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Social Work Honor Society

The TCU Department of Social Work sponsors the Iota Xi chapter of Phi Alpha, the national Social Work Honor Society. Membership is open to MSW students, who have completed 9 semester hours of required social work courses and achieved an overall GPA of 3.5.

Membership to Phi Alpha is for life, so Advanced standing students inducted into Phi Alpha during their BSW program do not need to complete the application or pay the dues, but are welcome to participate in events hosted by Iota Xi.

Please contact Dr. Tee Tyler at t.tyler@tcu.edu if you have any questions.

MSW Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes

Last Completed August 5, 2020

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.

 

Area of Specialized Practice #1:

Advanced Generalist

Assessment Measure #1: Integrative Paper 
Dimension(s) assessed: Knowledge


When/where students are assessed: SOWO 65863: Field Seminar 4
Who assessed student competence: Field Seminar Instructor
Outcome Measure Benchmark (minimum score indicative of achievement) for Competencies 1-9:80 out of 100
Competency Benchmark (percent of students the program expects to have achieved the minimum scores, inclusive of all measures) for Competencies 1-9:85%
Assessment Measure #2: Field Evaluation 
Dimension(s) assessed: Skills


When/where students are assessed: SOWO 65893: Field Education 4
Who assessed student competence: Field Placement Instructor
Outcome Measure Benchmark (minimum score indicative of achievement) for Competencies 1-9:3 or higher on 4-point scale
Competency Benchmark (percent of students the program expects to have achieved the minimum scores, inclusive of all measures) for Competencies 1-9:85%
CompetencyCompetency Benchmark (Generalist)Competency Benchmark (Advanced Generalist)Percent of Students Achieving Benchmark (Generalist)Percent of Students Achieving Benchmark (Advanced Generalist)
Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior85%85%82%100%
Competency 2: Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice85%85%95%96%
Competency 3: Advanced Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice85%85%93%91%
Competency 4: Engage in Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice85%85%87%100%
Competency 5: Engage in Policy Practice85%85%85%96%
Competency 6: Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities85%85%88%100%
Competency 7: Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities85%85%85%91%
Competency 8: Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities85%85%96%92%
Competency 9: Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities85%85%93%87%