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BSW 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 students who achieve a 3.0 overall GPA and a 3.25 GPA in social work.

BSW Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes

Last Updated: May, 2016

All social work programs accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) evaluate students on their mastery of competencies that represent critical dimensions of ethical, competent, and effective social work practice. Programs are required to identify two measures of each competency and compare the results of these measures to benchmark performance goals. The TCU Department of Social Work uses the Field Evaluation completed by student Field Instructors and Field Liaisons as one measure of student performance. The second measure is the Self-Evaluation completed by students prior to graduation. Each of these instruments uses a scale ranging from 1 to 4 to measure student performance on each competency. The benchmark performance standard identified by the TCU Department of Social Work is that at least 90% of students will score a 3.0 or higher on these instruments.

COMPETENCYCOMPETENCY BENCHMARKPERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS ACHIEVING BENCHMARK
Identify as a Professional
Social Worker
3.0 or higher100%
Apply Ethical Principles3.0 or higher97%
Apply Critical Thinking3.0 or higher98%
Engage Diversity in Practice3.0 or higher100%
Advance Human Rights/ Social and Economic Justice3.0 or higher100%
Engage Research Informed Practice/Practice Informed Research3.0 or higher97%
Apply Human Behavior Knowledge3.0 or higher100%
Engage Policy Practice to Advance Well-Being and Deliver Services3.0 or higher97%
Respond to Practice Contexts3.0 or higher92%
Engage, assess, intervene, and evaluate with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities3.0 or higher98%

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