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The Southeast Social Work program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) www.cswe.org . The Department of Social Work uses a competency-based approach to education. Competency-based education focuses on desired learning outcomes (competencies) in a variety of skill, value and knowledge areas directly associated with competent generalist social work practice. More specifically, the Social Work Program's curriculum is organized around nine core competencies and their requisite set of practice behaviors.

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 nine Social Work Competencies are listed below. Each competency describes the knowledge, values, skills, and cognitive and affective processes that comprise the competency at the generalist level of practice.

  1. Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior
  2. Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice
  3. Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice
  4. Engage In Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice
  5. Engage in Policy Practice
  6. Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities
  7. Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities
  8. Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities
  9. Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

Fall 2018
N=13, 3 pt scale

Competency: Competency Benchmark Cohort Portfolio Score Cohort Field Score Combined Score Percentage of Field Students Achieving Benchmark
1. Demonstrate ethical and professional behavior 90% 2.88 2.97 2.93 92%
2. Engage diversity and difference in practice 90% 2.90 2.96 2.93 92%
3. Advance human rights and social, economic and environmental justice 90% 2.88 2.96 2.92 100%
4. Engage in practice-informed research and research-informed practice 90% 2.93 2.94 2.94 92%
5. Engage in policy practice 90% 2.90 2.96 2.93 92%
6. Engage with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities 90% 2.94 2.96 2.95 100%
7. Assess individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities 90% 2.87 2.96 2.92 92%
8. Intervene with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities 90% 2.93 2.96 2.95 92%
9. Evaluate practice with individuals, groups, organizations and communities 90% 2.90 2.96 2.93 92%

Spring 2018
N=21, 3 pt scale

Competency: Competency Benchmark Cohort Portfolio Score Cohort Field Score Combined Score Percentage of Field Students Achieving Benchmark
1. Demonstrate ethical and professional behavior 90% 2.85 3.00 2.93 100%
2. Engage diversity and difference in practice 90% 2.86 3.00 2.93 100%
3. Advance human rights and social, economic and environmental justice 90% 2.92 2.98 2.95 100%
4. Engage in practice-informed research and research-informed practice 90% 2.91 3.00 2.96 100%
5. Engage in policy practice 90% 2.82 2.99 2.91 100%
6. Engage with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities 90% 2.78 3.00 2.89 100%
7. Assess individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities 90% 2.88 3.00 2.94 100%
8. Intervene with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities 90% 2.95 3.00 2.98 100%
9. Evaluate practice with individuals, groups, organizations and communities 90% 2.94 3.00 2.97 100%

Fall 2017
N=11, 3 pt scale

Competency: Competency Benchmark Cohort Portfolio Score Cohort Field Score Combined Score Percentage of Field Students Achieving Benchmark
1. Demonstrate ethical and professional behavior 90% 2.89 2.92 2.91 91%
2. Engage diversity and difference in practice 90% 2.84 2.94 2.89 91%
3. Advance human rights and social, economic and environmental justice 90% 2.92 2.91 2.92 91%
4. Engage in practice-informed research and research-informed practice 90% 2.97 2.88 2.93 91%
5. Engage in policy practice 90% 2.66 2.91 2.79 91%
6. Engage with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities 90% 2.85 2.95 2.90 100%
7. Assess individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities 90% 2.87 2.95 2.91 91%
8. Intervene with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities 90% 2.92 2.96 2.94 100%
9. Evaluate practice with individuals, groups, organizations and communities 90% 2.91 2.82 2.87 82%

Spring 2017
N=23, 3 pt scale

Competency Competency Benchmark Percentage of Field Students Achieving Benchmark Field Score Combined Score
2.1.1 Identify as a Professional Social Worker 2.75 100% 3.0 3.0
2.1.2 Apply Ethical Principles 2.65 100% 3.0 2.9
2.1.3 Apply Critical Thinking 2.50 100% 3.0 2.9
2.1.4 Engage Diversity in Practice 2.75 100% 3.0 2.9
2.1.5 Advance Human Rights/Social and Economic Justice 2.65 100% 3.0 2.9
2.1.6 Engage Research Informed Practice/Practice Informed Research 2.35 100% 3.0 2.9
2.1.7 Apply Human Behavior Knowledge 2.50 100% 3.0 2.9
2.1.8 Enage Policy Practice to Advance Well-Being and Deliver Services 2.50 100% 3.0 2.8
2.1.9 Respond to Practice Contexts 2.35 100% 3.0 2.9
2.1.10a Practice Engagement 2.55 100% 3.0 2.9
2.1.10b Practice Assessment 2.75 100% 3.0 2.9
2.1.10c Practice Intervention 2.75 100% 3.0 2.9
2.1.10d Practice Evaluation 3.00 100% 3.0 2.8

