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UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE AT CHATTANOOGA
BACCALAUREATE SOCIAL WORK PROGRAM
ASSESSMENT OF STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
LAST COMPLETED ON (April 24, 2013)

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.  

The measurement benchmark set by the social work program at UTC is four on a Five point Likert scale. Assessment scores of three or higher represents adequate mastery of that particular competency.  Assessment scores represent the aggregate mean of student outcomes for the practice behaviors of each competency. Educational assessment tools used to evaluate student outcomes in the social work program at UTC include a final field evaluation binder and an e-portfolio. Findings are from students that graduated in 2011 and 2012.

COMPETENCY

COMPETENCY BENCHMARK

PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS
ACHIEVING BENCHMARK

Identify as a
Professional 
Social Worker

80% of students earn at least a 4 on a 5-point Likert Scale.

85%

Apply Ethical
Principles

80% of students earn at least a 4 on a 5-point Likert Scale.

100%

Apply Critical 
Thinking

80% of students earn at least a 4 on a 5-point Likert Scale.

100%

Engage
Diversity in 
Practice

80% of students earn at least a 4 on a 5-point Likert Scale.

82%

Advance Human
Rights/ Social and
Economic Justice

80% of students earn at least a 4 on a 5-point Likert Scale.

100%

Engage Research
Informed Practice/
Practice Informed
Research

80% of students earn at least a 4 on a 5-point Likert Scale.

82%

Apply Human Behavior
Knowledge

80% of students earn at least a 4 on a 5-point Likert Scale.

82%

Engage Policy
Practice to
Advance Well-
Being and Deliver
Services

80% of students earn at least a 4 on a 5-point Likert Scale.

100%

Respond to 
Practice Contexts

80% of students earn at least a 4 on a 5-point Likert Scale.

96%

Practice 
Engagement

80% of students earn at least a 4 on a 5-point Likert Scale.

92%

Practice
Assessment

80% of students earn at least a 4 on a 5-point Likert Scale.

100%

Practice 
Intervention

80% of students earn at least a 4 on a 5-point Likert Scale.

96%

Practice 
Evaluation

80% of students earn at least a 4 on a 5-point Likert Scale.

82%

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