Social Work Accreditation

The Union College Social Work Program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes

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.

Updated: June 2018

Competency

Competency Benchmark

Percentage of Students Achieving Benchmark
Both on-campus and aggregate

Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior

80%

85%

Competency 2: Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice 

80%

90%

Competency 3: Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice 

75%

82%

Competency 4: Engage In Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice

70%

70%

Competency 5: Engage in Policy Practice

75%

83%

Competency 6: Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 

80%

87%

Competency 7: Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 

75%

81%

Competency 8: Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 

75%

89%

Competency 9: Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 

70%

72%

Competency 10: Integrate Spirituality in Practice

70%

89%