College of Health and Human Services
George Mason University
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Student Outcomes

Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes

Completed 15 June 2017 (Academic Year 2016-17)

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 benchmark is set for each competency with an assessment score at or above that benchmark is considered by the program to represent mastery of that particular competency.

Bachelor of Social Work Program

Competency

Competency Benchmark

Percentage of Students Achieving Benchmark

Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior 80% 92.5%
Competency 2: Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice 80% 93%
Competency 3: Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice 80% 72.5%
Competency 4: Engage In Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice 80% 82.5%
Competency 5: Engage in Policy Practice 80% 72.5%
Competency 6: Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 80% 88.5%
Competency 7: Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 80% 94%
Competency 8: Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 80% 87%
Competency 9: Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 80% 80%

Master of Social Work Program

Competency

Competency Benchmark: Generalist

Competency Benchmark: Specialist

Percentage of Students Achieving Benchmark

 

 

 

Generalist Practice

Clinical Practice Specialization

Social Change Specialization

Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior 80% 85% 96.5% 100% 100%
Competency 2: Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice 80% 85% 97% 98.5% 100%
Competency 3: Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice 80% 85% 84% 96.5% 100%
Competency 4: Engage In Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice 80% 85% 91% 98.5% 100%
Competency 5: Engage in Policy Practice 80% 85% 87.5% 96.5% 100%
Competency 6: Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 80% 85% 97% 96.5% 96.5%
Competency 7: Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 80% 85% 98.5% 100% 100%
Competency 8: Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 80% 85% 98% 100% 100%
Competency 9: Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 80% 85% 91.5% 98.5% 98.5%

* By the completion of their Specialization-year, MSW students are expected to demonstrate competency.

Expertise