Social Work Student Outcomes

University of Tennessee Chattanooga

Baccalaureate Social Work Program

Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes

Last Completed on August 10, 2018

 

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 each behavior and competency. Educational assessment tools used to evaluate student outcomes in the social work program at UTC include a final field evaluation an e-portfolio. Findings are from students that graduated in 2018

COMPETENCY

COMPETENCY BENCHMARK

PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS
ACHIEVING BENCHMARK

Demonstrate Ethical
and Professional
Behavior

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

92%

Engage Diversity and
Difference in Practice

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

86%

Advance Human
Rights/Social,
Economic and
Environmental Justice

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

87%

Engage in Practice-
Informed Research and
Research-Informed
Practice

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

68%

Engage in Policy
Practice

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

88%

Engage with
Individuals, Families,
Groups, Organizations
and communities

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

96%

Assess Individuals,
Families, Groups,
Organizations and
communities

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

82%

Intervene with
Individuals, Families,
Groups, Organizations
and communities

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

87%

Evaluate Practice with
Individuals, Families,
Groups, Organizations
and communities

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

86%