Accreditation

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The University of New Hampshire Department of Social Work is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. In keeping with the recommendations of CSWE, the Department of Social Work is committed to maintaining excellence in both our BSSW & MSW programs. Through regular assessment of our programs and their effectiveness in attaining student learning outcomes, we will continue to do so.

Outcomes 

BSSW EPAS EXPLICIT CURRICULUM RESULTS SUMMER ACADEMIC YEAR 2019-2020

BSSW Assessment Measure #1: Field Supervisor Evaluation

Dimension(s) assessed:

Knowledge, values, skills and cognitive/affective processes

When/where students are assessed:

Field Supervisors complete the first measure of competency attainment as a real practice experience measure prior to the end of the BSSW field experience.

Who assessed student competence:

Assessment Coordinator Brewer analyzes the de-identified results to assess attainment of competency benchmarks.

Outcome Measure Benchmark for Competencies 1-9:

Students must score a 3 - “The intern has succeeded in demonstrating competency in this area”

Competency Benchmark for Competencies 1-9:

90%

BSSW Assessment Measure #2: Capstone Assessment Measure *

Dimension(s) assessed:

Knowledge, values, skills and cognitive and affective processes

When/where students are assessed:

Students take SW 641A (Field Seminar II: Capstone Course) in their final semester of the BSSW program.

Who assessed student competence:

Assessment Coordinator Brewer analyses the de-identified results to assess attainment of competency benchmarks.

Outcome Measure Benchmark for Competencies 1-9:

Students score a minimum of 3 – “Successfully met expectations for this competency”

Competency Benchmark for Competencies 1-9:

90%

Note: * Due to COVID-19, BSSW Capstone Assessments were not collected in AY 2019 – 2020.

BSSW EPAS Explicit Curriculum Results Summary

COMPETENCY COMPETENCY BENCHMARK PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS ACHIEVING BENCHMARK
1. Student demonstrates ethical and professional behavior. 90% 98%
2. Student engages diversity and difference in practice. 90% 100%
3. Student advances human rights and social, economic and environmental justice. 90% 95.5%
4. Engage in practice informed research and research-informed practice. 90% 95.2%
5. Engages in policy practice. 90% 95.2%
6. Engage with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. 90% 100%
7. Assess individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. 90% 91.7%
8. Intervenes with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. 90% 87.5%
9. Evaluates practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. 90% 95.2%

Note: * Due to COVID-19, BSSW Capstone Assessments were not collected in AY 2019 – 2020.

MSW Explicit Curriculum Results Summary Academic Year 2019-2020

 

Summary of the Program’s Assessment Plan | Generalist Practice

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

Assessment Measure #1: Capstone Assessment Measure

Dimension(s) assessed:

Knowledge, values, skills, and cognitive/affective processes

When/where students are assessed:

Capstone assessment is given to students during Field Seminar (SW 983) in their final academic term in the MSW program.

Who assessed student competence:

Assessment Coordinator Brewer uses the de-identified results to assess attainment of competency benchmarks.

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

Students score a minimum of 3 – Successfully met expectations

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

90%

Assessment Measure #2: Field Supervisor Assessment Measure

Dimension(s) assessed:

Knowledge, values, skills, and cognitive/affective processes

When/where students are assessed:

Assessment is completed by field supervisors prior to the end of the students’ internship experience.

Who assessed student competence:

Assessment Coordinator Brewer uses the de-identified results to assess attainment of competency benchmarks.

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

Students score a minimum of 3 – Successfully met expectations

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

90%

MSW Assessment Data Collected during the Academic Year 2019-2020

Competency Competency benchmark Generalist Competency benchmark Advanced Generalist Percentage of students achieving Generalist benchmark Percentage of students achieving Advanced Generalist benchmark
     

Durham

(n=24)

Manchester

(n=8)

Online

(n=37)

Durham

(n=24)

Manchester

(n=8)

Online

(n=37)

1. Student demonstrates ethical and professional behavior. 90% 90% 100 100 90.1 100 100 92.8
2. Student engages diversity and difference in practice. 90% 90% 100 100 92.8 100 93.8 94.4
3. Student advances human rights and social, economic and environmental justice. 90% 90% 100 100 95.7 94.4 100 89.9
4. Engage in practice informed research and research-informed practice. 90% 90% 100 100 92.4 93.5 100 92.8
5. Engages in policy practice. 90% 90% 94.6 93.8 94.1 94.5 92.8 92.4
6. Engage with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. 90% 90% 100 100 92.8 97.9 100 92.7
7. Assess individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. 90% 90% 100 100 94.1 97.9 100 92.8
8. Intervenes with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. 90% 90% 97.9 100 94.1 97.9 100 92.8%
9. Evaluates practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. 90% 90% 96.7 100 91.4 97.9 100 91.4%

OVERALL ASSESSMENT OF STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

Aggregate Findings for All Students from All Program MSW Options Combined

 Assessment Data Collected during the Academic Year 2019-2020

 

COMPETENCY BENCHMARK

PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS
ACHIEVING BENCHMARK*

COMPETENCY

GENERALIST

ADVANCED GENERALIST

Generalist
(n = 69)

Advanced Generalist
(n = 69)

Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior

90%

90%

95.4

96.9

Competency 2: Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice

90%

90%

96.9

96.6

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

90%

90%

98.1

93.5

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

90%

90%

95.7

94.5

Competency 5: Engage in Policy Practice

90%

90%

93.9

93.7

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

90%

90%

97.8

96.2

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

90%

90%

96.9

96.2

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

90%

90%

96.9

96.2

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

90%

90%

95.0

95.4

Note: * Competence is assessed as the average between Assessment Measure #1: Capstone Assessment Measure and Assessment Measure #2: Field Supervisor Assessment Measure