The University of Iowa MSW Program has been continuously accredited by the Council on Social Work Education since 1951. Graduation from a CSWE accredited program is required for a social work license at the bachelors and masters level.

Form AS4 (M) Duplicate and expand as needed. Provide table(s) to support self-study narrative addressing the Accreditation Standards below.

This form is used to assist the Commission on Accreditation in the evaluation of the program’s compliance with the Accreditation Standards 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 that comprise the accreditation standards of the Council on Social Work Education. These competencies are dimensions (knowledge, values, skills, and cognitive & affective processes) 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 University of Iowa Masters of Social Work Program
Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes

Last Completed on June 1, 2019

Program Option: Iowa City

Competency, Benchmark and Percentage of Students achieving Benchmark - Iowa City Option
COMPETENCY COMPETENCY
BENCHMARK
(GENERALIST)
COMPETENCY BENCHMARK
(AREA OF
SPECIALIZED
PRACTICE)
PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS ACHIEVING BENCHMARK
      Generalist Practice Family Centered Practice Integrated Practice
Competency 1:
Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior
80% 80% 100% 100% 100%
Competency 2:
Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice
80% 80% 100% 100% 100%
Competency 3:
Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice
80% 80% 100% 100% 100%
Competency 4:
Engage In Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice
80% 80% 100% 100% 100%
Competency 5:
Engage in Policy Practice
80% 80% 100% 100% 100%
Competency 6:
Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities
80% 80% 100% 100% 100%
Competency 7:
Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities
80% 80% 100% 100% 100%
Competency 8:
Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities
80% 80% 100% 100% 100%
Competency 9:
Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities
80% 80% 100% 100% 100%
Any Additional Competency(ies)
Developed by the Program
         

 

Program Option: Des Moines

Competency, Benchmark and Percentage of Students achieving Benchmark - Des Moines Option
COMPETENCY COMPETENCY
BENCHMARK
(GENERALIST)
COMPETENCY BENCHMARK
(AREA OF
SPECIALIZED
PRACTICE)
PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS ACHIEVING BENCHMARK
      Generalist Practice Family Centered Practice Integrated Practice
Competency 1:
Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior
80% 80% 100% 100% 100%
Competency 2:
Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice
80% 80% 100% 100% 100%
Competency 3:
Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice
80% 80% 100% 100% 100%
Competency 4:
Engage In Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice
80% 80% 100% 100% 100%
Competency 5:
Engage in Policy Practice
80% 80% 100% 100% 100%
Competency 6:
Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities
80% 80% 100% 100% 100%
Competency 7:
Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities
80% 80% 100% 100% 100%
Competency 8:
Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities
80% 80% 100% 100% 100%
Competency 9:
Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities
80% 80% 100% 100% 100%
Any Additional Competency(ies)
Developed by the Program
         

 

Program Option: Quad Cities

Competency, Benchmark and Percentage of Students achieving Benchmark - Quad Cities Option
COMPETENCY COMPETENCY
BENCHMARK
(GENERALIST)
COMPETENCY BENCHMARK
(AREA OF
SPECIALIZED
PRACTICE)
PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS ACHIEVING BENCHMARK
      Generalist Practice * Family Centered Practice Integrated Practice
Competency 1:
Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior
80% 80% N/A 100% 100%
Competency 2:
Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice
80% 80% N/A 100% 100%
Competency 3:
Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice
80% 80% N/A 100% 100%
Competency 4:
Engage In Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice
80% 80% N/A 100% 100%
Competency 5:
Engage in Policy Practice
80% 80% N/A 100% 100%
Competency 6:
Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities
80% 80% N/A 100% 100%
Competency 7:
Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities
80% 80% N/A 100% 100%
Competency 8:
Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities
80% 80% N/A 100% 100%
Competency 9:
Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities
80% 80% N/A 100% 100%
Any Additional Competency(ies)
Developed by the Program
         

* - (N/A: Students are part-time completing advanced specialization.)
 

Program Option: Sioux City

Competency, Benchmark and Percentage of Students achieving Benchmark - Sioux City Option
COMPETENCY COMPETENCY
BENCHMARK
(GENERALIST)
COMPETENCY BENCHMARK
(AREA OF
SPECIALIZED
PRACTICE)
PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS ACHIEVING BENCHMARK
      Generalist Practice * Family Centered Practice Integrated Practice
Competency 1:
Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior
80% 80% N/A 100% 100%
Competency 2:
Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice
80% 80% N/A 100% 100%
Competency 3:
Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice
80% 80% N/A 100% 100%
Competency 4:
Engage In Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice
80% 80% N/A 100% 100%
Competency 5:
Engage in Policy Practice
80% 80% N/A 100% 100%
Competency 6:
Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities
80% 80% N/A 100% 100%
Competency 7:
Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities
80% 80% N/A 100% 100%
Competency 8:
Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities
80% 80% N/A 100% 100%
Competency 9:
Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities
80% 80% N/A 100% 100%
Any Additional Competency(ies)
Developed by the Program
         

* - (N/A: Students are part-time completing advanced specialization.)

 

Program Option: Hybrid (Online)

Competency, Benchmark and Percentage of Students achieving Benchmark - Hybrid (Online) Option
COMPETENCY COMPETENCY
BENCHMARK
(GENERALIST)
COMPETENCY BENCHMARK
(AREA OF
SPECIALIZED
PRACTICE)
PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS ACHIEVING BENCHMARK
      Generalist Practice Family Centered Practice * Integrated Practice *
Competency 1:
Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior
80% 80% 100% N/A N/A
Competency 2:
Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice
80% 80% 100% N/A N/A
Competency 3:
Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice
80% 80% 100% N/A N/A
Competency 4:
Engage In Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice
80% 80% 100% N/A N/A
Competency 5:
Engage in Policy Practice
80% 80% 100% N/A N/A
Competency 6:
Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities
80% 80% 100% N/A N/A
Competency 7:
Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities
80% 80% 100% N/A N/A
Competency 8:
Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities
80% 80% 100% N/A N/A
Competency 9:
Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities
80% 80% 100% N/A N/A
Any Additional Competency(ies)
Developed by the Program
         

* - (N/A: Part-time program advanced specialization will be measured 2019-2020.)