job or admissions process being solicited.
Provide ample time for the faculty member to complete this task; if not, the faculty member may have to deny the privilege of a letter of recommendation due to time constraints.
Field Placement Selection
Social work or criminology majors may select a field site that has not been used before by an Immaculata student. In this case, the student must meet with Dr. Franco in advance and provide the name and number of the student supervisor or site supervisor. No sites will be accepted without Dr. Franco’s approval. Students who wish to take either SOC 343 Field Practicum I and/or SOC 346 Field Practicum II, must meet with Dr. Franco in advance (usually during registration advisement) to gain permission to take these courses. If a field placement is not obtained and confirmed by the first week of the semester, Dr. Franco has the right to advise the student to withdraw from either course, as it will not be possible to complete the necessary time requirements for field supervision hours. Students may not register for this course until Dr. Franco has indicated that they can. The registrar is informed also.
All sociology courses require use of the American Psychological Association (APA) Format for citing reference sources, printing reference pages, utilization of quotations, page numbering, etc. A website for APA format can be found on the Gabriele Library’s Homepage under Information/Computer Literacy or at www.apa.org. Also, the bookstore sells hard copies of this format. Students will lose grade points on all assignments if APA format is not properly applied.
One-Credit Courses and Field Trips
Some one-credit courses, often on weekends, involve field trips. In some of these courses, the faculty instructor can easily arrange carpooling or even, in some cases, a means of transportation. However, it is the responsibility of students to verify this before registering for this type of course if a field trip is required and students do not have their own means of transportation. The department cannot guarantee or oversee transportation directly.