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Department of Social Work

Student Learning Outcomes

The Department of Social Work is committed to assessment of the Competencies of both the BSW and MSW Programs. The department considers assessment to be an ongoing and integral part of academic life. The department conducts assessment that measure the competencies the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)

Grad On StageThe Department of Social Work uses multiple measures in assessing student achievement of competencies. The department feels strongly on the need to measure academic success through the lens of students, field instructors, and professors. The current measures include the following:

  • Embedded Measures
  • Field Evaluations
  • Self- Efficacy Reports 

The Department of Social Work conducts assessment throughout the academic year. At the end of the year the Assessment Coordinator, along with the entire committee, analyzes the data and produces a written report. Findings from the report are shared and discussed at the annual Department Retreat in August. The reports are then submitted to both the College of Arts and Sciences and the Council on Social Work Education for evidence of academic success and meeting the standards of accreditation.

2013-2014 Assessment Data

                    BSW PROGRAM (pdf 127 KB)

                    MSW PROGRAM (pdf 126 KB)

2012-2013 Assessment Data

                    BSW PROGRAM (pdf 77 KB)

                    MSW PROGRAM (pdf 77 KB)

2011-2012 Assessment Data

BSW PROGRAM (pdf 78 KB)

MSW PROGRAM (pdf 79 KB)

Future Opportunities for Excellence

The Department of Social Work recognizes the importance of reflection and growth in this changing world. As a result, the department is committed to a vision that is responsive to the complex needs of vulnerable populations at the local, national, and international levels. The following strategies highlight the ways in which the department envisions embracing future opportunities for excellence.

BSW Program

  • Foster student research opportunities
  • Encourage students to embrace leadership opportunities
  • Mentor students in active participation at Social Work Legislative Day

MSW Program

  • Foster faculty/student collaboration in research and publications
  • Encourage student presentations at professional conferences
  • Organize student advocacy strategies at Social Work Legislative Day