SOCIAL WORK

Master of Social Work (MSW)

The mission of the Master of Social Work (MSW) Program at Long Island University is to educate and train professional social work practitioners who are well grounded in the profession’s history, purpose, and philosophy and who can competently and effectively work with diverse populations of clients and client systems in the richness of the New York City and beyond. Integral to competent practice is the ability to engage in interdisciplinary collaboration. Graduates of our MSW program are prepared to engage in practice that is informed by a diverse body of theories and knowledge, social work values, and professional social work skills.

The LIU MSW Program is accredited by the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE), signifying that it meets the highest standards of academic excellence. The Master of Social Work (MSW) Program at LIU Brooklyn is a collaboration with the LIU Post campus in Brookville, New York.

Our MSW program provides a step-wise progression to support student understanding of generalist and specialized social work practice. The generalist practice curriculum includes content in the foundation areas of social work: policy, practice, human behavior, research, diversity, professional values, and promotion of social justice, and applied through a field education experience.

The advanced year curriculum deepens the student’s understanding and demonstrated mastery of psycho-social assessment, administrative theory and practice, and diversity sensitive practice. Students select a specific area of concentration for specialized education in a particular area of practice. Field experience in the second year provides an opportunity for the student to apply in practice specialized knowledge, values and skills gained through their selected concentration.

MSW Handbook 2023


Admissions

The program seeks students from diverse backgrounds who reflect the diversity of the populations its graduates will serve, locally, regionally, and globally. Students who apply to this program should be interested in working through direct care or leadership roles with diverse populations including children, families, the elderly, immigrants and refugees, persons with physical and/or mental conditions, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) individuals, and the economically disadvantaged.

FOR INFORMATION ON THE MSW PROGRAM PLEASE CONTACT Dr. Rebecca Rivera, Department Chair rebecca.rivera@liu.edu.

Only candidates who have earned an undergraduate degree are admitted to the master of social work degree program.

Consistent with the policies of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), the Long Island University MSW Program does not grant social work course credit for life experience or previous work experience under any circumstance.


Advanced Standing

The Advanced Standing Program provides students who earned an undergraduate degree in social work from a CSWE accredited baccalaureate program, up to one full year of credit towards their MSW. The standard for acceptance under advanced standing is a cumulative GPA of 3.0. Exceptions for extenuating circumstances will be made on an individual basis, and may require supportive materials. Eligible students must specifically apply for advanced standing and each case is reviewed individually. Please note that holding an undergraduate degree in social work from an accredited program does not automatically grant a student advanced standing. Additionally, only foundation level social work courses where the student has received a "B" or better will be accepted for credit towards the MSW in the advanced standing program.

All LIU MSW advanced standing students must complete an additional course which serves as a bridge from baccalaureate to graduate study. The course, SWK 614, entitled Advanced Principles of Administrative and Clinical Practice within an Interdisciplinary Context, includes advanced clinical content in individual and family systems of practice and also an introduction to role theory and its application in organizational and community systems of practice. SWK 614 ensures that students who are eligible for advanced status will have the same orientation as students who have completed the foundation year of our graduate program.

How to Apply

Requirements for Admission to the MSW Program

  • Application for Admission
  • Application fee: $50 (non-refundable)
  • Official copies of your undergraduate and/or graduate transcripts from any college(s) or universities you have attended. Unofficial, student copies may be submitted initially.
  • A minimum overall GPA of 3.0, although candidates with lower GPA’s may be considered based on overall criteria and may be offered admissions with limited matriculation on a probationary status.
  • International students are also required to achieve a minimum Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 79 Internet-based; IELTS of 6.5 or above is also acceptable.
  • International students are also required to submit a course by course credential evaluation completed by a member of NACES. Visit www.naces.org for a list of approved evaluators.
  • The program reserves the right to interview applicants.

Students who are interested in the MSW program must either apply for:

  • Regular program admission (60 credit program), or
  • Advanced Standing (33 credit program reserved for graduates from accredited undergraduate social work programs).

Current LIU Brooklyn undergraduates should contact the Social Work Department for special instructions on how to submit their application.

