Have questions? We make it easy to get in touch:

Call Us

800-837-1290

Text Us

412-419-3772 (standard text/SMS rates will apply)

Chat with Us

Launch Chat Now

Email Us

chathamadmissions@chatham.edu

Request Information

Complete our Request for Information form

Or, answer a few questions and we will be glad to help.

Loading...

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the major, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior Competency
  2. Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice Competency
  3. Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice Competency
  4. Engage In Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice Competency
  5. Engage in Policy Practice Competency
  6. Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities Competency
  7. Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities Competency
  8. Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities Competency
  9. Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

 

Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes

Form AS 4(B): A form required for Reaffirmation, Candidacy, and ongoing compliance per AS 4.0.3.  

Submitting Form AS 4 for Reaffirmation Self-Study & Candidacy Benchmarks

This form is used to assist the COA in the evaluation of the program’s compliance with the accreditation standard below:

4.0.3: The program uses Form AS 4(B) and/or Form AS 4(M) to report its most recent assessment outcomes for each program option to constituents and the public on its website and routinely up-dates (minimally every 2 years) its findings.

All programs accredited by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation (COA) are required to measure and report student learning outcomes. All students are assessed using a minimum of two measures on their mastery of the nine competencies that comprise the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) and any additional competencies programs may choose to add. These holistic competencies reflect the dimensions (knowledge, values, skills, and cognitive & affective processes) of social work practice that all social workers are expected to master during their professional training.  

Programs determine a percentage-based benchmark for each competency and determine an outcome-measure benchmark (minimum score) for each measure. The competency benchmark (which can differ for each competency) represents the minimum percent of students the program expects to have achieved the outcome measure benchmarks in both/all measures for each of the nine competencies. The program then determines the percentage of students that attained each outcome measure (e.g., minimum score or higher), and aggregates the percentages for both/all measures together to obtain the percentage of students demonstrating competence inclusive of two (2) or more measures. The result of aggregating both/all outcome measure percentages provides the percentage of students achieving the competency benchmark. An aggregated percentage at or above the competency benchmark is considered achievement of that competency. If the program has more than one program option, the program must report data for each program option, and also an aggregate of all program options combined to determine an overall percentage of students across all program options achieving the competency benchmark.

Posting Form AS 4 for Ongoing Compliance with AS 4.0.3

Per the requirement of CSWE COA’s recognizing body, the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), and accreditation standard 4.0.3, programs must post this form publicly on its website and routinely up-date (minimally every 2 years) its findings. Upon request, programs must provide CSWE with the weblink to the published form on the program’s website where it is accessible to the public. Data presented on the form must be collected within 2 years of today’s date at all times.


 

Summary of the Program's Assessment Plan | Generalist Practice

All students are assessed using a minimum of two measures on their mastery of the nine competencies that comprise the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards of the Council on Social Work Education and any additional competencies programs may choose to add. Summarize the program’s competency-based assessment plan. Programs may add/delete rows to accurately reflect the number measures included in the data presented.

Assessment Measure #1: Competencies 1-9

Social Work Education Assessment Project (SWEAP) BSW Field Practicum Placement Assessment Instrument (FPPAI) Exit/Final

Dimension(s) assessed:

Cog/Aff, Knowledge, Values, Skills

When/where students are assessed:

Field Placement at close of Placement

Who assessed student competence:

Field Placement Instructor

Outcome Measure Benchmark (minimum score indicative of achievement) for Competencies 1-9:

3/5

Competency Benchmark (percent of students the program expects to have achieved the minimum scores, inclusive of all measures) for Competencies 1-9:

80%

Assessment Measure #2, Competency 1:

Code of Ethics Scenario Response Assignment

Dimension(s) assessed:

Cog/Aff, Knowledge, Values, Skills

When/where students are assessed:

SWK201 HBSE

Who assessed student competence:

Faculty of HBSE

Outcome Measure Benchmark (minimum score indicative of achievement) for Competencies 1:

6/9

Competency Benchmark (percent of students the program expects to have achieved the minimum scores, inclusive of all measures) for Competency 1:

80%

Assessment Measure #2, Competency 2:

Social Issues Poster

Dimension(s) assessed:

Cog/Aff, Knowledge, Values, Skills

When/where students are assessed:

SWK102 Introduction to Social Work, Social Justice, and Social Issues

Who assessed student competence:

Faculty of SWK102

Outcome Measure Benchmark (minimum score indicative of achievement) for Competency 2:

6/9

Competency Benchmark (percent of students the program expects to have achieved the minimum scores, inclusive of all measures) for Competency 2:

80%

Assessment Measure #2, Competency 3: Social Welfare Final Presentation

Dimension(s) assessed:

Cog/Aff, Knowledge, Values, Skills

When/where students are assessed:

SWK321 Social Welfare and Social Justice

Who assessed student competence:

Faculty of SWK321

Outcome Measure Benchmark (minimum score indicative of achievement) for Competency 3:

