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Social Work, MSW

Student Outcomes

Assessment of Student Outcomes

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

MSW Students design and utilize interactive assessment processes grounded in collaboration and partnership with constituents. They understand constituents are multidimensional and that change emanates from a holistic, culturally-grounded, empowering assessment. MSW Students differentiate their assessments through an examination of human behavior in the social environment, and include a variety of perspectives from significant others involved with the constituent.
Objective 5 Analyze constituent issues from a multi-systemic framework and mutually identified goal areas and best practice intervention strategies; and Design and implement evidence-based assessments that embody holistic and culturally- grounded approaches.

Measure 1

2018 Status
Achieved
87.8% of students met the benchmark of a 4/5 rating in the area of "Assessment". 80% was the target.

2017 Status
Achieved
Students doing well with proficiency

Outcome M-Diversit Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice

Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice
MSW Students consistently examine the consequences of systemic oppression and their impacts of implicit bias on all populations served and their social environments. They assess the strengths of all cultures from an empowerment perspective to effectively advocate with and on behalf of all client populations. MSW Students structure interventions to increase the choices and opportunities of all populations, especially those who are vulnerable, oppressed, or disadvantaged. They translate their knowledge of ecological systems into culturally responsive services and service delivery systems, utilizing well-developed self-awareness to recognize the influences of their own cultural backgrounds and manage the influences of their personal biases and values MSW Students understand and respect their constituents’ points of view. They understand diversity as comprising multiple perspectives, and strive to achieve inclusiveness and respect for differences of all types.
Objective 10 Develop and implement interventions that incorporate different perceptions of social problems and issues across diverse cultures and initiate proactive strategies to address discrimination; Recognize the roles of language and communication style in promoting and sustaining oppression at all levels; consistently use non-oppressive, empowering language; Identify and challenge systemic forms and mechanisms of oppression and discrimination. Provide leadership that affirmatively contributes to the development and growth of culturally responsive practices Recognize and effectively manage or eliminate personal biases and oppressive behavior in personal practices and spheres of influence.

Measure 1

2018 Status
Achieved
88.7% of students met the benchmark of a 4/5 rating in the area of "Diversity Engagement". 80% was the target.

2017 Status
Achieved
Strongest area of Competency for our students.

Outcome M-Engage Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities
MSW Students engage with, and on behalf of, diverse constituencies as a fundamental component of autonomous social work practice. Engagement with constituents based upon strengths and excellent professional judgment forms a critical underpinning to successfully address issues or problems. An understanding of systemic barriers, oppression, and often conflicting interactions between multiple systems is critical to the ability of the advanced generalist practitioner to effectively engage with others.
Objective 12 Develop professional relationships to engage with constituents in a collaborative, strengths-based approach; and Adapt best practices to engage key stakeholders across all systems.

Measure 1

2018 Status
Achieved
92% of students met the benchmark of a 4/5 rating in the area of "Assessment". 80% was the target.

2017 Status
Achieved
Continued improvement among student proficiency achievement.

Outcome M-Interven Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

MSW students function as autonomous professionals who develop interventions using knowledge of human behavior and the social environment as well as evidence-based/best-practice approaches to advocate and intervene for various constituencies.
Objective 6 Autonomously plan and intervene with constituents in practice settings, utlizing inter-professional approaches; and Utlize advanced practice roles implement evidence-based practice approaches to intervene with constituencies.

Measure 1

2018 Status
Achieved
83.2% of students met the benchmark of a 4/5 rating in the area of "Intervention". 80% was the target.

2017 Status
Achieved
Competency proficiency has improved among students.

Outcome M-Policy Engage in Policy Practice

Engage in Policy Practice
MSW Students consume, produce and evaluate social policy. They theorize how human rights, social justice, and social welfare are directed and influenced by both private and public policies at all levels. MSW Students discern emerging trends, anticipate consequences, apply their understanding of the myriad influences that impact policy, and actively engage in change strategies to help shape efforts to provide for the common good.
Objective 11 Develop, implement and evaluate policies at the organizational level; Provide leadership in shaping emerging organizational policies that impact systems and constituents; Integrate into practice the connection between social welfare policies, human rights, and social and economic justice.

Measure 1

2018 Status
Achieved
81.3% of students met the benchmark of a 4/5 rating in the area of "Policy Practice". 80% was the target.

2017 Status
Achieved
While achievement was lower among students with this competency, benchmark was met.

Outcome M-Prof/Eth Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior

MSW Students demonstrate ethical and professional interactions based upon training in multiple evidence-based and best-practice perspectives at all levels of practice. They use current and emerging technology as appropriate to engage with others to effect social change. MSW students engage in self-reflection and seek collegial critique of their professional skills and integrate this feedback regularly into autonomous practice. They analyze complex, multi-dimensional situations and utilize ethical frameworks to guide their interactions with constituents. MSW students embrace holistic and collaborative inter-professional relationships in which the contributions of each profession are combined to optimize outcomes. They are committed to lifelong learning and critical thinking, and understand the social environment is constantly evolving and they must evolve as well.
Objective 4 Critically evaluate professional supervision from colleagues regarding practice effectiveness to develop a professional identity and optimize professional use of self; Engage in self-reflection that deepens their understanding and implementation of professional values, ethics and boundaries; Resolve ethical dilemmas encountered in practice situations by applying a multi-systemic understanding of social work values; and Critically evaluate the use of technology to engage with others and make their practice more efficient and effective.

Measure 1

2018 Status
Achieved
91.5% of students met the benchmark of a 4/5 rating in the area of "Ethical and Professional Behavior". 80% was the target.

2017 Status
Achieved
Second strongest competency area for students.