Interested candidates may apply through LIU Apply and submit their transcripts to LIU Student Success.

For questions related to admissions decisions, please contact Dr Rebecca Rivera, Department Chair rebecca.rivera@liu.edu

Program Requirements

Continued enrollment in this program is contingent upon:

  • Earning a grade of B or better in all field education courses
  • Maintaining a minimum grade-point average of 3.0
  • Being in compliance with all program and CSWE standards including Education Policy 2.1.1 which requires that students "Identify as a professional social worker and conduct oneself accordingly."
  • Earning the required 60 credits within a five-year period

Plans of Study

The MSW program at LIU Brooklyn is designed to meet the individualized needs of our students. Understanding that most of our students have multiple commitments, often including full-time employment, we provide a convenient and flexible course schedule, with choices for evening weekday and/or Saturday schedules. To increase flexibility, our students can complete the LIU Brooklyn MSW program through plans of study for two (2), three (3), or four (4) years.

We offer a Part-Time “Spring Start” in our MSW Program

LIU Brooklyn offers a “Spring Start” program. MSW programs traditionally begin in the Fall semester, but we are often asked whether students can start in the Spring semester. Our answer is, YES!

Students can take 2 classes in the Spring semester, and then take 2 classes in the following Summer (May-July). Classes will be offered on weekday evenings and/or weekends, depending on demand. After successfully completing these four (4) courses, students will continue on in the program with their fall cohort peers.

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Advanced Standing Plan of Study 2023

MSW Plan of Study 2 Year 2023

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MSW Plan of Study 3 or 4 Year 2023

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Advanced Year Concentrations

After completing the foundation curriculum, the MSW program provides the opportunity for advanced year MSW students to choose one of five outstanding concentration areas:

  • Child & Family Welfare
    • The Child and Family Welfare concentration prepares students interested in working in an interdisciplinary context with children and their families.
    • This concentration incorporates knowledge, values, and skills that professionals need to effectively work with children and their families across a broad range of social issues and in multiple programs.
    • After completing the foundation year MSW coursework, students in the second (specialized/concentration) year then develop their understanding about policies and services specific to children and families, family violence across the lifespan, community based practice with children and families and childhood psychopathology.
  • Forensic Social Work
    • The forensic social work concentration prepares students to apply the principles of social work to the legal system, including applicable local, state and federal laws; civil and criminal courts and the juvenile justice system; law enforcement agencies; and correctional facilities.
    • Your clients may be children or adults, individuals or families, organizations or communities. Their legal difficulties may involve child custody and parental rights issues due to domestic violence and neglect and crimes relating to mental illness and substance abuse. They may face arrest and incarceration, be imprisoned or hospitalized, or be on probation or parole. 
    • The Forensic Social Work concentration prepares students to serve all of these populations, by identifying societal issues and their impact on your clients; screening, assessing and counseling your clients; planning and implementing interventions; making client referrals; and otherwise serving as effective advocates for diverse and at-risk clients.
    • Upon completion of the MSW degree with a concentration in forensic social work, graduates may also qualify for an Advanced Certificate in Forensic Social Work by taking just one additional course, which is offered by Long Island University.
  • Substance Use and Addictive Behaviors
      • The LIU MSW Program offers students the opportunity to simultaneously meet the partial requirements towards the New York State Certificate in Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counseling (CASAC) while earning their MSW degree. 
        • The Substance Use and Addictive Behaviors concentration satisfies all of the educational requirements for the CASAC credential and issues its own Education and Training Provider Certificate. 
        • In addition, the MSW Degree contributes significantly (4000 hours) toward satisfying the 6000 hour work experience requirement for the CASAC certificate.

    Regardless of where a student in placed for their field placement, they will only have to complete 2000 hours, post MSW, in an OASAS facility to qualify for their CASAC.  

*Some concentrations fulfill partial requirements for Advanced Certificates

Field Education

Field education is the signature pedagogy of Social Work Education. Field Education is an integral component of the curriculum of any social work program. Experiences in the field engage the student in supervised social work practice and provide opportunities to apply classroom learning in the field setting. 