Fall 2016
N=10, 3 pt scale

Competency Competency Benchmark Percentage of Field Students achieving benchmark Field Score Combined Score
2.1.1 Identify as a Professional Social Worker 2.90 100% 3.0 2.9
2.1.2 Apply Ethical Principles 2.90 100% 3.0 2.9
2.1.3 Apply Critical Thinking 3.00 100% 3.0 3.0
2.1.4 Engage Diversity in Practice 2.90 100% 3.0 2.9
2.1.5 Advance Human Rights/Social and Economic Justice 2.80 100% 3.0 2.8
2.1.6 Engage Research Informed Practice/Practice Informed Research 2.80 100% 3.0 2.8
2.1.7 Apply Human Behavior Knowledge 3.00 100% 3.0 3.0
2.1.8 Enage Policy Practice to Advance Well-Being and Deliver Services 2.80 100% 3.0 2.8
2.1.9 Respond to Practice Contexts 2.90 100% 3.0 2.9
2.1.10a Practice Engagement 2.90 100% 3.0 2.9
2.1.10b Practice Assessment 2.90 100% 3.0 2.9
2.1.10c Practice Intervention 2.90 100% 3.0 2.9
2.1.10d Practice Evaluation 2.7 100% 3.0 2.8

Fall 2015
N=16, 3 pt scale

Competency Competency Benchmark Percentage of Field Students achieving benchmark Field Score Combined Score
2.1.1 Identify as a Professional Social Worker 2.75 100% 3.0 2.9
2.1.2 Apply Ethical Principles 2.65 100% 3.0 2.8
2.1.3 Apply Critical Thinking 2.50 100% 3.0 2.9
2.1.4 Engage Diversity in Practice 2.75 100% 3.0 2.9
2.1.5 Advance Human Rights/Social and Economic Justice 2.65 100% 3.0 2.8
2.1.6 Engage Research Informed Practice/Practice Informed Research 2.35 100% 3.0 2.7
2.1.7 Apply Human Behavior Knowledge 2.50 100% 3.0 2.9
2.1.8 Enage Policy Practice to Advance Well-Being and Deliver Services 2.50 100% 3.0 2.8
2.1.9 Respond to Practice Contexts 2.35 100% 3.0 2.8
2.1.10a Practice Engagement 2.55 100% 3.0 2.8
2.1.10b Practice Assessment 2.75 100% 3.0 2.8
2.1.10c Practice Intervention 2.75 100% 3.0 2.8
2.1.10d Practice Evaluation 3.00 100% 3.0 2.7

Spring 2015
N=14, 3 pt scale

Competency Competency Benchmark Percentage of Field Students achieving benchmark Field Score Combined Score
2.1.1 Identify as a Professional Social Worker 2.75 100% 3.0 2.9
2.1.2 Apply Ethical Principles 2.65 100% 3.0 2.9
2.1.3 Apply Critical Thinking 2.50 100% 3.0 2.9
2.1.4 Engage Diversity in Practice 2.75 100% 3.0 2.9
2.1.5 Advance Human Rights/Social and Economic Justice 2.65 100% 3.0 2.9
2.1.6 Engage Research Informed Practice/Practice Informed Research 2.35 100% 3.0 2.9
2.1.7 Apply Human Behavior Knowledge 2.50 100% 3.0 2.9
2.1.8 Enage Policy Practice to Advance Well-Being and Deliver Services 2.50 100% 3.0 2.8
2.1.9 Respond to Practice Contexts 2.35 100% 3.0 2.9
2.1.10a Practice Engagement 2.55 100% 3.0 2.9
2.1.10b Practice Assessment 2.75 100% 3.0 3.0
2.1.10c Practice Intervention 2.75 100% 3.0 2.9
2.1.10d Practice Evaluation 3.0 100% 3.0 2.9

Fall 2014
N=19, 3 pt scale

Competency Competency Benchmark Percentage of Field Students achieving benchmark Field Score Combined Score
2.1.1 Identify as a Professional Social Worker 2.75 100% 3.0 2.9
2.1.2 Apply Ethical Principles 2.65 100% 3.0 2.9
2.1.3 Apply Critical Thinking 2.50 100% 3.0 2.9
2.1.4 Engage Diversity in Practice 2.75 100% 3.0 2.9
2.1.5 Advance Human Rights/Social and Economic Justice 2.65 100% 3.0 2.9
2.1.6 Engage Research Informed Practice/Practice Informed Research 2.35 100% 2.96 2.9
2.1.7 Apply Human Behavior Knowledge 2.50 100% 3.0 2.9
2.1.8 Enage Policy Practice to Advance Well-Being and Deliver Services 2.50 100% 3.0 2.9
2.1.9 Respond to Practice Contexts 2.35 100% 3.0 2.9
2.1.10a Practice Engagement 2.55 100% 3.0 3.0
2.1.10b Practice Assessment 2.75 100% 3.0 2.9
2.1.10c Practice Intervention 2.75 100% 3.0 2.9
2.1.10d Practice Evaluation 3.0 100% 3.0 2.9

