About the Field Experience Office
Field Experience Office
Activities West, 1st Floor
200 The Riverway
Boston MA 02215
8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily or by appointment
Paul N. Akoury, Ph.D.
Paul joined the Wheelock community in Fall 2013. He provides general oversight and strategic direction to the office. In addition, he also facilitates program operations and placement procedures for undergraduate students in the early childhood education, elementary education, and teaching students with moderate disabilities programs.
TiElla M. L. Grimes, M.Ed.
Human Growth and Development Field Coordinator
TiElla is a Boston native Spoken Word Artist, MC/Host, Media Literacy Educator, Workshop Facilitator and Motivational Speaker. She is the Human Growth and Development Field Coordinator and an Adjunct Instructor at Wheelock College. Her professional background encompasses a range and depth of experience, including college teaching, urban youth development, creative consulting, community-based organizing, and program development. She is the Creative Founder of Immense Expression Creative Consulting which comprises of a creative writing group and workshop series for women of African descent called S.W.I.F.T. Movement (Sister Writers Immersing Fully in Truth).
Christina Jache, M.Ed.
Field Experience Coordinator
Christina joined Wheelock in January of 2014. She is a native of New England and brings to the office her passion for experiential education. She coordinates the placements for Human Services, Juvenile Justice and Youth Advocacy, Child Life, and Graduate Education.
Students are expected to make an appointment with a member of the Field Experience Office staff the semester prior to entering a field placement. Appointments usually last 20-30 minutes and are scheduled through MyCompass by logging in with your email username and password at: http://compass.wheelock.edu/TracWeb40/default.html and searching the availability of your academic advisor.
All appointments must be scheduled online at least 24 hours in advance.
We recognize that students may need to occasionally cancel/reschedule appointments. It is expected that you cancel your appointment on MyCompass at least 24 hours in advance. If you don't cancel your appointment online and don't show-up you will be noted as a "no-show."
Email is the official method of communicating at Wheelock College. The Wheelock College Student Email Policy requires students to activate and utilize their Wheelock email accounts. The Policy was developed to set standards for communications between the College and its students, to ensure that all students have access to pertinent College information, and to ensure that administration, faculty, and staff of the College have a standardized method and a timely process for communications with students.
It is the student's responsibility to read College email communications on a regular basis and to take action in a timely manner, whenever appropriate (Student Handbook). Due to privacy regulations, the Field Experience Office will only communicate with students through Wheelock College email accounts and the preferred communication method is in-person.
- Always use your Wheelock email account.
- Always include a subject line such as "Question about my placement" in each email.
- Write in the email address last to avoid accidentally sending an unfinished email.
- Include a greeting like "Dear Dr. Smith" or "Good Morning Erin" at the beginning.
- Identify who you are by including your full name in your email signature.
- Double check spelling and grammar.
- Do not include emoticons, slang, or text speak.
- DO NOT WRITE IN ALL CAPITAL LETTERS.
- Allow 2-3 business days (Monday-Friday) for a response
It is the expectation of the College that all Wheelock College students will conduct themselves as good and respectful citizens, in accordance with the policies governing the College community. Any and all forms of dishonesty, including, but not limited to plagiarism, cheating, furnishing false information, forgery and altering or misusing documents are unacceptable. All students must comply with the Academic Honor Code at all times while they are enrolled at the College in order to create a fair academic environment for all. In disciplinary matters, students are expected to be honest and fully disclosing of the whole truth. Any attempt to deceive, withhold information, or obstruct the investigation or process of justice will be regarded as a violation of the Student Code of Conduct (For details, see the Student Handbook).