Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes July 1, 2021


University of Kansas, School of Social Welfare, MSW Program
Last Completed on July 1, 2021

Competency Benchmark

This form is used to assist the COA in the evaluation of the program’s compliance with Accreditation Standards stated 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 each benchmark.

4.0.4: The program uses Form AS 4 (B) and/or Form AS4 (M) to report its most recent assessment outcomes to 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 which comprise the accreditation standards of the Council on Social Work Education. These competencies are dimensions of social work practice which 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
Benchmarks

Competency
Benchmark

Percent of Students Achieving Benchmark

Generalist/Foundation
n=72

Percent of Students Achieving Benchmark

Clinical Area of Specialization/Concentration
n=175

Percent of Students Achieving Benchmark

Macro Area of Specialization/Concentration
n=9*

Identify as a Professional Social Worker

80%90%89%94%100%

Apply Ethical Principles

80%90%90%92%78%

Apply Critical Thinking

80%90%86%90%89%

Engage Diversity in Practice

80%90%87%91%78%

Advance Human Rights/Social and Economic Justice

80%90%90%91%78%

Engage Research Informed Practice and Practice Informed Research

80%90%86%90%89%

Human Behavior Knowledge

80%90%83%90%78%

Engage Policy Practice to Advance Well-being and Deliver Services

80%90%86%81%78%

Respond to Practice Contexts

80%90%77%87%78%

Practice Engagement

80%90%93%94%67%

Practice Assessment

80%90%83%91%78%

Practice Intervention

80%90%87%89%89%

Practice Evaluation

80%90%90%91%89%

*Percentages based on data from small samples are suspect. We do not believe that the percentages of our nine (9) macro students accurately reflect their competencies.