6/9

Competency Benchmark (percent of students the program expects to have achieved the minimum scores, inclusive of all measures) for Competency 3:

80%

Assessment Measure #2, Competency 4: Research Ethics Assignment

Dimension(s) assessed:

Cog/Aff, Knowledge, Values

When/where students are assessed:

SWK490 Social Work Integrative Capstone Seminar

Who assessed student competence:

Faculty of SWK490

Outcome Measure Benchmark (minimum score indicative of achievement) for Competency 4:

6/9

Competency Benchmark (percent of students the program expects to have achieved the minimum scores, inclusive of all measures) for Competency 4:

80%

Assessment Measure #2, Competency 5: Policy Analysis Final Paper

Dimension(s) assessed:

Cog/Aff, Knowledge, Values, Skills

When/where students are assessed:

SWK322W Social Welfare: Women and Policy

Who assessed student competence:

Faculty of SWK322W

Outcome Measure Benchmark (minimum score indicative of achievement) for Competency 5:

6/9

Competency Benchmark (percent of students the program expects to have achieved the minimum scores, inclusive of all measures) for Competency 5:

80%

Assessment Measure #2, Competency 6: Final Paper on Competency, self-regulation, professionalism, use of supervision, reflection and insight

Dimension(s) assessed:

Cog/Aff, Knowledge, Values, Skills

When/where students are assessed:

SWK354 Working with Groups

Who assessed student competence:

SWK354 Faculty

Outcome Measure Benchmark (minimum score indicative of achievement) for Competency 6:

6/9

Competency Benchmark (percent of students the program expects to have achieved the minimum scores, inclusive of all measures) for Competency 6:

80%

Assessment Measure #2, Competency 7: Role Play Final Exam

Dimension(s) assessed:

Cog/Aff, Knowledge, Values, Skills

When/where students are assessed:

SWK351 Interviewing and Assessment with Individuals

Who assessed student competence:

SWK351 Faculty

Outcome Measure Benchmark (minimum score indicative of achievement) for Competency 7:

6/9

Competency Benchmark (percent of students the program expects to have achieved the minimum scores, inclusive of all measures) for Competency 7:

80%

Assessment Measure #2, Competency 8: Personal Legislative Agenda and Bill Analysis

Dimension(s) assessed:

Cog/Aff, Knowledge, Values, Skills

When/where students are assessed:

SWK355 Working with Organizations and Communities

Who assessed student competence:

Faculty of SWK355

Outcome Measure Benchmark (minimum score indicative of achievement) for Competency 8:

6/9

Competency Benchmark (percent of students the program expects to have achieved the minimum scores, inclusive of all measures) for Competency 8:

80%

 

Assessment Measure # 2, Competency 9: Grant Assignment

Dimension(s) assessed:

Cog/Aff, Knowledge, Values, Skills

When/where students are assessed:

SWK355 Working with Organizations and Communities

Who assessed student competence:

Faculty of SWK355

Outcome Measure Benchmark (minimum score indicative of achievement) for Competency 9:

6/9

Competency Benchmark (percent of students the program expects to have achieved the minimum scores, inclusive of all measures) for Competency 9:

80%

Who assessed student competence:

Faculty of SWK355

Outcome Measure Benchmark (minimum score indicative of achievement) for Competency 9:

6/9

Competency Benchmark (percent of students the program expects to have achieved the minimum scores, inclusive of all measures) for Competency 9:

80%


 

Directions for completing Form AS 4

Indicate the benchmark percentage for each competency. The competency benchmark is the percent of students the program expects to have achieved both/all outcome measure benchmarks. Programs calculate the percentage of students achieving each outcome measure benchmark, then calculate the percentage of students achieving each competency inclusive of two or more measures for each program option. Programs with multiple program options must present data for each program option, and in aggregate inclusive of all program options per competency. Programs may add/delete columns to accurately reflect the number of program options offered. This is a required form. The assessment data table may be altered to accurately reflect the number of program options offered and additional program-developed competencies program. However, beyond these formatting alternations, the program may not alter the content of this form.

Assessment Data Collected during the Academic Year (2020-2021)

COMPETENCY 

COMPETENCY BENCHMARK (%)

PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS ACHIEVING BENCHMARK

 

 

 

Aggregate

of Students from All Program Options

(Single option: BSW Program on Campus)


n = 7

Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior

80% of students

will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

 

(100 + 86)/2

 

93%

 

Competency 2: Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice

80% of students

will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

(100 +100)/2

 

100%

Competency 3: Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice

80% of students

will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

(100 +100)/2

 

100%

 

Competency 4: Engage in Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice

80% of students

will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

(86 +100)/2

 

93%

Competency 5: Engage in Policy Practice

80% of students

will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

(86 +100)/2

 

93%

Competency 6: Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

80% of students

will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

(100 +86)/2

 

93%

Competency 7: Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

80% of students

will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

(100 +100)/2

 

100%

Competency 8: Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

80% of students

will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

(100 +100)/2

 

100%

Competency 9: Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

80% of students

will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

(100 +100)/2

 

100%