In the first year of field placement, LIU Brooklyn MSW students are required to complete a minimum of 200 hours in their internship during each of the standard Fall and Spring semesters, for a total of 400 hours in the generalist practice year. During the second year of field, also referred to as the specialized practice experience, students are required to complete a total of 300 hours during each of the standard Fall and Spring semesters, for a total of 600 hours in the specialization year. Thus, the minimum number of field hours required of LIU MSW students is 1,000 hours.

For a thorough review of the processes and requirements of field education in the LIU Brooklyn MSW Program, please refer to the MSW Field Manual and the MSW Handbook 2023

If you are interested in having a BSSW or MSW student intern with your organization for their field placement, please contact bkln-social-work@liu.edu

Program Outcomes

Summary of the Program’s Assessment Plan | Generalist Practice: Data Published August 2023

Program Option #1: Brooklyn 

Assessment Measure #1: FCAI – Foundation Curriculum Assessment Instrument

Dimension(s) assessed:

Knowledge

When/where students are assessed:

May 2023/online

Who assessed student competence:

MSW Program Faculty

Outcome Measure Benchmark (minimum score indicative of achievement) for Competencies 1-9:

Students will answer 50% or more of the total number of questions correctly.

Competency Benchmark (percent of students the program expects to have achieved the minimum scores, inclusive of all measures) for Competencies 1-9:

80%

Assessment Measure #2: [FPPAI – Field Practicum Placement Instrument]

Dimension(s) assessed:

Values, skills, and cognitive & affective processes

When/where students are assessed:

May 2023 / online

Who assessed student competence:

MSW Program Faculty

Outcome Measure Benchmark (minimum score indicative of achievement) for Competencies 1-9:

A rating of 3 or more.

Competency Benchmark (percent of students the program expects to have achieved the minimum scores, inclusive of all measures) for Competencies 1-9:

80%

Program Option #2: Post

Assessment Measure #1: FCAI – Foundation Curriculum Assessment Instrument

Dimension(s) assessed:

Knowledge

When/where students are assessed:

May 2023/online

Who assessed student competence:

MSW Program Faculty

Outcome Measure Benchmark (minimum score indicative of achievement) for Competencies 1-9:

Students will answer 50% or more of the total number of questions correctly.

Competency Benchmark (percent of students the program expects to have achieved the minimum scores, inclusive of all measures) for Competencies 1-9:

80%

Assessment Measure #2: Specialized Practice Evaluation

Dimension(s) assessed:

Values, skills, and cognitive & affective processes

When/where students are assessed:

May 2023 / online

Who assessed student competence:

MSW Program Faculty

Outcome Measure Benchmark (minimum score indicative of achievement) for Competencies 1-9:

A rating of 3 or more.

Competency Benchmark (percent of students the program expects to have achieved the minimum scores, inclusive of all measures) for Competencies 1-9:

80%

Summary of the Program’s Assessment Plan | Specialized Practice: Data Published August 2023
Program Option #1: Brooklyn + Program Option #2: Post

Assessment Measure #1: FCAI – Foundation Curriculum Assessment Instrument

Dimension(s) assessed:

Knowledge

When/where students are assessed:

May 2023/online

Who assessed student competence:

MSW Program Faculty

Outcome Measure Benchmark (minimum score indicative of achievement) for Competencies 1-9:

Students will answer 50% or more of the total number of questions correctly.

Competency Benchmark (percent of students the program expects to have achieved the minimum scores, inclusive of all measures) for Competencies 1-9:

80%

Assessment Measure #2: Specialized Practice Evaluation

Dimension(s) assessed:

Values, skills, and cognitive & affective processes

When/where students are assessed:

May 2023 / online

Who assessed student competence:

MSW Program Faculty

Outcome Measure Benchmark (minimum score indicative of achievement) for Competencies 1-9:

A rating of 3 or more.

