A Northwestern student completes an internship with Hope House in Denver.

NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE BACCALAUREATE
SOCIAL WORK PROGRAM


ASSESSMENT OF STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
LAST COMPLETED ON 3/26/2019

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 AS 4 (B) and/or AS4 (M) to report assessment outcomes to its constituents and the public on its website and routinely up-dates (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 PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS ACHIEVING BENCHMARK
(Average of the two measures)
Identify as a Professional Social Worker 80% of students will earn a 5 or better, competency benchmark, on the agency evaluation instrument and over an 80% on the community practice project. 91%
Apply Ethical Principles 80% of students will earn a 5 or better, competency benchmark, on the agency evaluation instrument and over an 80% on the ethical position paper 95.5%
Apply Critical Thinking 80% of students will earn a 5 or better, competency benchmark, on the agency evaluation instrument and over an 80% on the evidence based practice project 95.5%
Engage Diversity in Practice 80% of students will earn a 5 or better, competency benchmark, on the agency evaluation instrument and over an 80% on the immersion experience project 94%
Advance Human Rights/ Social and Economic Justice 80% of students will earn a 5 or better, competency benchmark, on the agency evaluation instrument and over an 80% on the plan of change project 95.5%
Engage Research Informed Practice/Practice Informed Research 80% of students will earn a 5 or better, competency benchmark, on the agency evaluation instrument and over an 80% on the qualitative research project 95.5%
Apply Human Behavior Knowledge 80% of students will earn a 5 or better, competency benchmark, on the agency evaluation instrument and over 80% on the self as a system paper 100%
Engage Policy Practice to Advance Well-Being and Deliver Services 80% of students will earn a 5 or better, competency benchmark, on the agency evaluation instrument and over 80% will attend the NASW Policy Day 89.5%
Respond to Practice Contexts 80% of students will earn a 5 or better, competency benchmark, on the agency evaluation instrument and over 80% on the current events project 95.5%
Practice Engagement 80% of students will earn a 5 or better, competency benchmark, on the agency evaluation instrument and over 80% on the 5 stage interview project 100%
Practice Assessment 80% of students will earn a 5 or better, competency benchmark, on the agency evaluation instrument and over 80% on the 5 stage interview project 100%
Practice Intervention 80% of students will earn a 5 or better, competency benchmark, on the agency evaluation instrument and over 80% on the 5 stage interview project 95.5%
Practice Evaluation 80% of students will earn a 5 or better, competency benchmark, on the agency evaluation instrument and over 80% on the planned change project 95.5%


Amy Tuttle

Making connections

Amy plans to pursue graduate school and then a career in counseling or therapy because she has a passion for helping people help themselves.

Amy's story

Taylor Sun

Fostering community

Taylor landed her dream job right after college when she began working at the Joy House, a housing program for women and children escaping domestic violence.

Taylor's story

Pedro Ruiz

Justice for all

The first in his family to attend and graduate from college, Pedro is using his background in social work in his role as the executive director of La Unidad, a youth development soccer program.

Pedro's story

Danielle Straka

Kid-friendly

A love for children, nurtured through four mission trips to Haiti, led Danielle to a full-time social work career at Robin's Nest orphanage in Jamaica.

Danielle's story

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