Shepherd University Baccalaureate Social Work Program
Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes — updated May 11, 2020
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 program for each competency. An assessment score at or above that benchmark is considered by the program to represent mastery of that particular competency.
This form is used to assist the COA in the evaluation of the program’s compliance with the accreditation standards below: 4.0.3 The program uses Form AS 4(B) 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.
|Competency||Competency Benchmark||Percentage of Students Achieving Benchmark|
|Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior||90%||97.5%|
|Competency 2: Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice||90%||97.5%|
|Competency 3: Advanced Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice||90%||97.5%|
|Competency 4: Engage In Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice||90%||95%|
|Competency 5: Engage in Policy Practice||90%||100%|
|Competency 6: Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations and Communities||90%||97.5%|
|Competency 7: Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities||90%||95%|
|Competency 8: Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities||90%||95%|
|Competency 9: Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities||90%||95%|
Benchmark scores are derived from the following sources: