Accreditation

The Boston College MSW Program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). As part of the accreditation process, all programs are required to report the assessment results of a series of competencies as mandated by the CSWE.


Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes
Boston College Master's of Social Work Program

LAST COMPLETED ON (2019)

This form is used to assist the COA in the evaluation of the program’s compliance with Accreditation Standards stated below.

4.0.2 The program provides evidence of ongoing data collection and analysis and discusses how it uses assessment data to affirm and/or make changes in the explicit and implicit curriculum to enhance student performance.

4.0.5 The program appends the summary data for each measure used to assess the attainment of each competency for at least one academic year prior to the submission of the self-study.

All Council on Social Work Education programs measure and report student learning outcomes. Students are assessed on their mastery of the competencies which comprise the accreditation standards of the Council on Social Work Education. These competencies are dimensions of social work practice which 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.  

COMPETENCY COMPETENCY BENCHMARK PERCENT OF STUDENTS ACHIEVING BENCHMARK
GENERALIST
COMPETENCY
CLINICAL
COMPETENCY
MACRO
COMPETENCY

1. Demonstrate Ethical & Professional Behavior

90% > 4 on 5 point scale

97.37

96.94

97.41

2. Engage Diversity & Difference in Practice

90% > 4 on 5 point scale

96.50

95.20

100.0

3. Advance Human Rights & Social, Economic & Environmental Justice

90% > 4 on 5 point scale

93.09

92.88

96.72

4. Engage in Practice-informed Research & Research-informed Practice

90% > 4 on 5 point scale

89.32

89.10

95.08

5. Engage in Policy Practice

90% > 4 on 5 point scale

89.12

86.80

96.56

6. Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, & Communities

90% > 4 on 5 point scale

96.74

97.42

94.08

7. Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations & Communities

90% > 4 on 5 point scale

95.03

91.11

94.61

8. Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, & Communities

90% > 4 on 5 point scale

94.94

93.18

95.53

9. Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, & Communities

90% > 4 on 5 point scale

91.28

89.55

95.57