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Ferrum College Baccalaureate Social Work Program


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 its most recent year of summary data and outcomes for the assessment of each of the identified competencies, specifying the percentage of students achieving program benchmarks for each program option.  4.0.3 The program uses Form AS 4(B) and/or Form AS 4(M) to report  its most recent assessment outcomes for each program option to constituents and the public on its website and routinely up-dates (minimally every 2 years) its findings.

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:  At least 80% of students will reach a benchmark calculated by; External Evaluators will score student portfolio presentation at a level of 4: Very Good-Demonstrated as a new Beginning Professional or higher; Field Practicum Instructors will score students at a level 4: Very Good-Consistently Meets Criteria or higher.


Competency Benchmark

Percentage of Students Achieving Benchmark

 Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional  Behavior 80% Benchmark 90% Met the Benchmark
 Competency 2: Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice 80% Benchmark 87% Met the Benchmark
 Competency 3: Advance Human Rights and Social,  Economic,  and Environmental Justice 80% Benchmark 81% Met the Benchmark
 Competency 4: Engage In Practice-informed Research and  Research-informed Practice 80% Benchmark 88% Met the Benchmark
 Competency 5: Engage in Policy Practice 80% Benchmark 96% Met the Benchmark
 Competency 6: Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups,  Organizations, and Communities 80% Benchmark 93% Met the Benchmark
 Competency 7: Assess Individuals, Families, Groups,  Organizations, and Communities 80% Benchmark 88% Met the Benchmark
 Competency 8: Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups,  Organizations, and Communities 80% Benchmark 84% Met the Benchmark
 Competency 9: Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families,  Groups, Organizations, and Communities 80% Benchmark 83% Met the Benchmark