2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    May 23, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived]

Social Work Learning Outcomes

Outcome 1: Identify as a professional social worker & conduct oneself accordingly.
1.1 Advocate for client access to social work.
1.2 Practice personal reflection and self­-correction.
1.3 Attend to professional roles and boundaries.
1.4 Demonstrate professional demeanor.
1.5 Engage in career­long learning.
1.6 Use supervision and consultation.
Outcome 2: Apply social work ethical principles to guide professional practice.
2.1 Recognize and manage personal values.
2.2 Make ethical decisions by applying standards.
2.3 Tolerate ambiguity in resolving ethical conflicts.
2.4 Apply strategies of ethical reasoning.
Outcome 3: Apply critical thinking to inform and communicate professional judgments.
3.1 Distinguish, appraise, and integrate multiple sources of knowledge.
Foundational Studies 1: Locate, critically read, and evaluate information to solve problems.
3.2 Analyze models of assessment, prevention, intervention, and evaluation.
3.3 Demonstrate effective oral and written communication.
Foundational Studies 10: Express themselves effectively, professionally, and persuasively both orally and in writing.
Outcome 4: Engage diversity and difference in practice.
4.1 Recognize a culture’s structures and values.
4.2 Gain self-awareness to eliminate the influence of personal biases and values.
4.3 Recognize and communicate the importance of difference.
4.4 View self as learner and engage those with whom they work as informants.
Outcome 5: Advance human rights and social and economic justice.
5.1 Understand the forms and mechanisms of oppression and discrimination.
5.2 Advocate for human rights and social and economic justice.
5.3 Engage in practices that advance social and economic justice.
Outcome 6: Engage in research-informed practice and practice-informed research.
6.1 Use practice experiences to inform scientific inquiry.
6.2 Use research evidence to inform practice.
Outcome 7: Apply human behavior and the social environment.
7.1 Utilize conceptual frameworks.
7.2 Critique and apply knowledge.
Foundational Studies 2: Critically evaluate the ideas of others.
Outcome 8: Engage in policy practice to advance social and economic wellbring and to deliver effective social work services.
8.1 Analyze, formulate, and advocate for policies.
8.2 Collaborate for effective policy action.
Outcome 9: Respond to contexts that shape practice.
9.1 Continuously discover, appraise, and attend.
9.2 Provide leadership.
Outcome 10: Engage with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.
10.1 Substantively & affectively prepare for action.
10.2 Use empathy and other interpersonal skills.
10.3 Develop mutually agreed-upon focus of work & desired outcomes.
Outcome 11: Assess individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.
11.1 Collect, organize, and interpret client data.
11.2 Assess client strengths and limitations.
11.3 Develop mutually agreed-upon intervention goals & objectives.
11.4 Select appropriate intervention strategies.
Outcome 12: Intervene with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.
12.1 Initiate actions to achieve organizational goals.
12.2 Implement prevention interventions that enhance client capacities.
12.3 Help clients resolve problems.
12.4 Negotiate, mediate, and advocate for clients.
12.5 Facilitate transitions and endings.
Outcome 13: Evaluate individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.
13.1 Critically analyze, monitor, and evaluate interventions.
Foundational Studies 2: Critically evaluate the ideas of others.