Competency Benchmark (percent of students the program expects to have achieved the minimum scores, inclusive of all measures) for Competencies 1-9:

80%


Assessment Data Collected during the Academic Year (2022-2023)

Program Option #1: Brooklyn

COMPETENCY

COMPETENCY BENCHMARK (%) (GENERALIST)

COMPETENCY BENCHMARK

(AREA OF SPECIALIZED PRACTICE)

PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS ACHIEVING BENCHMARK

Generalist Practice

N = 66

Specialized Practice: Advanced  Clinical Practice

N = 51

Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior

FCAI - 80% of students will answer 50% of the questions correctly

FPPAI – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

Students will answer 50% or more of the total number of questions correctly.

Specialized Practice Evaluation – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

74%

100%

Competency 2: Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice

FCAI - 80% of students will answer 50% of the questions correctly

FPPAI – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

Students will answer 50% or more of the total number of questions correctly.

Specialized Practice Evaluation – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

77%

100%

Competency 3: Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice

FCAI - 80% of students will answer 50% of the questions correctly

FPPAI – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

Students will answer 50% or more of the total number of questions correctly.

Specialized Practice Evaluation – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

68%

100%

Competency 4: Engage in Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice

FCAI - 80% of students will answer 50% of the questions correctly

FPPAI – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

Students will answer 50% or more of the total number of questions correctly.

Specialized Practice Evaluation – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

35%

98%

Competency 5: Engage in Policy Practice

FCAI - 80% of students will answer 50% of the questions correctly

FPPAI – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

Students will answer 50% or more of the total number of questions correctly.

Specialized Practice Evaluation – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

36%

100%

Competency 6: Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

FCAI - 80% of students will answer 50% of the questions correctly

FPPAI – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

Students will answer 50% or more of the total number of questions correctly.

 

Specialized Practice Evaluation – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

42%

100%

Competency 7: Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

FCAI - 80% of students will answer 50% of the questions correctly

FPPAI – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

Students will answer 50% or more of the total number of questions correctly.

 

Specialized Practice Evaluation – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

73%

98%

Competency 8: Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

FCAI - 80% of students will answer 50% of the questions correctly

FPPAI – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

Students will answer 50% or more of the total number of questions correctly.

 

Specialized Practice Evaluation – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

77%

98%

Competency 9: Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations and Communities

FCAI - 80% of students will answer 50% of the questions correctly

FPPAI – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

Students will answer 50% or more of the total number of questions correctly.

Specialized Practice Evaluation – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

53%

98%

Assessment Data Collected During the Academic Year (2022-2023)

Program Option #2: Post

COMPETENCY

COMPETENCY BENCHMARK (%) (GENERALIST)

COMPETENCY BENCHMARK

(AREA OF SPECIALIZED PRACTICE)

PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS ACHIEVING BENCHMARK




Generalist Practice

N = 12

Specialized Practice: Advanced Clinical Practice

N = 19

Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior

FCAI - 80% of students will answer 50% of the questions correctly

FPPAI – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

Students will answer 50% or more of the total number of questions correctly.

 

Specialized Practice Evaluation – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

100%

100%

Competency 2: Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice

FCAI - 80% of students will answer 50% of the questions correctly

FPPAI – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

Students will answer 50% or more of the total number of questions correctly.

Specialized Practice Evaluation – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

92%

100%

Competency 3: Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice

FCAI - 80% of students will answer 50% of the questions correctly

FPPAI – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

Students will answer 50% or more of the total number of questions correctly.

 

Specialized Practice Evaluation – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

92%

100%

Competency 4: Engage in Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice

FCAI - 80% of students will answer 50% of the questions correctly

FPPAI – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

Students will answer 50% or more of the total number of questions correctly.

 

Specialized Practice Evaluation – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

75%

95%

Competency 5: Engage in Policy Practice

FCAI - 80% of students will answer 50% of the questions correctly

FPPAI – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

Students will answer 50% or more of the total number of questions correctly.

Specialized Practice Evaluation – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

92%

100%

Competency 6: Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

FCAI - 80% of students will answer 50% of the questions correctly

FPPAI – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

Students will answer 50% or more of the total number of questions correctly.

