Our Competencies (EPAS 2015)

  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 individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.

Assessment

Council on Social Work Education - Form AS 4(B)
University of Illinois Springfield Baccalaureate Social Work Program
Summary of the Program's Assessment Plan / Generalist Practice

Assessment Measure #1: Embedded Classroom Assignments

Dimensions assessed:Knowledge,
Skills,
Values,
Cognitive/Affective Processes
When/where students are assessed:In classes
(SWK-322; 333; 344; 355; 366; 377; 430; 433; 434)
Who assessed student competence:Faculty who teach classes (SWK-322; 333; 344; 355; 366; 377; 430; 433; 434)
Outcome Measure Benchmark (minimum score indicative of achievement) for Competencies 1-9:A grade of “B”
Competency Benchmark (percent of students in the program expects to have achieved the minimum scores, inclusive of all measures) for Competencies 1-9:90% of students

Assessment Measure #2: Field Work Evaluation Instrument

Dimensions assessed:Knowledge,
Skills,
Values,
Cognitive/Affective Processes
When/where students are assessed:End of semester at field placement site
Who assessed student competence:Field Work Instructor
Outcome Measure Benchmark (minimum score indicative of achievement) for Competencies 1-9:A rating of 4 out of 5
Competency Benchmark (percent of students in the program expects to have achieved the minimum scores, inclusive of all measures) for Competencies 1-9:90% of students

Assessment Data Collected during the Academic Year (2020-2021)

CompetencyCompetency Benchmark (%)Percentage of students achieving benchmark (Aggregate of students from all program options; (n=31)
Competency 1:  Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior90%92.1%
Competency 2:  Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice90%88.4%
Competency 3:  Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice90%93.3%
Competency 4:  Engage in Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice90%87.1%
Competency 5:  Engage in Policy Practice90%95.5%
Competency 6: Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities90%92.2%
Competency 7: Assess with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities90%93.6%
Competency 8: Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities90%92.2%
Competency 9:  Evaluate practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities90% 92.8%