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Fieldwork Education Resources for Clinical Educators and Students 

The Colorado OT Fieldwork Educator Consortium (COTFWEd) is a partnership bridging OT and OTA academic programs to promote excellence and innovation in fieldwork education to best serve students and the community at large.

The goals of the COTFWEd Consortium are to:

  1. Mentor and support professional development for Academic Fieldwork Coordinators

  2. Support and validate ways to problem solve and share strategies for excellence in fieldwork education

  3. Education and exploration of non-traditional sites and alternatives for fieldwork education

  4. Facilitate best practice in fieldwork education

  5. Prepare others for the role of being fieldwork educators and sites

We would like to share resources with our clinical educators and students to promote best practices in fieldwork education.

The Colorado OT Fieldwork Educators (COTFWEd) Consortium
Colorado State UniversityPima Medical InstitutePueblo Community College, Creighton University-Regis Pathway, and Colorado Mesa University

Level II Fieldwork Performance Evaluation

In 2020, the AOTA Fieldwork Performance Evaluation (AOTA FWPE) was revised and is now scored using the Formstack online portal. While it may look similar, some of the questions are different and the scoring criteria has changed. 

Here are a few of the key changes, depending on your student’s educational institution if they are using Formstack:

  • The Formstack online portal is used to score the mid-term and final AOTA FWPE. 

  • ALL questions must be scored for both mid-term and final.

  • Fieldwork educators will receive an email from noreply@formstack.com or from the academic fieldwork coordinator at the school with the link to the midterm and final. 


  • At mid-term, there is no pass/fail score. 


  • At final, the criterion for OT students passing is now 111 points (it is no longer 122). For OTA students, passing score is 91 (it is no longer 70).

  • At final, students must score a 3 or higher on questions #1, #2, and #3.

  • At final, if a student scores a 1 on any item the student may not pass.  

For additional information, please see the New AOTA Fieldwork Performance Evaluation (FWPE) and Formstack

Remediation Ideas for Students (developed by University of South Alabama)


Ideas for what to include in a Student Fieldwork Manual (source: Michigan OT Association)


Fieldwork, Resource Page, Data Form, Site specific objectives for OT and OTA, Bibliography of articles (source: New England Education Council


FAQs about Fieldwork (some are specific to New England Education Council)


Student Project and Research Ideas

Colorado State University

Pima Medical Institute

Pueblo Community College

Creighton University

Fieldwork Coordinator Contact Information

Alison Herman, DHSc, MPH, OTR/L
Assistant Professor | Academic Fieldwork Coordinator
Department of Occupational Therapy | Colorado State University
1573 Campus Delivery
Occupational Therapy Building, Room 205
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1573
Telephone: (970) 491-5593
Meet Alison Herman

Suzanne Holm, OTD, OTR, BCPR (she, her, hers)
Academic Program Coordinator | Associate Professor
Creighton-Regis Pathway
School of Physical Therapy
3333 Regis Blvd., G-4, Denver, CO 80221|
Telephone: (303) 964 - 5335 

Jennifer L. Geitner, MOT, OTR/L
Academic Fieldwork Coordinator | Faculty
Occupational Therapy Assistant Program | Pueblo Community College
900 W. Orman Ave., MT-113 | Pueblo, CO 81004
Telephone: (719) 549-3273

Ashley Fecht, OTD, OTR/L, BCP
Director of Academic Clinical Education | Assistant Professor
Department of Occupational Therapy Department | School of Pharmacy and Health Professions
2500 California Plaza Omaha, NE 68178
Telephone: 402.280.5528

Julie Silver Seidle, PhD, OTR/L (she/her/hers)
Assistant Professor & Doctoral Capstone Coordinator
Department of Occupational Therapy
Colorado State University
Occupational Therapy Building, Rm 206
Telephone: 970.491.8119

Bailey LeBoeuf Johnson, MS, OTR/L
Academic Fieldwork Coordinator I Instructor
Pima Medical Institute OTA Program
7475 Dakin Street
Denver, CO 80221
Telephone: (207) 316-5575

Heather Watt, OTD, OTR/L
Assistant Professor
Academic Fieldwork Coordinator
Colorado Mesa University OT Program
1100 N Ave | Grand Junction, CO 801502
Telephone: (970) 248-1716


OTAC is the Occupational Therapy Association of Colorado. It is a non-profit organization that strives to increase the quality of care and level of professionalism to the practice of OT in Colorado.

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