Spring 2014
N=20, 3 pt scale

Competency Competency Benchmark Percentage of Field Students achieving benchmark Field Score Combined Score
2.1.1 Identify as a Professional Social Worker 2.75 100% 3.0 2.9
2.1.2 Apply Ethical Principles 2.65 100% 3.0 2.9
2.1.3 Apply Critical Thinking 2.50 100% 3.0 2.9
2.1.4 Engage Diversity in Practice 2.75 100% 3.0 2.9
2.1.5 Advance Human Rights/Social and Economic Justice 2.65 100% 3.0 2.9
2.1.6 Engage Research Informed Practice/Practice Informed Research 2.35 100% 3.0 2.8
2.1.7 Apply Human Behavior Knowledge 2.50 100% 3.0 2.9
2.1.8 Enage Policy Practice to Advance Well-Being and Deliver Services 2.50 100% 3.0 2.7
2.1.9 Respond to Practice Contexts 2.35 100% 3.0 2.9
2.1.10a Practice Engagement 2.55 100% 3.0 3.0
2.1.10b Practice Assessment 2.75 100% 3.0 2.9
2.1.10c Practice Intervention 2.75 100% 3.0 2.9
2.1.10d Practice Evaluation 3.0 100% 3.0 2.9

Fall 2013
N=15, 3 pt scale

Competency Competency Benchmark Percentage of Field Students achieving benchmark Field Score Combined Score
2.1.1 Identify as a Professional Social Worker 2.75 100% 3.0 2.9
2.1.2 Apply Ethical Principles 2.65 100% 3.0 2.9
2.1.3 Apply Critical Thinking 2.50 100% 3.0 2.9
2.1.4 Engage Diversity in Practice 2.75 100% 3.0 2.9
2.1.5 Advance Human Rights/Social and Economic Justice 2.65 100% 3.0 3.0
2.1.6 Engage Research Informed Practice/Practice Informed Research 2.35 100% 3.0 2.9
2.1.7Apply Human Behavior Knowledge 2.50 100% 3.0 2.9
2.1.8 Enage Policy Practice to Advance Well-Being and Deliver Services 2.50 100% 3.0 2.9
2.1.9 Respond to Practice Contexts 2.35 100% 3.0 3.0
2.1.10a Practice Engagement 2.55 100% 3.0 3.0
2.1.10b Practice Assessment 2.75 100% 3.0 3.0
2.1.10c Practice Intervention 2.75 100% 3.0 3.0
2.1.10d Practice Evaluation 3.0 100% 3.0 2.9

Spring 2013
N=19, 3 pt scale

Competency Competency Benchmark Percentage of Field Students achieving benchmark Field Score Combined Score
2.1.1 Identify as a Professional Social Worker 2.75 100% 3.0 2.9
2.1.2 Apply Ethical Principles 2.65 100% 3.0 2.9
2.1.3 Apply Critical Thinking 2.50 100% 3.0 2.9
2.1.4 Engage Diversity in Practice 2.75 100% 3.0 2.9
2.1.5 Advance Human Rights/Social and Economic Justice 2.65 100% 3.0 2.9
2.1.6 Engage Research Informed Practice/Practice Informed Research 2.35 100% 3.0 2.9
2.1.7 Apply Human Behavior Knowledge 2.50 100% 3.0 2.9
2.1.8 Enage Policy Practice to Advance Well-Being and Deliver Services 2.50 100% 3.0 2.9
2.1.9 Respond to Practice Contexts 2.35 100% 3.0 2.9
2.1.10a Practice Engagement 2.55 100% 3.0 3.0
2.1.10b Practice Assessment 2.75 100% 3.0 3.0
2.1.10c Practice Intervention 2.75 100% 3.0 3.0
2.1.10d Practice Evaluation 3.0 100% 3.0 2.9

Fall 2012
N=15, 3 pt scale

Competency Competency Benchmark Percentage of Field Students achieving benchmark Field Score Combined Score
2.1.1 Identify as a Professional Social Worker 2.75 100% 3.0 2.9
2.1.2 Apply Ethical Principles 2.65 100% 3.0 2.9
2.1.3 Apply Critical Thinking 2.50 100% 3.0 2.9
2.1.4 Engage Diversity in Practice 2.75 100% 3.0 2.9
2.1.5 Advance Human Rights/Social and Economic Justice 2.65 100% 3.0 3.0
2.1.6 Engage Research Informed Practice/Practice Informed Research 2.35 100% 3.0 2.9
2.1.7 Apply Human Behavior Knowledge 2.50 100% 3.0 2.9
2.1.8 Engage Policy Pracitce to Advance Well-Being and Deliver Services 2.50 100% 3.0 2.9
2.1.9 Respond to Practice Contexts 2.35 100% 3.0 3.0
2.1.10a Practice Engagement 2.55 100% 3.0 3.0
2.1.10b Practice Assessment 2.75 100% 3.0 3.0
2.1.10c Practice Intervention 2.75 100% 3.0 3.0
2.1.10d Practice Evaluation 3.0 100% 3.0 2.9

Contact

573.651.2541
cjsws@semo.edu
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Department of Criminal Justice, Social Work and Sociology
One University Plaza, MS 7950
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701