Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Ethical and professional behavior
  2. Engage in diversity and difference
  3. Advancing human rights
  4. Engage in practice-informed research and research-informed practice
  5. Policy practice
  6. Engage with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities
  7. Assess individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities
  8. Evaluate practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities
  9. Intervene with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities
  10. Faith integration

 

MSW Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes

All social work programs accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) measure and report student learning outcomes. Students are assessed on their achievement of the outcome measure benchmarks set by the social work program for each of the nine competencies that comprise the accreditation standards of CSWE. These competencies are dimensions of social work practice that all social workers are expected to master during their professional training. An assessment score at or above that benchmark is considered by the program to represent achievement of that particular competency.

Summary of the Program's Assessment Plan

Generalist Practice

Assessment Measure #1: Learning Agreement Comprehensive Skills Evaluation
Dimension(s) assessed: 9 CSWE competencies and 1 program-specific competency (faith integration) 
When/where students are assessed: End of Spring Semester through Tevera
Who assessed student competence:  Field Instructor 
Outcome Measure Benchmark (minimum score indicative of achievement) for Competencies 1-9:  3
Competency Benchmark (percent of students the program expects to have achieved the minimum scores, inclusive of all measures) for Competencies 1-9: 85%
Assessment Measure #2: Comprehensive Skills Self-Evaluation
Dimension(s) assessed: 9 CSWE competencies and 1 program-specific competency (faith integration) 
When/where students are assessed: End of Spring Semester through Tevera
Who assessed student competence:  Students
Outcome Measure Benchmark (minimum score indicative of achievement) for Competencies 1-9:  3
Competency Benchmark (percent of students the program expects to have achieved the minimum scores, inclusive of all measures) for Competencies 1-9: 85%

 

Clinical Track and Community Track

Assessment Measure #1: Learning Agreement Comprehensive Skills Evaluation
Dimension(s) assessed: 9 CSWE competencies and 1 program-specific competency (faith integration) 
When/where students are assessed: End of Spring Semester through Tevera
Who assessed student competence:  Field Instructor 
Outcome Measure Benchmark (minimum score indicative of achievement) for Competencies 1-9:  3
Competency Benchmark (percent of students the program expects to have achieved the minimum scores, inclusive of all measures) for Competencies 1-9: 85%
Assessment Measure #2: Comprehensive Skills Self-Evaluation
Dimension(s) assessed: 9 CSWE competencies and 1 program-specific competency (faith integration) 
When/where students are assessed: End of Spring Semester through Tevera
Who assessed student competence:  Students
Outcome Measure Benchmark (minimum score indicative of achievement) for Competencies 1-9:  3
Competency Benchmark (percent of students the program expects to have achieved the minimum scores, inclusive of all measures) for Competencies 1-9: 85%

 

 

Assessment Data Collected during the Academic Year (2019-2020)

Program Option: On-Campus / Face-to-Face

Competency Competency Benchmark (Generalist) Competency Benchmark (Clinical and Community Track) Percentage of Students Achieving Benchmark (Generalist Practice)
n = 89
Percentage of Students Achieving Benchmark (Practice #1: Clinical Track)
n = 65
Percentage of Students Achieving Benchmark (Practice #2: Community Track)
n = 14
Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior 85% will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures 85% will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures 92% 94% 89%
Competency 2: Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice 85% will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures
85% will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures 92% 89% 100%
Competency 3: Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic and Environmental Justice 85% will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures 85% will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures 87% 84% 95%
Competency 4: Engage in Practice-Informed Research and Research-Informed Practice 85% will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures 85% will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures 80% 85% Unavailable
Competency 5: Engage in Policy Practice 85% will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures 85% will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures 83% 75% 91%
Competency 6: Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations and Communities 85% will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures 85% will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures 87% 94% 96%
Competency 7: Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations and Communities 85% will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures 85% will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures 87% 85% 98%
Competency 8: Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations and Communities 85% will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures 85% will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures 91% 86% 100%
Competency 9: Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations and Communities 85% will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures 85% will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures 81% 87% 97%
Competency 10: Christian Faith Integration  85% will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures 85% will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures Unavailable 89% 95%