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Form AS4 (B) Duplicate and expand as needed. Provide table(s) to support self -study narrative addressing the accreditation standards below.
This form is used to assist the COA in the evaluation of the program’s compliance with the accreditation standards below:
4.0.2 The program provides its most recent year of summary data and outcomes for the assessment of each of the identified competencies, specifying the percentage of students achieving program benchmarks for each program option.
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 Council on Social Work Education programs measure and report student learning outcomes. Students are assessed on their mastery of the competencies that comprise the accreditation standards of the Council on Social Work Education. These competencies are dimensions of social work practice that all social workers are expected to master during their professional training. A measurement benchmark is set by the social work programs for each competency. An assessment score at or above that benchmark is considered by the program to represent mastery of that particular competency.
The BSW program at Franciscan University of Steubenville utilizes the following two measures in its assessment protocol: 1) the Final Field Experience Evaluation as the dimension measure of Real or Simulated Practice, and 2) the BSW Capstone Competency Exam as the dimension measure capturing the four dimensions of knowledge, values, skills, and cognitive and affective processes. An outcome benchmark of 85% was set by the BSW Program for each competency, whereby 85% of students attained a rating of 3 or higher on each item captured by these two measures. An outcome score at or above this 85% benchmark is considered by the BSW program to reflect attainment of the competency. As the data show, our students exceeded the benchmark for all of the competencies.
Franciscan University of Steubenville BACCALAUREATE SOCIAL WORK PROGRAM
ASSESSMENT OF STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
LAST COMPLETED ON: May 2019
PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS ACHIEVING BENCHMARK
Program Option #1 (Main/Ground, N=17)
Program Option #2 (identify campus/delivery method)
Program Option #3 (identify campus/delivery method)
Aggregate of All Program Options
Competency 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
Any Additional Competency(ies) Developed by the Program