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    Due April 8, 2008

    [Normal due date will be October 1 each year.]

Department/Program: Social Work

    Date Submitted: November 2007

    Authors: (Please list everyone involved in your department’s annual assessment review.)

    Student Learning For each SLO, list two methodologies and the criteria for successful performance (such as a Term Outcome (SLO) measurement, rubric or scale that indicates a baseline for competency). Assessed

    (F07 or S08)

     Methodology 1 Criteria for Success Methodology 2 Criteria for Success

    Embedded Focus group 1. Recognize the

    Assessment content based topics interconnection and common assignment interplay between social in Social Issues issues in the local

    community and the larger

    regional, national and

    global context.

    Embedded Focus group 2. Distinguish, assess and

    Assessment content based topics evaluate important social common assignment issues and sociological in Social Theory theories and infer possible


    Embedded Focus group 3. Describe the diverse Assessment content based topics ethnic and cultural groups common assignment within our community in Comparative and throughout the globe. Requirement

    Embedded Focus group 4. Examine social problems

    Assessment content based topics and infer possible common assignment solutions. in Research Methods

    5. Recognize the major characteristics of social


work and how they may

    impact the design,

    organization and

    operation of a service

    delivery system.

    Embedded Embedded 6. Utilize appropriate social

    Assessment Assessment scientific methods to Capstone Project common rubric compile and interpret based on data. Departmental

    Outcomes, not the

    content of the course

    Embedded Embedded 7. Formulate clear

    Assessment Assessment hypotheses or research Capstone Project common rubric questions and evaluate based on them. Departmental

    Outcomes, not the

    content of the course

    Embedded Performance 8. Express ideas and

    Assessment appraisal develop a arguments succinctly and Capstone Project, common rubric to clearly in oral or written common rubric based assess URC form. on Departmental presentations

    Outcomes, not the

    content of the course

    Portfolios Performance 9. Share social work values internship portfolio appraisal service and ethics in an effort to rubric for learning liaison serve the greater synthesizing and evaluations and community at large. making connections internship supervisor


     10. Apply appropriate social

    work skills in different

    contexts, including

    controlled and diverse


    External examiner Behavioral 11. Appreciate the value of internship supervisor observations John diversity in our society. evaluations and Weidner

    service learning Association, location

    liaison evaluations of internships and

    Internship Portfolio participation in


    assess the student social

    identified goals and service/diverse

    objective, rubric for organizations


    Internship Portfolio Behavioral 12. Accept the importance

    assess the student observations John of learning for human identified goals and Weidner self-development and objective, rubric for Association, location social progress. papers of internships and

     participation in




    External examiner Behavioral 13. Make informed choices

    internship supervisor observations John and judgments in evaluations and Weidner matters relating to service learning Association, location vulnerable populations. liaison evaluations of internships and participation in

    Internship Portfolio social

    assess the student service/diverse

    identified goals and organizations

    objective, rubric for


1. FindingsSummarize the findings from the assessment activities for each SLO that was assessed. Identify the SLO # and append

    supporting documentation such as rubrics, scales, pass rates, test scores, or other measurements used to assess each SLO.

2. Use of ResultsWhat programmatic changes, if any, were made in response to the findings? Reference the SLO #.

3. What support services or resources for faculty would help your department assess its SLOs better?


    4. What revisions, if any, to current SLOs did you make or are under consideration?

    5. Map each of your program’s SLOs to the University Learning Outcomes. Make annual updates only if your SLOs changed. For example:

    Butler University students will:

    1. Explore various ways of knowing in the humanities, social and natural sciences, quantitative and analytic reasoning, and creative arts. (Know)

    2. Articulate and apply required content knowledge within their area(s) of study. (Know)

    3. Find, understand, analyze, synthesize, evaluate and use information, employing technology as appropriate. (Know)

    4. Explore a variety of cultures. (Know)

    5. Recognize the relationship between the natural world and broader societal issues. (Know)

    6. Communicate clearly and effectively. (Do)

    7. Demonstrate collaborative behavior with others. (Do)

    8. Practice ways and means of physical well-being. (Do)

    9. Acquire the skills to make informed, rational and ethical choices. (Do)

    10. Appreciate diverse cultures, ethnicities, religions and sexual orientations. (Value)

    11. Share their talents with Butler and the greater community at large. (Value)

    12. Be exposed to the value of lifelong learning. (Value)

    Social Work Student Learning Outcomes: Butler University Learning Outcomes

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

     1. Recognize the interconnection and interplay between social x x

    issues in the local community and the larger regional, national

    and global context.

     2. Distinguish, assess, and evaluate the most important social issues x

    and sociological theories.

     3. Explain the diverse ethnic and cultural groups within our x x

    community and throughout the globe.

     4. Examine social problems and infer possible solutions. x

     5. Recognize the major characteristics of social work and how they x

    may impact the design, organization and operation of a service

    delivery system


    6. Utilize appropriate social scientific methods to compile and x x

    interpret data

    7. Formulate clear hypotheses or research questions and evaluate x x


    8. Express ideas and arguments succinctly and clearly in oral or x x x

    written form

    9. Share social work values and ethics in an effort to serve the x x x

    greater community at large.

    10. Apply appropriate social work skills in different contexts, x x x

    including controlled and diverse environments

    11. Appreciate the value of diversity in our society. x 12. Accept the importance of learning for human self-development x

    and social progress.

    13. Make informed choices and judgments in matters relating to x

    vulnerable populations.

    6a. List all courses in the program and map each of your SLOs to the curriculum in which the learning occurs, indicating the extent to which

     (I) or refined (R). [Make annual updates only if your SLOs or curriculum changed.] the outcome is introduced

For example:

     SLO 1 SLO 2 SLO 3 SLO 4 SLO 5 SLO 6 SLO 7 SLO 8 SLO 9 SLO 10

    SO 101 I R I

    SO 205 I

    SO 293 R R I I R I

    SO 301

    SO 391 I I

    SO 393 R R I

    SO 486 I I R


    6b. Learning/developmental opportunities for students outside the classroomIf any SLO was addressed outside the classroom, explain

    where and how the learning/developmental opportunities were provided to students in your program? (i.e., internships, field experiences, visiting lectures, collaborative projects, and other creative ideas you may have employed.)


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