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Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes

Completed 11 June 2015 (Academic Year 2014-15)

Students are assessed on their mastery of the competencies that comprise the accreditation standards of the Council on Social Work Education. Using a 7-point scale, levels of competency are based on having a composite score of at least 5.0 for each competency. These competencies are dimensions of social work practice that all social workers are expected to master during their professional training. A benchmark is set for each competency with an assessment score at or above that benchmark is considered by the program to represent mastery of that particular competency.

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Bachelor of Social Work Program

Competency Benchmark End of Junior-Year End of Senior-Year*
1. Demonstrate Ethical & Professional Behavior 90% 76.5% 89.7%
2. Engage Diversity & Difference in Practice 90% 87.5% 92.9%
3. Advance Human Rights & Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice 85% 68.7% 89.3%
4. Engage in Practice-Informed Research & Research-Informed Practice 80% 62.5% 82.1%
5. Engage in Policy Practice 80% 68.7% 85.7%
6. Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, & Communities 80% 93.7% 92.9%
7. Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, & Communities 80% 66.7% 89.3%
8. Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, & Communities 80% 71.4% 88.9%
9. Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, & Communities 80% 73.3% 82.5%

* By the completion of their Senior-year, students are expected to demonstrate competency.

Master of Social Work Program

Competency Benchmark End of Generalist Year *End of Clinical Specialization *End of Social Change Specialization
1. Demonstrate Ethical & Professional Behavior 90% 95.2% 95.7% 90.9%
2. Engage Diversity & Difference in Practice 90% 97.6% 100% 100%
3. Advance Human Rights & Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice 85% 85.7% 91.3% 85.3%
4. Engage in Practice-Informed Research & Research-Informed Practice 80% 61.0% 84.6% 91.7%
5. Engage in Policy Practice 80% 87.5% 78.3% 83.3%
6. Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, & Communities 80% 94.9% 100% 91.7%
7. Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, & Communities 80% 85.4% 95.7% 91.7%
8. Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, & Communities 80% 97.6% 95.7% 90.9%
9. Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, & Communities 80% 72.8% 86.4% 91.7%

* By the completion of their Specialization-year, MSW students are expected to demonstrate competency.