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 JUNE 2015

 

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

 

Spring 2013

Fall 2013

Spring 2014

Fall  2014

Spring 2015

Identify as a
Professional
Social Worker

86%

91%

88%

86%

85%

Apply Ethical
Principles

86%

90%

94%

87%

85%

Apply Critical
Thinking

86%

88%

88%

84%

86%

Engage
Diversity in
Practice

84%

88%

87%

84%

85%

Advance Human
Rights/ Social and
Economic Justice

85%

86%

87%

83%

85%

Engage Research
Informed Practice/
Practice Informed
Research

90%

88%

92%

88%

91%

Apply Human Behavior
Knowledge

85%

90%

91%

88%

87%

Engage Policy
Practice to
Advance Well-
Being and Deliver
Services

83%

79%

79%

71%

78%

Respond to
Practice Contexts

96%

91%

96%

86%

94%

Practice Engagement

96%

91%

96%

88%

91%

Practice Assessment

96%

91%

96%

88%

91%

Practice Intervention

96%

91%

96%

88%

91%

Practice Evaluation

96%

91%

96%

88%

91%