According the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the need for social workers is expected to grow twice as fast as other occupations, especially in gerontology, health care, and substance abuse.

Department Mission Statement and Goals:

Building upon the Elizabethtown College motto, "Educate for Service," the Social Work Department uses relationship-centered learning to provide a strong generalist social work education based upon a liberal arts foundation integrated with extensive field experience, to achieve the established competencies of social work.

Goal One:

To prepare dedicated social workers who have integrated professional knowledge, values, and skills with an understanding of the intersection of cultural identities to promote social change and work for human rights worldwide.

Goal Two:

To develop ethical social workers who can engage with multi-level systems to address structural inequalities and life challenges through an integration of the liberal arts and professional knowledge.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Demonstrate ethical and professional behavior

Engage diversity and difference in practice

Advance human rights and social, economic, and environmental justice

Engage in practice-informed research and research-informed practice

Engage in policy practice

Engage with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities

Assess individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities

Intervene with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities

Evaluate practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities

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Assesment of Student Learning Outcomes

COMPETENCY COMPETENCY BENCHMARK PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS ACHIEVING BENCHMARK
    Program Option #1 (on campus) Program Option #2 (identify campus/delivery method) Program Option #3 (identify campus/delivery method) Aggregate of All Program Options
Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior 90% meeting competency 98% n/a n/a 98%
Competency 2: Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice 90% meeting competency 100% n/a n/a 100%
Competency 3: Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice 90% meeting competency 100% n/a n/a 100%
Competency 4: Engage In Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice 90% meeting competency 98% n/a n/a 98%
Competency 5: Engage in Policy Practice 90% meeting competency 100% n/a n/a 100%
Competency 6: Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 90% meeting competency 100% n/a n/a 100%
Competency 7: Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 90% meeting competency 98% n/a n/a 98%
Competency 8: Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 90% meeting competency 98% n/a n/a 98%
Competency 9: Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 90% meeting competency 98% n/a n/a 98%
LAST COMPLETED ON JULY 1, 2016

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