Social Work Students, Faculty Led Discussion Group at Council on Social Work Education Meeting

Sonya Hudson, Kathleen Fountain, and Jose Aguimatang talk with a participant of their CSWE discussion group.

Three Department of Social Work students and four faculty members led a discussion group during the Council on Social Work Education’s annual program meeting on October 16 in Denver.

The discussion group, “Creating an Integrative Research Learning Environment for Undergraduate and Graduate Students,” focused on creating an integrative social work research learning environment for undergraduate and graduate students.

The students and faculty also discussed their experiences implementing the Social Work integrative Research Lab (SWiRL) as a starting point for the group discussion. SWiRL seeks to provide undergraduate students with the opportunity to engage in research projects and experience mentoring relationships with graduate students and faculty, and to understand the significance of research in social work.

The Mason group included BSW student Jose Aguimatang and MSW students Sonya Hudson and Kathleen Fountain. Social work faculty that attended were JoAnn Lee, Laura Cordisco Tsai, Megumi Inoue, and Emily Ihara.