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GSS Accreditation and Competency

The Fordham Graduate School of Social Service (GSS) B.S.W., M.S.W. and Ph.D. in Social Work programs are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. Students are assessed on their mastery of the competencies that comprise the Council’s accreditation standards. These competencies are dimensions of practice that all social workers are expected to master during their professional training. An assessment score at or above that benchmark set by the social work program represents mastery of that particular competency. We report all data from our social work accreditation assessments to the Council and use it to continuously review and improve our program and learning environment.

B.S.W. Program Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes

B.S.W. Student Learning Outcomes 2018-2019

Comptency Competency Benchmark Percentage of Students Achieving Benchmark
Lincoln Center Westchester All Campuses
Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior 3 95.65% N/A N/A
Competency 2: Engage
Diversity and Difference in Practice
3 97.83% N/A N/A
Competency 3: Advance Human Rights and Social,
Economic, and Environmental Justice
3 95.65% N/A N/A
Competency 4: Engage In Practice-informed Research
and Research-informed Practice
3 86.96% N/A N/A
Competency 5: Engage in Policy Practice 3 89.13% N/A N/A
Competency 6: Engage with Individuals, Families,
Groups, Organizations, and Communities
3 92.83% N/A N/A
Competency 7: Assess Individuals, Families,
Groups, Organizations, and Communities
3 95.65% N/A N/A
Competency 8: Intervene with Individuals, Families,
Groups, Organizations, and Communities
3 95.65% N/A N/A
Competency 9: Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups,
Organizations, and Communities
3 93.48% N/A N/A

Note: BASW students were not attending classes on the Westchester Campus.

Last completed on 8/6/20

M.S.W. Program Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes

M.S.W. Student Learning Outcomes 2018-2019

Competency Competency Benchmark (Generalist) Competency Benchmark (Area of Specialized Practice) Percentage of Students Achieving Benchmark
Generalist Practice Specialist
Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior 3 3 95.82% 97.23%
Competency 2: Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice 3 3 92.95% 95.98%
Competency 3: Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice 3 3 83.98% 93.07%
Competency 4: Engage In Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice 3 3 77.68% 91.87%
Competency 5: Engage in Policy Practice 3 3 79.24% 90.99%
Competency 6: Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 3 3 95.22% 95.67%
Competency 7: Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 3 3 92.05% 86.42%
Competency 8: Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 3 3 94.11% 94.61%
Competency 9: Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 3 3 79.16% 92.73%

Last completed on 8/6/2020

M.S.W. Program Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes (LC)

M.S.W. Student Learning Outcomes (LC) 2018-2019

Competency Competency Benchmark (Generalist) Competency Benchmark (Area of Specialized Practice) Percentage of Students Achieving Benchmark
Generalist Practice Specialist
Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior 3 3 96.73% 90.79%
Competency 2: Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice 3 3 87.61% 94.96%
Competency 3: Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice 3 3 85.11% 97.46%
Competency 4: Engage In Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice 3 3 83.47% 92.31%
Competency 5: Engage in Policy Practice 3 3 82.53% 90.84%
Competency 6: Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 3 3 98.59% 93.25%
Competency 7: Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 3 3 93.48% 84.05%
Competency 8: Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 3 3 93.16% 89.95%
Competency 9: Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 3 3 78.53% 93.63%

Last completed on 8/6/2020

M.S.W. Program Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes (WC)

M.S.W. Student Learning Outcomes (WC) 2018-2019

Competency Competency Benchmark (Generalist) Competency Benchmark (Area of Specialized Practice) Percentage of Students Achieving Benchmark
Generalist Practice Specialist
Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior 3 3 84.96% 94.74%
Competency 2: Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice 3 3 96.25% 96.05%
Competency 3: Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice 3 3 85.00% 86.84%
Competency 4: Engage In Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice 3 3 58.95% 87.72%
Competency 5: Engage in Policy Practice 3 3 70.23% 88.82%
Competency 6: Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 3 3 95.15% 92.11%
Competency 7: Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 3 3 96.56% 87.27%
Competency 8: Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 3 3 97.00% 92.98%
Competency 9: Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 3 3 79.88% 91.45%

Last completed on 8/6/2020

M.S.W. Program Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes (Online)

M.S.W. Student Learning Outcomes (Online) 2018-2019

Competency Competency Benchmark (Generalist) Competency Benchmark (Area of Specialized Practice) Percentage of Students Achieving Benchmark
Generalist Practice Specialist
Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior 3 3 95.08% 98.56%
Competency 2: Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice 3 3 92.44% 99.24%
Competency 3: Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice 3 3 84.36% 91.07%
Competency 4: Engage In Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice 3 3 79.87% 91.87%
Competency 5: Engage in Policy Practice 3 3 82.07% 89.63%
Competency 6: Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 3 3 92.37% 96.38%
Competency 7: Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 3 3 89.68% 84.77%
Competency 8: Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 3 3 94.22% 95.60%
Competency 9: Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 3 3 81.07% 92.95%

Last completed on 8/6/20