Department of Social Work

Course and Signature Assignment Assessments

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Newark

Department of Social Work

BACCALAUREATE SOCIAL WORK PROGRAM

ASSESSMENT OF STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

Course and Signature Assignment Assessments

LAST UPDATED DECEMBER 2013

 

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 Benchmark: Course and Signature Assignment Grades; grade of 2.5 or greater for at least 80% of students

COMPETENCY

PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS ACHIEVING BENCHMARK

 

Fall 2011

Spring 2012

Summer 2012

Fall 2012

Spring 2013

Identify as a
Professional
Social Worker

90%

83%

92%

92%

86%

Apply Ethical
Principles

89%

82%

86%

91%

86%

Apply Critical
Thinking

84%

84%

88%

88%

86%

Engage
Diversity in
Practice

84%

83%

88%

88%

84%

Advance Human
Rights/ Social and
Economic Justice

83%

84%

88%

87%

85%

Engage Research
Informed Practice/
Practice Informed
Research

90%

86%

90%

92%

90%

Apply Human Behavior
Knowledge

90%

81%

87%

92%

85%

Engage Policy
Practice to
Advance Well-
Being and Deliver
Services

73%

80%

N/A

78%

83%

Respond to
Practice Contexts

98%

92%

95%

95%

96%

Practice Engagement

92%

86%

88%

93%

89%

Practice Assessment

92%

86%

88%

93%

89%

Practice Intervention

92%

86%

88%

93%

89%

Practice Evaluation

92%

86%

88%

93%

89%