 

Specialized Practice Evaluation – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

83%

100%

Competency 7: Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

FCAI - 80% of students will answer 50% of the questions correctly

FPPAI – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

Students will answer 50% or more of the total number of questions correctly.

 

Specialized Practice Evaluation – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

100%

100%

Competency 8: Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

FCAI - 80% of students will answer 50% of the questions correctly

FPPAI – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

Students will answer 50% or more of the total number of questions correctly.

 

Specialized Practice Evaluation – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

83%

100%

Competency 9: Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations and Communities

FCAI - 80% of students will answer 50% of the questions correctly

FPPAI – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

Students will answer 50% or more of the total number of questions correctly.

 

Specialized Practice Evaluation – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

83%

95%

Overall Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes: Assessment Data Collected During the Academic Year (2022-2023)

Aggregate Data for All Students from Program Option #1 (Brooklyn) and Program Option #2 (Post)

COMPETENCY

COMPETENCY BENCHMARK (%) (GENERALIST)

COMPETENCY BENCHMARK

(AREA OF SPECIALIZED PRACTICE)

PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS ACHIEVING BENCHMARK




Generalist Practice

N = 78

Area of Specialized Practice : Advanced Clinical Practice

N = 70

Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior

FCAI - 80% of students will answer 50% of the questions correctly

FPPAI – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

Students will answer 50% or more of the total number of questions correctly.

Specialized Practice Evaluation – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

78%

100%

Competency 2: Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice

FCAI - 80% of students will answer 50% of the questions correctly

FPPAI – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

Students will answer 50% or more of the total number of questions correctly.

Specialized Practice Evaluation – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

79%

100%

Competency 3: Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice

FCAI - 80% of students will answer 50% of the questions correctly

FPPAI – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

Students will answer 50% or more of the total number of questions correctly.

Specialized Practice Evaluation – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

72%

97%

Competency 4: Engage in Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice

FCAI - 80% of students will answer 50% of the questions correctly

FPPAI – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

Students will answer 50% or more of the total number of questions correctly.

Specialized Practice Evaluation – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

41%

100%

Competency 5: Engage in Policy Practice

FCAI - 80% of students will answer 50% of the questions correctly

FPPAI – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

Students will answer 50% or more of the total number of questions correctly.

Specialized Practice Evaluation – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

45%

97%

Competency 6: Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

FCAI - 80% of students will answer 50% of the questions correctly

FPPAI – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

Students will answer 50% or more of the total number of questions correctly.

Specialized Practice Evaluation – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

49% 100%

Competency 7: Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

FCAI - 80% of students will answer 50% of the questions correctly

FPPAI – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

Students will answer 50% or more of the total number of questions correctly.

Specialized Practice Evaluation – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

77% 100%
Competency 8: Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

FCAI - 80% of students will answer 50% of the questions correctly

FPPAI – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

Students will answer 50% or more of the total number of questions correctly.

Specialized Practice Evaluation – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

78% 99%

Competency 9: Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations and Communities

FCAI - 80% of students will answer 50% of the questions correctly

FPPAI – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

Students will answer 50% or more of the total number of questions correctly.

Specialized Practice Evaluation – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

58% 97%

MSW Outcomes Assessment Summary

International Applicants

If required, applicants with foreign education must send TOEFL scores directly to Long Island University (Brooklyn Campus). LIU Brooklyn ETS reporting code is 2070.


International students must submit an international evaluation and translation for all international transcripts to SocialWorkCAS. These transcripts must be evaluated by NACES accredited organization and must be submitted by the application deadline. Students must alert the Social Work department of such transcripts by emailing Social Work Department Chairperson (see left side of this page).


For questions please contact the Department Chair Dr. Rebecca Rivera at rebecca.rivera@liu.edu

http://liu.edu/Brooklyn/Academics/School-of-Health-Professions/Academic-Programs/Social-Work

Faculty and Administrators



 Full Time Faculty      
Rebecca Rivera, PhD, LCSW-R  
Department Chair, Assistant Professor  HS 205   718-780-4076
 Rebecca.Rivera@liu.edu
Jessica Rosenberg, PhD, LCSW Professor  HS 217  718-246-6443  Jessica.Rosenberg@liu.edu
Samuel Rosenberg, PhD, LCSW DSW Program Director, Professor  HS 209  718-780-4520  Samuel.Rosenberg@liu.edu
Elissa Giffords, DSW, LCSW Professor, Chief Administrator MSW Program    516-299-3919  Elissa.Giffords@liu.edu
Marquis Chandler, PhD, LMSW BSSW Program Director, Assistant Professor 
 HS 248  718-780-6560  Marquis.Chandler@liu.edu
Roxanne Ruiz-Adams, DSW, LCSW Assistant Professor  HS 247  718-488-1183  Roxanne.Ruiz-Adams@liu.edu
         

 Fieldwork Department      
Menachem Dubovick, LCSW Director of Fieldwork Education   HS 210  718-780-4124  Menachem.Dubovick@liu.edu 

Program Outcomes

Summary of the Program’s Assessment Plan | Generalist Practice: Data Published August 2023

Program Option #1: Brooklyn 

Assessment Measure #1: FCAI – Foundation Curriculum Assessment Instrument

Dimension(s) assessed:

Knowledge

When/where students are assessed:

May 2023/online

Who assessed student competence:

MSW Program Faculty

Outcome Measure Benchmark (minimum score indicative of achievement) for Competencies 1-9:

Students will answer 50% or more of the total number of questions correctly.

Competency Benchmark (percent of students the program expects to have achieved the minimum scores, inclusive of all measures) for Competencies 1-9:

80%

Assessment Measure #2: [FPPAI – Field Practicum Placement Instrument]

Dimension(s) assessed:

Values, skills, and cognitive & affective processes

When/where students are assessed:

May 2023 / online


Who assessed student competence:

MSW Program Faculty

Outcome Measure Benchmark (minimum score indicative of achievement) for Competencies 1-9:

A rating of 3 or more.

Competency Benchmark (percent of students the program expects to have achieved the minimum scores, inclusive of all measures) for Competencies 1-9:

80%

Program Option #2: Post

Assessment Measure #1: FCAI – Foundation Curriculum Assessment Instrument

Dimension(s) assessed:

Knowledge

When/where students are assessed:

May 2023/online

Who assessed student competence:

MSW Program Faculty

Outcome Measure Benchmark (minimum score indicative of achievement) for Competencies 1-9:

Students will answer 50% or more of the total number of questions correctly.

Competency Benchmark (percent of students the program expects to have achieved the minimum scores, inclusive of all measures) for Competencies 1-9:

80%

Assessment Measure #2: Specialized Practice Evaluation

Dimension(s) assessed:

Values, skills, and cognitive & affective processes

When/where students are assessed:

May 2023/ online

Who assessed student competence:

MSW Program Faculty

Outcome Measure Benchmark (minimum score indicative of achievement) for Competencies 1-9:

A rating of 3 or more.

Competency Benchmark (percent of students the program expects to have achieved the minimum scores, inclusive of all measures) for Competencies 1-9:

80%

Summary of the Program's Assessment Plan Specialized Practice: Data Published August 2023

Program Option #1: Brooklyn + Program Option #2: Post

Assessment Measure #1: FCAI – Foundation Curriculum Assessment Instrument

Dimension(s) assessed:

Knowledge

When/where students are assessed:

May 2023/online

Who assessed student competence:

MSW Program Faculty

Outcome Measure Benchmark (minimum score indicative of achievement) for Competencies 1-9:

Students will answer 50% or more of the total number of questions correctly.

Competency Benchmark (percent of students the program expects to have achieved the minimum scores, inclusive of all measures) for Competencies 1-9:

80%

Assessment Measure #2: Specialized Practice Evaluation

Dimension(s) assessed:

Values, skills, and cognitive & affective processes

When/where students are assessed:

May 2023/ online

Who assessed student competence:

MSW Program Faculty

Outcome Measure Benchmark (minimum score indicative of achievement) for Competencies 1-9:

A rating of 3 or more.

Competency Benchmark (percent of students the program expects to have achieved the minimum scores, inclusive of all measures) for Competencies 1-9:

80%


Assessment Data Collected during the Academic Year (2022-2023)

Program Option #1: Brooklyn

COMPETENCY

COMPETENCY BENCHMARK (%) (GENERALIST)

COMPETENCY BENCHMARK

(AREA OF SPECIALIZED PRACTICE)

PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS ACHIEVING BENCHMARK

Generalist Practice

N = 66

Specialized Practice: Advanced Clinical Practice

N = 51

Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior

FCAI - 80% of students will answer 50% of the questions correctly

FPPAI – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

Students will answer 50% or more of the total number of questions correctly.

Specialized Practice Evaluation – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

74%

100%

Competency 2: Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice

FCAI - 80% of students will answer 50% of the questions correctly

FPPAI – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

Students will answer 50% or more of the total number of questions correctly.

Specialized Practice Evaluation – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

77%

100%

Competency 3: Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice

FCAI - 80% of students will answer 50% of the questions correctly

FPPAI – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

Students will answer 50% or more of the total number of questions correctly.

Specialized Practice Evaluation – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

68%

100%

Competency 4: Engage in Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice

FCAI - 80% of students will answer 50% of the questions correctly

FPPAI – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

Students will answer 50% or more of the total number of questions correctly.

Specialized Practice Evaluation – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

35%

98%

Competency 5: Engage in Policy Practice

FCAI - 80% of students will answer 50% of the questions correctly

FPPAI – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

Students will answer 50% or more of the total number of questions correctly.

Specialized Practice Evaluation – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

36%

100%

Competency 6: Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

FCAI - 80% of students will answer 50% of the questions correctly

FPPAI – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

Students will answer 50% or more of the total number of questions correctly.

 

Specialized Practice Evaluation – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

42%

100%

Competency 7: Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

FCAI - 80% of students will answer 50% of the questions correctly

FPPAI – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

Students will answer 50% or more of the total number of questions correctly.

 

Specialized Practice Evaluation – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

73%

98%

Competency 8: Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

FCAI - 80% of students will answer 50% of the questions correctly

FPPAI – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

Students will answer 50% or more of the total number of questions correctly.

 

Specialized Practice Evaluation – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

77%

98%

Competency 9: Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations and Communities

FCAI - 80% of students will answer 50% of the questions correctly

FPPAI – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

Students will answer 50% or more of the total number of questions correctly.

Specialized Practice Evaluation – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

53%

98%

Assessment Data Collected During the Academic Year (2022-2023)

Program Option #2: Post

COMPETENCY

COMPETENCY BENCHMARK (%) (GENERALIST)

COMPETENCY BENCHMARK

(AREA OF SPECIALIZED PRACTICE)

PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS ACHIEVING BENCHMARK




Generalist Practice

N = 12

Area of Specialized Practice: Advanced Clinical Practice

N = 19

Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior

FCAI - 80% of students will answer 50% of the questions correctly

FPPAI – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

Students will answer 50% or more of the total number of questions correctly.

 

Specialized Practice Evaluation – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

100%

100%

Competency 2: Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice

FCAI - 80% of students will answer 50% of the questions correctly

FPPAI – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

Students will answer 50% or more of the total number of questions correctly.

Specialized Practice Evaluation – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

92%

100%

Competency 3: Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice

FCAI - 80% of students will answer 50% of the questions correctly

FPPAI – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

Students will answer 50% or more of the total number of questions correctly.

 

Specialized Practice Evaluation – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

92%

100%

Competency 4: Engage in Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice

FCAI - 80% of students will answer 50% of the questions correctly

FPPAI – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

Students will answer 50% or more of the total number of questions correctly.

 

Specialized Practice Evaluation – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

75%

95%

Competency 5: Engage in Policy Practice

FCAI - 80% of students will answer 50% of the questions correctly

FPPAI – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

Students will answer 50% or more of the total number of questions correctly.

Specialized Practice Evaluation – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

92%

100%

Competency 6: Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

FCAI - 80% of students will answer 50% of the questions correctly

FPPAI – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

Students will answer 50% or more of the total number of questions correctly.

 

Specialized Practice Evaluation – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

83%

100%

Competency 7: Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

FCAI - 80% of students will answer 50% of the questions correctly

FPPAI – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

Students will answer 50% or more of the total number of questions correctly.

 

Specialized Practice Evaluation – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

100%

100%

Competency 8: Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

FCAI - 80% of students will answer 50% of the questions correctly

FPPAI – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

Students will answer 50% or more of the total number of questions correctly.

 

Specialized Practice Evaluation – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

83%

100%

Competency 9: Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations and Communities

FCAI - 80% of students will answer 50% of the questions correctly

FPPAI – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

Students will answer 50% or more of the total number of questions correctly.

 

Specialized Practice Evaluation – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

83%

95%

Overall Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes: Assessment Data Collected During the Academic Year (2022-2023)

Aggregate Data for All Students from Program Option #1 (Brooklyn) and Program Option #2 (Post)

COMPETENCY

COMPETENCY BENCHMARK (%) (GENERALIST)

COMPETENCY BENCHMARK

(AREA OF SPECIALIZED PRACTICE)

PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS ACHIEVING BENCHMARK




Generalist Practice

N = 78

Area of Specialized Practice: Advanced Clinical Practice

N = 70

Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior

FCAI - 80% of students will answer 50% of the questions correctly

FPPAI – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

Students will answer 50% or more of the total number of questions correctly.

Specialized Practice Evaluation – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

78%

100%

Competency 2: Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice

FCAI - 80% of students will answer 50% of the questions correctly

FPPAI – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

Students will answer 50% or more of the total number of questions correctly.

Specialized Practice Evaluation – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

79%

100%

Competency 3: Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice

FCAI - 80% of students will answer 50% of the questions correctly

FPPAI – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

Students will answer 50% or more of the total number of questions correctly.

Specialized Practice Evaluation – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

72%

97%

Competency 4: Engage in Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice

FCAI - 80% of students will answer 50% of the questions correctly

FPPAI – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

Students will answer 50% or more of the total number of questions correctly.

Specialized Practice Evaluation – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

41%

100%

Competency 5: Engage in Policy Practice

FCAI - 80% of students will answer 50% of the questions correctly

FPPAI – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

Students will answer 50% or more of the total number of questions correctly.

Specialized Practice Evaluation – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

45%

97%

Competency 6: Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

FCAI - 80% of students will answer 50% of the questions correctly

FPPAI – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

Students will answer 50% or more of the total number of questions correctly.

Specialized Practice Evaluation – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

49% 100%

Competency 7: Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

FCAI - 80% of students will answer 50% of the questions correctly

FPPAI – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

Students will answer 50% or more of the total number of questions correctly.

Specialized Practice Evaluation – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

77% 100%
Competency 8: Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

FCAI - 80% of students will answer 50% of the questions correctly

FPPAI – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

Students will answer 50% or more of the total number of questions correctly.

Specialized Practice Evaluation – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

78% 99%

Competency 9: Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations and Communities

FCAI - 80% of students will answer 50% of the questions correctly

FPPAI – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

Students will answer 50% or more of the total number of questions correctly.

Specialized Practice Evaluation – 80% of students will receive a rating of 3 or better

58% 97%

MSW Outcomes Assessment Summary

Form AS 4 (M) Duplicate and expand as needed. Provide tables to support self-study narrative addressing Accreditation
Standards.


This form is used to assist the COA in the evaluation of the program’s compliance with Accreditation Standards stated below.

4.0.2 The program provides its most recent year of summary data and outcomes for the assessment of each of the identified competencies, specifying the percentage of students achieving program benchmarks for each program option.

4.0.3 The program uses Form AS 4(B) and/or Form AS 4(M) to report its most recent assessment outcomes for each program option to constituents and the public on its website and routinely up-dates (minimally every 2 years) its findings.

All Council on Social Work Education programs measure and report student learning outcomes. Students are assessed on their mastery of the competencies which comprise the accreditation standards of the Council on Social Work Education. These competencies are dimensions of social work practice which 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.

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