Accreditation and Licensure

Learn more about accreditation and licensure for PNW’s social work program.

Our Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

CSWE accreditation ensures that our program meets or exceeds peer-reviewed quality standards and has sufficient resources to meet its goals. It also provides reasonable assurance that our graduates are ready to practice in the field.

Our program fulfills the educational requirements for a license as a bachelor’s degree social worker as required by the State of Indiana Professional Licensing Agency (IC 25-23.6-5-1.5). Social work license requirements differ from state-to-state, students should contact their home state’s licensing board for additional information regarding licensure requirements.

Assessment Outcomes for 2019-2020

All students are assessed using a minimum of two measures on their mastery of the nine competencies that comprise the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards of the Council on Social Work Education and any additional competencies programs may choose to add. Summarize the program’s competency-based assessment plan. Programs may add/delete rows to accurately reflect the number measures included in the data presented.

Assessment Measure #1: Field Instrument SWEAP Field Practicum Placement Assessment Instrument (FPPAI)

Dimension(s) assessed:Values Skills Cognitive & Affective
Processes
When/where students are assessed:SWRK 46400:close
of field seminar
Who assessed student competence:SWRK 46400 Field
Supervisor
Outcome Measure Benchmark (minimum score indicative of achievement) for Competencies 1-9:3 of 5 possible
points
Competency Benchmark (percent of students the program expects to have achieved the minimum scores, inclusive of all measures) for Competencies 1-9:80% of students

Assessment Measure #2: Embedded Course Learning Plan Portfolio

Dimension(s) assessed:Knowledge Values Skills Cognitive &
Affective Process
When/where students are assessed:SWRK 46400:
close of field seminar
Who assessed student competence:SWRK 46400
Faculty
Outcome Measure Benchmark (minimum score indicative of achievement) for Competencies 1-9:8 of 9 possible
points
Competency Benchmark (percent of students the program expects to have achieved the minimum scores, inclusive of all measures) for Competencies 1-9:80% of students

Assessment Data Collected During the Academic Year (2019-2020)

COMPETENCYCOMPETENCY BENCHMARK (%)PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS ACHIEVING BENCHMARK   
Aggregate
of Students from All Program Options
n = (Number of students)
Program Option #1 (identify location/delivery method)
n = (Number of students)
Program Option #2 (identify location/delivery method)
n = (Number of students)
Program Option #3 (identify location/delivery method)
n = (Number of students)
Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional
Behavior
0.80.780.78NANA
Competency 2:
Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice
0.80.880.88NANA
Competency 3: Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice0.80.840.84NANA
Competency 4: Engage in Practice-informed Research and Research-
informed Practice
0.80.750.75NANA
Competency 5: Engage in Policy
Practice
0.80.610.61NANA
Competency 6: Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations,
and Communities
0.80.790.79NANA
Competency 7: Assess Individuals, Families, Groups,
Organizations, and Communities
0.80.790.79NANA
Competency 8: Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations,
and Communities
0.80.790.79NANA
Competency 9: Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations,
and Communities
0.80.790.79NANA
Any additional Competency(ies) Developed by the
Program
NANANANANA