University of Tennessee Chattanooga
Masters in Social Work (MSW) Program
Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes
Last Completed March 2022
All Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) programs measure and report student learning outcomes. Students are assessment on their mastery of social work competencies that comprise the accreditation standards of the Council on Social Work Education. These competencies are representative of the 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 competency.
The Masters in Social Work (MSW) program at UTC has a benchmark for the generalist curriculum of 90% of students will score a minimum of 3 out of 5 points on embedded course and field measures for each competency. The benchmark for the specialist curriculum is that 80% of students will achieve a 4 out of 5 on embedded course and field measures for each competency. All measures utilize a five-point Likert scale. For the coursework, the assessment scores represent the aggregate mean of student outcomes for each competency. For field education, the assessment scores represent the aggregate mean of student outcomes for each competency and respective behaviors on the field learning agreement and the overall field instructor evaluation noted as the Field Performance Assessment. Rubrics are used to assess all embedded assignments and field education work. Findings represented here are from students enrolled in the program during the 2020-2021 academic year.
COUNCIL ON SOCIAL WORK EDUCATION - FORM AS 4(M)
University of Tennessee Chattanooga MASTER’S SOCIAL WORK PROGRAM
ASSESSMENT OF STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES