Program Learning Outcomes

Assessment of Student
Learning Outcomes

The following form is used to assist the Commission On Accreditation (COA) in the evaluation of the program’s compliance with Accreditation Standards stated below:

4.0.2 The program provides evidence of ongoing data collection and analysis and discusses how it uses assessment data to affirm and/or make changes in the explicit and implicit curriculum to enhance student performance.

4.0.5 The program appends the summary data for each measure used to assess the attainment of each competency for at least one academic year prior to the submission of the self-study.

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.

Competency Benchmark

Score of 3 or higher out of 5 indicating competent from:

  1. A student self-report survey taken prior to graduation in June 2017;
  2. Students’ final performance assessment from their field instructors, completed in June 2017.

Full-Time MSW Program

Measures were conducted on students at the end of their foundation year.

Practice BehaviorSource
Survey
Sample Size: 10
Field
Sample Size: 43
Average
Identify as a professional social worker and conduct oneself accordingly 98.310099.2
Practice personal reflection and self-correction to assure continual professional development100100
Attend to professional roles and boundaries 100100
Demonstrate professional demeanor in behavior, appearance, and communication 100100
Engage in career-long learning100100
Use supervision and consultation90100
Apply social work ethical principles to guide professional practice100100100
Resolve ethical dilemmas using the Code of Ethics100100
Tolerate ambiguity in resolving ethical conflicts100100
Apply a strategy of ethical reasoning to arrive at principled decisions100100
Recognize and manage personal values in a way that allows professional values to guide my practice100
Apply critical thinking to inform and communicate professional judgments100100100
Evaluate and integrate multiple sources of knowledge, including research knowledge, and practice wisdom100100
Analyze models of assessment, prevention, intervention, and evaluation100100
Demonstrate effective oral and written communication in working with individuals, families, groups and colleagues100100
Engage diversity and difference in practice100100100
Recognize the extent to which a culture's structures and values may oppress, marginalize, alienate, or create or enhance privilege and power100100
Gain sufficient self-awareness to manage the influence of personal biases and values in working with diverse groups100100
Recognize and communicate your understanding of the importance of difference in shaping life experiences100100
View yourself as a learner and engage those with whom you work as informants100100
Advance human rights and social and economic justice100100100
Understand the forms and mechanism of oppression and discrimination100100
Advocate for human rights and social and economic justice100100
Engage in practices that advance social and economic justice100100
Engage in research-informed practice and practice-informed research100100100
Use practice experience and context to inform scientific inquiry100100
Use research evidence to inform practice100100
Apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment100100100
Utilize theoretical or conceptual frameworks to guide the processes of assessment, intervention, and evaluation100100
Critique and apply knowledge to understand persons in their environment100100
Engage in policy practice to advance social and economic well-being and to deliver effective social work services100100100
Analyze and formulate policies that advance social well-being100100
Collaborate with colleagues and clients for effective policy action/advocacy100100
Respond to contexts that shape practice100100100
Continuously identify and assess micro, mezzo and macro systemic information to provide relevant services100100
Be an agent of change in promoting sustainable changes in service delivery and practice to improve the quality of social services100100
Engage, assess, intervene, and evaluate with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities
Engagement100100100
Substantively and effectively prepare for action with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities100100
Use empathy and other interpersonal skills100100
Develop a mutually agreed-on focus of work and desired outcomes100100
Assessment97.510098.8
Collect, organize, and interpret client data100100
Assess client strengths and limitations100100
Develop mutually agreed-on intervention goals and objectives 100100
Select appropriate intervention strategies90100
Intervention9810099
Initiate actions to achieve organizational goals100100
Implement prevention interventions that enhance client capacities100100
Help clients resolve problems100100
Negotiate, mediate, and advocate for clients100100
Facilitate transitions and endings90100
Evaluation9090
Critically analyze, monitor, and evaluate interventions**90
* This practice behavior was not assessed in the survey.
**This practice behavior was not assessed in field.

Measures were conducted on students at the end of their advanced year.

Practice BehaviorAssessment Method
Survey
Sample Size: 22
Field*
Sample Size:58
Average
Identify as a professional social worker and conduct oneself accordingly 10095.497.7
Generalist Practice Behaviors
Advocate for client access to the services of social work100
Practice personal reflection and self-correction to assure continual professional development100
Attend to professional roles and boundaries10092.6
Demonstrate professional demeanor in behavior, appearance, and communication100
Engage in career-long learning100
Use supervision and consultation10098.1
Advanced Generalist Practice Behaviors
Seek and demonstrate openness and responsiveness to feedback and criticism from multiple sources100100
Apply social work ethical principles to guide professional practice95.590.793.1
Generalist Practice Behaviors
Resolve ethical dilemmas using the Code of Ethics10090.7
Tolerate ambiguity in resolving ethical conflicts90.992.6
Apply a strategy of ethical reasoning to arrive at principled decisions95.5
Recognize and manage personal values in a way that allows professional values to guide my practice**
Advanced Generalist Practice Behaviors
Employ a critical analysis of various options, including power differentials to guide and inform ethical practice95.588.992.2
Apply critical thinking to inform and communicate professional judgments97.390.794
Generalist Practice Behaviors
Evaluate and integrate multiple sources of knowledge, including research knowledge, and practice wisdom95.590.7
Analyze models of assessment, prevention, intervention, and evaluation100
Demonstrate effective oral and written communication in working with individuals, families, groups and colleagues98.5
Advanced Generalist Practice Behaviors
Distinguish, appraise, and integrate evidence-based knowledge into Advanced Generalist Practice95.595.5
Engage diversity and difference in practice97.389.893.5
Generalist Practice Behaviors
Recognize the extent to which a culture's structures and values may oppress, marginalize, alienate, or create or enhance privilege and power10085.2
Gain sufficient self-awareness to manage the influence of personal biases and values in working with diverse groups10094.4
Recognize and communicate your understanding of the importance of difference in shaping life experiences100
View yourself as a learner and engage those with whom you work as informants95.5
Advanced Generalist Practice Behaviors
Use diversity to inform evidence-based practice90.990.9
Advance human rights and social and economic justice96.682.489.5
Generalist Practice Behaviors
Understand the forms and mechanism of oppression and discrimination10079.6
Advocate for human rights and social and economic justice90.9
Engage in practices that advance social and economic justice100
Advanced Generalist Practice Behaviors
Use knowledge of the effects of oppression, discrimination, and historical trauma to guide practice95.585.290.3
Engage in research-informed practice and practice-informed research98.588.993.7
Generalist Practice Behaviors
Use practice experience and context to inform scientific inquiry95.5
Use research evidence to inform practice10087
Advanced Generalist Practice Behaviors
Use evaluation methods to measure client and/or program outcomes to inform practice10090.795.4
Apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment10090.795.4
Generalist Practice Behaviors
Utilize theoretical or conceptual frameworks to guide the processes of assessment, intervention, and evaluation10085.2
Critique and apply knowledge to understand persons in their environment10096.3
Advanced Generalist Practice Behaviors
Apply knowledge of strengths, risk factors, vulnerabilities, and resiliencies of clients and/or larger systems to advanced generalist practice100100
Engage in policy practice to advance social and economic well-being and to deliver effective social work services93.976.985.4
Generalist Practice Behaviors
Analyze and formulate policies that advance social well-being95.577.8
Collaborate with colleagues and clients for effective policy action/advocacy90.975.9
Advanced Generalist Practice Behaviors
Use evidence-based practice and practice-based evidence to promote policies that advance social and economic well-being95.595.5
Respond to contexts that shape practice9782.489.7
Generalist Practice Behaviors
Continuously identify and assess micro, mezzo and macro systemic information to provide relevant services10081.5
Be an agent of change in promoting sustainable changes in service delivery and practice to improve the quality of social services90.9
Advanced Generalist Practice Behaviors
Demonstrate effective leadership, informed by context and setting, to empower individuals, organizations, and communities10083.391.7
Engage, assess, intervene, and evaluate with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities
Engagement10096.398.1
Generalist Practice Behaviors
Substantively and effectively prepare for action with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities100
Use empathy and other interpersonal skills10096.3
Develop a mutually agreed-on focus of work and desired outcomes100
Advanced Generalist Practice Behaviors
Demonstrate an applied understanding of interpersonal, relational, and systemic factors when engaging individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities100100
Assessment99.179.689.4
Generalist Practice Behaviors
Collect, organize, and interpret client data10079.6
Assess client strengths and limitations100
Develop mutually agree-on intervention goals and objectives100
Select appropriate intervention strategies100
Advanced Generalist Practice Behaviors
Critically choose and apply relevant assessment methods95.595.5
Intervention10083.391.7
Generalist Practice Behaviors
Initiate actions to achieve organizational goals100
Implement prevention interventions that enhance client capacities100
Help clients resolve problems100
Negotiate, mediate, and advocate for clients100
Facilitate transitions and endings100
Advanced Generalist Practice Behaviors
Implement collaborative, client-centered, and research informed interventions10083.391.7
Evaluation10092.696.3
Generalist Practice Behaviors
Critically analyze, monitor, and evaluate interventions100
Advanced Generalist Practice Behaviors
Utilize a structured process to evaluate practice and promote change10092.696.3
* This practice behavior was not assessed in the survey.
**This practice behavior was not assessed in the survey.

Part-Time Hybrid MSW Programs

Measures were conducted on students at the end of their advanced year, which the cohort just completed.

Practice BehaviorAssessment Method
Survey
Sample Size: 9
Field*
Sample Size: 40
Average
Identify as a professional social worker and conduct oneself accordingly 10077.588.8
Generalist Practice Behaviors
Advocate for client access to the services of social work100
Practice personal reflection and self-correction to assure continual professional development100
Attend to professional roles and boundaries10065
Demonstrate professional demeanor in behavior, appearance, and communication100
Engage in career-long learning100
Use supervision and consultation10090
Advanced Generalist Practice Behaviors
Seek and demonstrate openness and responsiveness to feedback and criticism from multiple sources100100
Apply social work ethical principles to guide professional practice1009095
Generalist Practice Behaviors
Resolve ethical dilemmas using the Code of Ethics100100
Tolerate ambiguity in resolving ethical conflicts10070
Apply a strategy of ethical reasoning to arrive at principled decisions100
Recognize and manage personal values in a way that allows professional values to guide my practice**
Advanced Generalist Practice Behaviors
Employ a critical analysis of various options, including power differentials to guide and inform ethical practice100100100
Apply critical thinking to inform and communicate professional judgments10082.591.3
Generalist Practice Behaviors
Evaluate and integrate multiple sources of knowledge, including research knowledge, and practice wisdom10082.5
Analyze models of assessment, prevention, intervention, and evaluation100
Demonstrate effective oral and written communication in working with individuals, families, groups and colleagues100
Advanced Generalist Practice Behaviors
Distinguish, appraise, and integrate evidence-based knowledge into Advanced Generalist Practice100100
Engage diversity and difference in practice10061.380.6
Generalist Practice Behaviors
Recognize the extent to which a culture's structures and values may oppress, marginalize, alienate, or create or enhance privilege and power10072.5
Gain sufficient self-awareness to manage the influence of personal biases and values in working with diverse groups10050
Recognize and communicate your understanding of the importance of difference in shaping life experiences100
View yourself as a learner and engage those with whom you work as informants100
Advanced Generalist Practice Behaviors
Use diversity to inform evidence-based practice100100
Advance human rights and social and economic justice10093.896.9
Generalist Practice Behaviors
Understand the forms and mechanism of oppression and discrimination100100
Advocate for human rights and social and economic justice100
Engage in practices that advance social and economic justice100
Advanced Generalist Practice Behaviors
Use knowledge of the effects of oppression, discrimination, and historical trauma to guide practice10087.593.8
Engage in research-informed practice and practice-informed research10068.684.3
Generalist Practice Behaviors
Use practice experience and context to inform scientific inquiry100
Use research evidence to inform practice10095
Advanced Generalist Practice Behaviors
Use evaluation methods to measure client and/or program outcomes to inform practice10042.171.1
Apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment10080.490.2
Generalist Practice Behaviors
Utilize theoretical or conceptual frameworks to guide the processes of assessment, intervention, and evaluation10065.8
Critique and apply knowledge to understand persons in their environment10095
Advanced Generalist Practice Behaviors
Apply knowledge of strengths, risk factors, vulnerabilities, and resiliencies of clients and/or larger systems to advanced generalist practice100100
Engage in policy practice to advance social and economic well-being and to deliver effective social work services10083.891.9
Generalist Practice Behaviors
Analyze and formulate policies that advance social well-being10072.5
Collaborate with colleagues and clients for effective policy action/advocacy10095
Advanced Generalist Practice Behaviors
Use evidence-based practice and practice-based evidence to promote policies that advance social and economic well-being100100
Respond to contexts that shape practice1005276
Generalist Practice Behaviors
Continuously identify and assess micro, mezzo and macro systemic information to provide relevant services10057.9
Be an agent of change in promoting sustainable changes in service delivery and practice to improve the quality of social services100
Advanced Generalist Practice Behaviors
Demonstrate effective leadership, informed by context and setting, to empower individuals, organizations, and communities10046.273.1
Engage, assess, intervene, and evaluate with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities
Engagement1009597.5
Generalist Practice Behaviors
Substantively and effectively prepare for action with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities100
Use empathy and other interpersonal skills10095
Develop a mutually agreed-on focus of work and desired outcomes100
Advanced Generalist Practice Behaviors
Demonstrate an applied understanding of interpersonal, relational, and systemic factors when engaging individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities100100
Assessment10066.783.3
Generalist Practice Behaviors
Collect, organize, and interpret client data10066.7
Assess client strengths and limitations100
Develop mutually agree-on intervention goals and objectives100
Select appropriate intervention strategies100
Advanced Generalist Practice Behaviors
Critically choose and apply relevant assessment methods100100
Intervention10074.487.2
Generalist Practice Behaviors
Initiate actions to achieve organizational goals100
Implement prevention interventions that enhance client capacities100
Help clients resolve problems100
Negotiate, mediate, and advocate for clients100
Facilitate transitions and endings100
Advanced Generalist Practice Behaviors
Implement collaborative, client-centered, and research informed interventions10074.487.2
Evaluation1009597.5
Generalist Practice Behaviors
Critically analyze, monitor, and evaluate interventions100
Advanced Generalist Practice Behaviors
Utilize a structured process to evaluate practice and promote change1009597.5
* This practice behavior was not assessed in the survey.
**This practice behavior was not assessed in the survey.

Measures were conducted on students at the end of their foundation year, which the cohort just completed.

Practice BehaviorSource
Survey
Sample Size: 8
Field
Sample Size: 27
Average
Identify as a professional social worker and conduct oneself accordingly 10097.498.7
Advocate for client access to the services of social work100100
Practice personal reflection and self-correction to assure continual professional development10092
Attend to professional roles and boundaries 10096.2
Demonstrate professional demeanor in behavior, appearance, and communication 100100
Engage in career-long learning10096
Use supervision and consultation100100
Apply social work ethical principles to guide professional practice100100100
Resolve ethical dilemmas using the Code of Ethics100100
Tolerate ambiguity in resolving ethical conflicts100100
Apply a strategy of ethical reasoning to arrive at principled decisions100100
Recognize and manage personal values in a way that allows professional values to guide my practice100
Apply critical thinking to inform and communicate professional judgments100100100
Evaluate and integrate multiple sources of knowledge, including research knowledge, and practice wisdom100100
Analyze models of assessment, prevention, intervention, and evaluation100100
Demonstrate effective oral and written communication in working with individuals, families, groups and colleagues100100
Engage diversity and difference in practice1009899
Recognize the extent to which a culture's structures and values may oppress, marginalize, alienate, or create or enhance privilege and power10096
Gain sufficient self-awareness to manage the influence of personal biases and values in working with diverse groups100100
Recognize and communicate your understanding of the importance of difference in shaping life experiences100100
View yourself as a learner and engage those with whom you work as informants10096
Advance human rights and social and economic justice100100100
Understand the forms and mechanism of oppression and discrimination100100
Advocate for human rights and social and economic justice100100
Engage in practices that advance social and economic justice100100
Engage in research-informed practice and practice-informed research100100100
Use practice experience and context to inform scientific inquiry100100
Use research evidence to inform practice100100
Apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment100100100
Utilize theoretical or conceptual frameworks to guide the processes of assessment, intervention, and evaluation100100
Critique and apply knowledge to understand persons in their environment100100
Engage in policy practice to advance social and economic well-being and to deliver effective social work services10097.598.8
Analyze and formulate policies that advance social well-being10095
Collaborate with colleagues and clients for effective policy action/advocacy100100
Respond to contexts that shape practice10092.196
Continuously identify and assess micro, mezzo and macro systemic information to provide relevant services10094.1
Be an agent of change in promoting sustainable changes in service delivery and practice to improve the quality of social services10090
Engage, assess, intervene, and evaluate with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities
Engagement10098.199.1
Substantively and effectively prepare for action with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities100100
Use empathy and other interpersonal skills100100
Develop a mutually agreed-on focus of work and desired outcomes10094.4
Assessment10097.798.9
Collect, organize, and interpret client data100100
Assess client strengths and limitations100100
Develop mutually agreed-on intervention goals and objectives 10090.9
Select appropriate intervention strategies100100
Intervention10097.898.9
Initiate actions to achieve organizational goals100100
Implement prevention interventions that enhance client capacities10093.8
Help clients resolve problems100100
Negotiate, mediate, and advocate for clients100100
Facilitate transitions and endings9095
Evaluation100
Critically analyze, monitor, and evaluate interventions**100
* This practice behavior was not assessed in the survey.
**This practice behavior was not assessed in field.

Measures were conducted on students at the end of their advanced year, which the cohort just completed.

Practice BehaviorAssessment Method
Survey
Sample Size: 9
Field*
Sample Size: 31
Average
Identify as a professional social worker and conduct oneself accordingly 10091.995.9
Generalist Practice Behaviors
Advocate for client access to the services of social work100
Practice personal reflection and self-correction to assure continual professional development100
Attend to professional roles and boundaries10087.1
Demonstrate professional demeanor in behavior, appearance, and communication100
Engage in career-long learning100
Use supervision and consultation10096.7
Advanced Generalist Practice Behaviors
Seek and demonstrate openness and responsiveness to feedback and criticism from multiple sources100100
Apply social work ethical principles to guide professional practice10094.497.2
Generalist Practice Behaviors
Resolve ethical dilemmas using the Code of Ethics100100
Tolerate ambiguity in resolving ethical conflicts10083.3
Apply a strategy of ethical reasoning to arrive at principled decisions100
Recognize and manage personal values in a way that allows professional values to guide my practice**
Advanced Generalist Practice Behaviors
Employ a critical analysis of various options, including power differentials to guide and inform ethical practice100100100
Apply critical thinking to inform and communicate professional judgments10086.793.3
Generalist Practice Behaviors
Evaluate and integrate multiple sources of knowledge, including research knowledge, and practice wisdom10086.7
Analyze models of assessment, prevention, intervention, and evaluation100
Demonstrate effective oral and written communication in working with individuals, families, groups and colleagues100
Advanced Generalist Practice Behaviors
Distinguish, appraise, and integrate evidence-based knowledge into Advanced Generalist Practice100100
Engage diversity and difference in practice10057.678.8
Generalist Practice Behaviors
Recognize the extent to which a culture's structures and values may oppress, marginalize, alienate, or create or enhance privilege and power10073.3
Gain sufficient self-awareness to manage the influence of personal biases and values in working with diverse groups10041.9
Recognize and communicate your understanding of the importance of difference in shaping life experiences100
View yourself as a learner and engage those with whom you work as informants100
Advanced Generalist Practice Behaviors
Use diversity to inform evidence-based practice100100
Advance human rights and social and economic justice10098.399.2
Generalist Practice Behaviors
Understand the forms and mechanism of oppression and discrimination10096.7
Advocate for human rights and social and economic justice100
Engage in practices that advance social and economic justice100
Advanced Generalist Practice Behaviors
Use knowledge of the effects of oppression, discrimination, and historical trauma to guide practice100100100
Engage in research-informed practice and practice-informed research10077.488.7
Generalist Practice Behaviors
Use practice experience and context to inform scientific inquiry100
Use research evidence to inform practice10096.7
Advanced Generalist Practice Behaviors
Use evaluation methods to measure client and/or program outcomes to inform practice10058.179
Apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment10086.393.1
Generalist Practice Behaviors
Utilize theoretical or conceptual frameworks to guide the processes of assessment, intervention, and evaluation10075.9
Critique and apply knowledge to understand persons in their environment10096.7
Advanced Generalist Practice Behaviors
Apply knowledge of strengths, risk factors, vulnerabilities, and resiliencies of clients and/or larger systems to advanced generalist practice100100
Engage in policy practice to advance social and economic well-being and to deliver effective social work services1009597.5
Generalist Practice Behaviors
Analyze and formulate policies that advance social well-being10090
Collaborate with colleagues and clients for effective policy action/advocacy100100
Advanced Generalist Practice Behaviors
Use evidence-based practice and practice-based evidence to promote policies that advance social and economic well-being100100
Respond to contexts that shape practice10064.182.1
Generalist Practice Behaviors
Continuously identify and assess micro, mezzo and macro systemic information to provide relevant services10076.7
Be an agent of change in promoting sustainable changes in service delivery and practice to improve the quality of social services100
Advanced Generalist Practice Behaviors
Demonstrate effective leadership, informed by context and setting, to empower individuals, organizations, and communities10051.675.8
Engage, assess, intervene, and evaluate with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities
Engagement100100100
Generalist Practice Behaviors
Substantively and effectively prepare for action with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities100
Use empathy and other interpersonal skills100100
Develop a mutually agreed-on focus of work and desired outcomes100
Advanced Generalist Practice Behaviors
Demonstrate an applied understanding of interpersonal, relational, and systemic factors when engaging individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities100100
Assessment1009095
Generalist Practice Behaviors
Collect, organize, and interpret client data10090
Assess client strengths and limitations100
Develop mutually agree-on intervention goals and objectives100
Select appropriate intervention strategies100
Advanced Generalist Practice Behaviors
Critically choose and apply relevant assessment methods100100
Intervention10096.798.3
Generalist Practice Behaviors
Initiate actions to achieve organizational goals100
Implement prevention interventions that enhance client capacities100
Help clients resolve problems100
Negotiate, mediate, and advocate for clients100
Facilitate transitions and endings100
Advanced Generalist Practice Behaviors
Implement collaborative, client-centered, and research informed interventions10096.798.3
Evaluation10096.798.3
Generalist Practice Behaviors
Critically analyze, monitor, and evaluate interventions100
Advanced Generalist Practice Behaviors
Utilize a structured process to evaluate practice and promote change10096.798.3
* This practice behavior was not assessed in the survey.
**This practice behavior was not assessed in the survey.

BASW Program

Practice BehaviorSource
Survey
Sample Size: 19
Field
Sample Size: 55
Average
Identify as a professional social worker and conduct oneself accordingly 10095.597.7
Advocate for client access to the services of social work100100
Practice personal reflection and self-correction to assure continual professional development10098.2
Attend to professional roles and boundaries 10096.4
Demonstrate professional demeanor in behavior, appearance, and communication 10096.4
Engage in career-long learning10098.2
Use supervision and consultation10083.6
Apply social work ethical principles to guide professional practice10083.292
Resolve ethical dilemmas using the Code of Ethics10081.8
Tolerate ambiguity in resolving ethical conflicts10080
Apply a strategy of ethical reasoning to arrive at principled decisions10083.6
Recognize and manage personal values in a way that allows professional values to guide my practice10087.3
Apply critical thinking to inform and communicate professional judgments10089.192.4
Evaluate and integrate multiple sources of knowledge, including research knowledge, and practice wisdom10080
Analyze models of assessment, prevention, intervention, and evaluation9098.2
Demonstrate effective oral and written communication in working with individuals, families, groups and colleagues9089.1
Engage diversity and difference in practice10086.893.4
Recognize the extent to which a culture's structures and values may oppress, marginalize, alienate, or create or enhance privilege and power10087.3
Gain sufficient self-awareness to manage the influence of personal biases and values in working with diverse groups10089.1
Recognize and communicate your understanding of the importance of difference in shaping life experiences10090.9
View yourself as a learner and engage those with whom you work as informants10080
Advance human rights and social and economic justice10045.572.7
Understand the forms and mechanism of oppression and discrimination10067.3
Advocate for human rights and social and economic justice10023.6
Engage in practices that advance social and economic justice10030
Engage in research-informed practice and practice-informed research1005075
Use practice experience and context to inform scientific inquiry10036.4
Use research evidence to inform practice10063.6
Apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment1007085
Utilize theoretical or conceptual frameworks to guide the processes of assessment, intervention, and evaluation10063.6
Critique and apply knowledge to understand persons in their environment10076.4
Engage in policy practice to advance social and economic well-being and to deliver effective social work services86.851.869.3
Analyze and formulate policies that advance social well-being84.261.8
Collaborate with colleagues and clients for effective policy action/advocacy89.541.8
Respond to contexts that shape practice10069.184.5
Continuously identify and assess micro, mezzo and macro systemic information to provide relevant services10060
Be an agent of change in promoting sustainable changes in service delivery and practice to improve the quality of social services10078.2
Engage, assess, intervene, and evaluate with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities1007080
Engagement10084.891.5
Substantively and effectively prepare for action with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities10056.4
Use empathy and other interpersonal skills100100
Develop a mutually agreed-on focus of work and desired outcomes10098.2
Assessment10076.488
Collect, organize, and interpret client data10074.5
Assess client strengths and limitations10078.2
Develop mutually agreed-on intervention goals and objectives 9080
Select appropriate intervention strategies9072.7
Intervention10060.978.5
Initiate actions to achieve organizational goals9065.5
Implement prevention interventions that enhance client capacities9069.1
Help clients resolve problems9060
Negotiate, mediate, and advocate for clients10065.5
Facilitate transitions and endings9043.6
Evaluation10056.478.2
Critically analyze, monitor, and evaluate interventions**10056.4
* This practice behavior was not assessed in the survey.
**This practice behavior was not assessed in field.