“The reaccreditation process occurs every eight years, requiring the writing of a document which carefully assesses our processes and learning outcomes with students, our mission and goals, curriculum, admissions and student services, faculty, administration and resources, and diversity,” said Dean Jacqueline Mondros, D.S.W.
The process also includes site visits and review by the Commission on Accreditation.
According to Dean Mondros, a revamped MSW curriculum, with second year-specializations, will be in place next fall.
“We think that the specializations will help graduates to be ’employment ready’ and make them more competitive on the job market,” she said. “The BSW program and Doctoral program will undergo similar review and renewals to ensure that our programs are state-of-the-art.”
Founded in 1952, the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) is the national association representing social work education in the United States. Its members include over 800 accredited baccalaureate and master’s degree social work programs, as well as individual social work educators, practitioners, and agencies dedicated to advancing quality social work education. Through its many initiatives, activities, and centers, CSWE supports quality social work education and provides opportunities for leadership and professional development, so that social workers play a central role in achieving the profession’s goals of social and economic justice. CSWE’s Commission on Accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as the sole accrediting agency for social work education in the United States and its territories.