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Program Goals and Behavioral Objectives

  1. Graduates will have a liberal arts foundation to support their generalist social work practice.
    1. Graduates will comply with general education requirements for a Bachelor of Arts degree.
      1. Graduates will successfully complete the general education requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences.
  2. Graduates will be sensitive to the plight of humankind.
    1. Students will identify various factors that impact quality of life of individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations.
      1. Students will correctly identify various societal factors that contribute to oppression.
      2. Students will recognize incidence and indicators of oppressive social conditions.
    2. Students will be aware of the diversity of life experiences.
      1. Students will demonstrate awareness of a range of life experiences.
  3. Graduates will embrace the core ethical principles of social work.
    1. Students will appropriately apply social work principles and ethical standards.
      1. Students will correctly identify social work principles.
      2. Students will correctly apply social work ethical standards.
  4. Graduates will possess the knowledge required of generalist social work practitioners.
    1. Students will demonstrate knowledge of various social work roles.
      1. Students will identify roles filled by generalist social work practitioners.
    2. Students will demonstrate knowledge of social work practice theory and methods related to systems of various sizes.
      1. Students will demonstrate basic understanding of major social work practice theories.
      2. Students will demonstrate basic understanding of major social work methods.
    3. Students will demonstrate knowledge of diverse populations.
      1. Students will identify different aspects of human diversity.
      2. Students will articulate interaction of social conditions and diversity.
    4. Students will demonstrate knowledge of human development and behavior.
      1. Students will demonstrate basic understanding of human development.
      2. Students will demonstrate basic understanding of human behavior.
    5. Students will demonstrate knowledge of the history of social welfare and social work.
      1. Students will demonstrate understanding of interdependence.
      2. Students will identify the origins of social work in the United States.
      3. Students will identify the impact of political ideologies on society’s response to the problem of dependency.
    6. Students will demonstrate knowledge of the research process.
      1. Students will demonstrate understanding of how social work knowledge base is generated.
  5. Graduates will have the skills necessary to be effective generalist social workers and civic participants.
    1. Students will express awareness of how their values, beliefs, and life experiences may impact their social work practice.
      1. Students will identify their personal values, beliefs, and life experiences.
      2. Students will anticipate how personal values, beliefs, and life experiences may impact their functioning as a social worker.
    2. Students will demonstrate competence in working with diverse groups.
      1. Students will appropriately apply knowledge of diverse groups to their social work practice.
    3. Students will demonstrate use of critical thinking skills.
      1. Students will critically examine perspectives on social issues.
    4. Students will demonstrate effective communication with all system levels
      1. Students will be able to effectively communicate with others.
      2. Students will be able to effectively interpret communication from others.
    5. Students will demonstrate application of social work roles in problem-solving techniques with all levels of systems.
      1. Students will demonstrate appropriate utilization of the problem-solving process with micro and macro systems.
    6. Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze, develop, and influence policies.
      1. Students will examine and evaluate current policy.
      2. Students will formulate policy specification at a basic level.
      3. Students will articulate means to cause change in policy implementation.
    7. Students will demonstrate ability to appropriately use and produce research knowledge.
      1. Students will demonstrate ability to review aspects of the human condition, including social work interventions.
      2. Students will demonstrate ability to generate general social work knowledge of the human condition.
      3. Students will demonstrate ability to evaluate professional social work practice.