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Social Work, BSW

Student Outcomes

Assessment of Student Outcomes

Outcome Assess Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

Students understand that assessment is an ongoing component of the dynamic and interactive process of social work practice with, and on behalf of, diverse individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. Students understand theories of human behavior and the social environment, and critically evaluate and apply this knowledge in the assessment of diverse clients and constituencies, including individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. Students understand methods of assessment with diverse clients and constituencies to advance practice effectiveness. Students recognize the implications of the larger practice context in the assessment process and value the importance of inter-professional collaboration in this process. Students understand how their personal experiences and affective reactions may affect their assessment and decision-making.
Objective 2 Collect and organize data, and apply critical thinking to interpret information from clients and constituencies; Apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment, person-in-environment, and other multidisciplinary theoretical frameworks in the analysis of assessment data from clients and constituencies; Develop mutually agreed-on intervention goals and objectives based on the Critical assessment of strengths, needs, and challenges within clients and constituencies; and Select appropriate intervention strategies based on the assessment, research knowledge, and values and preferences of clients and constituencies.

Measure 1

2018 Status
Achieved
We are in the process of significant curriculum review and revision.

2017 Status
Achieved
Lower achieving competency, but benchmark was met.

Outcome Diversity Engage Diversity and Difference

Competency 2: Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice
Social workers understand how diversity and difference characterize and shape the human experience and are critical to the formation of identity. The dimensions of diversity are understood as the intersectionality of multiple factors including but not limited to age, class, color, culture, disability and ability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, immigration status, marital status, political ideology, race, religion/spirituality, sex, sexual orientation, and tribal sovereign status. Social workers understand that, as a consequence of difference, a person’s life experiences may include oppression, poverty, marginalization, and alienation as well as privilege, power, and acclaim. Social workers also understand the forms and mechanisms of oppression and discrimination and recognize the extent to which a culture’s structures and values, including social, economic, political, and cultural exclusions, may oppress, marginalize, alienate, or create privilege and power.
Objective 8 Apply and communicate understanding of the importance of diversity and difference in shaping life experiences in practice at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels; Present themselves as learners and engage clients and constituencies as experts of their own experiences; and Apply self-awareness and self-regulation to manage the influence of personal biases and values in working with diverse clients and constituencies.

Measure 1

2018 Status
Achieved
87.5% of students met the benchmark of a 4/5 rating in the area of "Assessment". 80% was the target.

2017 Status
Achieved
Students appropriately achieved proficiency.

Outcome Engagement Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

Competency 6: Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities
Social workers understand that engagement is an ongoing component of the dynamic and interactive process of social work practice with, and on behalf of, diverse individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. Social workers value the importance of human relationships. Social workers understand theories of human behavior and the social environment, and critically evaluate and apply this knowledge to facilitate engagement with clients and constituencies, including individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. Social workers understand strategies to engage diverse clients and constituencies to advance practice effectiveness. Social workers understand how their personal experiences and affective reactions may impact their ability to effectively engage with diverse clients and constituencies. Social workers value principles of relationship-building and inter-professional collaboration to facilitate engagement with clients, constituencies, and other professionals as appropriate.
Objective 7 Apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment, person-in-environment, and other multidisciplinary theoretical frameworks to engage with clients and constituencies; and Use empathy, reflection, and interpersonal skills to effectively engage diverse clients and constituencies.

Measure 1

2018 Status
Achieved
97% of students met the benchmark of a 4/5 rating in the area of "Egagement". 80% was the target.

2017 Status
Achieved
Strong achievement on this competency among students.

Outcome Eth/Prof Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior

Students understand the value base of the profession and its ethical standards, as well as relevant laws and regulations that may impact practice at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels. Students understand frameworks of ethical decision-making and how to apply principles of critical thinking to those frameworks in practice, research, and policy arenas. Students recognize personal values and the distinction between personal and professional values. They also understand how their personal experiences and affective reactions influence their professional judgment and behavior. Students understand the profession’s history, its mission, and the roles and responsibilities of the profession. Students also understand the role of other professions when engaged in inter-professional teams. Students recognize the importance of life-long learning and are committed to continually updating their skills to ensure they are relevant and effective. Students also understand emerging forms of technology and the ethical use of technology in social work practice.
Objective 1 Make ethical decisions by applying the standards of the NASW Code of Ethics, relevant laws and regulations, models for ethical decision-making, ethical conduct of research, and additional codes of ethics as appropriate to context; Use reflection and self-regulation to manage personal values and maintain professionalism in practice situations; Demonstrate professional demeanor in behavior; appearance; and oral, written, and electronic communication; Use technology ethically and appropriately to facilitate practice outcomes; and Use supervision and consultation to guide professional judgment and behavior

Measure 1

2018 Status
Achieved
90.5% of students met the benchmark of a 4/5 rating in the area of "Professional & Ethical Behavior". 80% was the target.

2017 Status
Achieved
Reported

Outcome Intervene Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

Students understand that intervention is an ongoing component of the dynamic and interactive process of social work practice with, and on behalf of, diverse individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. Students are knowledgeable about evidence-informed interventions to achieve the goals of clients and constituencies, including individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. Students understand theories of human behavior and the social environment, and critically evaluate and apply this knowledge to effectively intervene with clients and constituencies. Students understand methods of identifying, analyzing and implementing evidence-informed interventions to achieve client and constituency goals. Students value the importance of inter-professional teamwork and communication in interventions, recognizing that beneficial outcomes may require interdisciplinary, inter-professional, and inter-organizational collaboration.

Objective 3 Critically choose and implement interventions to achieve practice goals and enhance capacities of clients and constituencies; Apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment, person-in-environment, and other multidisciplinary theoretical frameworks in interventions with clients and constituencies; Use inter-professional collaboration as appropriate to achieve beneficial practice outcomes; Negotiate, mediate, and advocate with and on behalf of diverse clients and constituencies; and Facilitate effective transitions and endings that advance mutually agreed-on goals

Measure 1

2018 Status
Achieved
85.4% of students met the benchmark of a 4/5 rating in the area of "Intervention". 80% was the target.

2017 Status
Achieved
Reported

Outcome Policy Engage in Policy Practice

Competency 5: Engage in Policy Practice
Social workers understand that human rights and social justice, as well as social welfare and services, are mediated by policy and its implementation at the federal, state, and local levels. Social workers understand the history and current structures of social policies and services, the role of policy in service delivery, and the role of practice in policy development. Social workers understand their role in policy development and implementation within their practice settings at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels and they actively engage in policy practice to effect change within those settings. Social workers recognize and understand the historical, social, cultural, economic, organizational, environmental, and global influences that affect social policy. They are also knowledgeable about policy formulation, analysis, implementation, and evaluation.
Objective 9 Identify social policy at the local, state, and federal level that impacts well-being, service delivery, and access to social services; Assess how social welfare and economic policies impact the delivery of and access to social services; Apply critical thinking to analyze, formulate, and advocate for policies that advance human rights and social, economic, and environmental justice.

Measure 1

2018 Status
Not Yet Achieved
71% of students met the benchmark of a 4/5 rating in the area of "Policy Practice". 80% was the target.

2017 Status
Achieved
While not a strong area of competency, the benchmark was met.