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NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE BACCALAUREATE
SOCIAL WORK PROGRAM


ASSESSMENT OF STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
COLLECTED DURING THE 2023-24 ACADEMIC YEAR

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 summary data and outcomes for the assessment of each of its competencies, identifying the percentage of students achieving the benchmark. 4.0.4 The program uses Form AS4 (B) and/or AS4 (M) to report assessment outcomes to its constituents and the public on its website and routinely updates (minimally every 2 years) these postings.

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.


COMPETENCY COMPETENCY BENCHMARK: CRITERIA FOR SUCCESS  
Competency 1: Demonstrate ethical and professional behavior 80% of students will earn a 3 or better on rubric scale, competency benchmark in two or more measures including:

SWK440: Ethical position paper; SWK440: Technology Ethics; SWK460SR: Professional seminar final presentation and paper; SWK 460SR: Practicum evaluation instrument (FPPAI)
100%
of students met or exceeded the benchmark

Competency 2: Advance human rights and social, racial, economic and environmental justice

80% of students will earn a 3 or better on rubric scale, competency benchmark in two or more measures including:

SWK360: Advocacy letter writing campaign; SWK420: Community organizing project; SWK460SR: Practicum evaluation instrument (FPPAI) 
100%
of students met or exceeded the benchmark
Competency 3: Engage anti-racism, diversity, equity and inclusion (ADEI) in practice 80% of students will earn a 3 or better on rubric scale, competency benchmark in two or more measures including:

SWK 225: Cross-cultural engagement paper; SWK225: Cultural immersion paper; SWK225: Diversity appreciation conversation/presentation; SWK225: Plan of change paper; SWK460SR: Practicum evaluation instrument (FPAAI)
100%
of students met or exceeded the benchmark
Competency 4: Engage in practice-informed research and research-informed practice 80% of students will earn a 3 or better on rubric scale, competency benchmark in two or more measures including:

SWK320WI: Qualitative research paper; SWK370: EBP individual client research paper; SWK400: EBP family project: Part B research-informed practice; SWK420: Community organizing project: Literature review & introduction; SWK460SR: Practicum evaluation instrument (FPPAI)
100%
of students met or exceeded the benchmark
Competency 5: Engage in policy practice 80% of students will earn a 3 or better on rubric scale, competency benchmark in two or more measures including:

SWK360: Legislative day & reflection paper; SWK360: Advocacy letter writing campaign; SWK360: Social policy brief; SWK460SR: Practicum evaluation instrument (FPAAI)
100%
of students met or exceeded the benchmark
Competency 6: Engage with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities 80% of students will earn a 3 or better on rubric scale, competency benchmark in two or more measures including:

Individual: SWK370: Individual EBP project; Family: SWK400: MSFA (Multi-stressed family assignment); Groups: SWK400: EBP diverse family population project; Org/Communities: SWK420: Community organizing project; SWK460SR: Practicum evaluation instrument (FPAAI)
92.66%
of students met or exceeded the benchmark
Competency 7: Assess individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities 80% of students will earn a 3 or better on rubric scale, competency benchmark in two or more measures including:

Individual: SWK370: Individual EBP project; Family: SWK400: MSFA (Multi-stressed family assignment); Groups: SWK400: EBP diverse family population project; Org/Communities: SWK420: Community organizing project; SWK460SR: Practicum evaluation instrument (FPAAI)
97.74%
of students met or exceeded the benchmark
Competency 8: Intervene with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities 80% of students will earn a 3 or better on rubric scale, competency benchmark in two or more measures including:

Individual: SWK370: Individual EBP project; Family: SWK400: MSFA (Multi-stressed family assignment); Groups: SWK400: EBP diverse family population project; Org/Communities: SWK420: Community organizing project; SWK460SR: Practicum evaluation instrument (FPAAI)
100%
of students met or exceeded the benchmark
Competency 9: Evaluate practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities 80% of students will earn a 3 or better on rubric scale, competency benchmark in two or more measures including:

Individual: SWK370: Individual EBP project; Family: SWK400: MSFA (Multi-stressed family assignment); Groups: SWK400: EBP diverse family population project; Org/Communities: SWK420: Community organizing project; SWK460SR: Practicum evaluation instrument (FPAAI)
100%
of students met or exceeded the benchmark
Competency 10: Faith integration and spiritual engagement
Vision for Learning: Integrate faith in learning and practice through a liberal arts perspective by engaging ideas, connecting knowledge and experience, and responding to God's call for service.
80% of students will earn a 3 or better on rubric scale, competency benchmark in two or more measures including:

SWK360: Social Policy: Legislative day/reflection; SWK420: Community Systems: Book review papers; SWK440: Ethics: Journals; SWK460SR: Senior Seminar: Final faith integration paper        
98.5%
of students met or exceeded the benchmark



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