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UW Oshkosh MSW Program Mission and Goals

 

MSW Program at UW-Oshkosh


The mission of the Department of Social Work is to offer a strengths-based educational program that
guides and prepares Social Work students to become caring professionals with a commitment to knowledge, critical thinking, social justice values and practice skills.

The MSW curriculum offerings will comply with the 2015 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) of the Council on Social Work Education. Graduates of the UW Oshkosh MSW will be competent professionals who will meet the social service practice needs of the Fox Valley and beyond.


The UW Oshkosh MSW has four Goals:

 

  1. Prepare advanced degree social workers to assume leadership roles in clinical/mental health care and health care settings in order to meet the growing needs of the Fox Valley and beyond.
  2. Prepare professional social workers to engage in activities that will contribute to the development
    and improvement of social policy at local, regional, state, and national levels as it pertains to
    culturally relevant mental health and health care services.
  3. Engage in collaborative partnerships with other academic units and degree programs at UW
    Oshkosh, as well as with organizational entities in the Fox Valley region in order to improve
    community well being.
  4. Engage in teaching, research, and evaluation activities that promote best practices in mental health
    and health care practice and encourage innovation and discovery to improve the well being of those
    in need.

2016 MSW Student Outcomes

UW OSHKOSH MASTER’S SOCIAL WORK PROGRAM

ASSESSMENT OF STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

OVERALL ASSESSMENT FINDINGS

LAST COMPLETED ON (07/05/2016)

(UW OSHKOSH CAMPUS)

COMPETENCY

COMPETENCY BENCHMARK (GENERALIST)

COMPETENCY BENCHMARK (AREA OF SPECIALIZED PRACTICE)

PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS ACHIEVING BENCHMARK

Generalist Practice

Health Care

Mental Health

 

Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior

87% of students rated as competent

87% of students rated as competent

88%

58%

58%

Competency 2: Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice

87% of students rated as competent

87% of students rated as competent

100%

66%

66%

Competency 3: Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice

87% of students rated as competent

87% of students rated as competent

100%

74%

74%

Competency 4: Engage In Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice

87% of students rated as competent

87% of students rated as competent

88%

46%

46%

Competency 5: Engage in Policy Practice

87% of students rated as competent

87% of students rated as competent

100%

49%

49%

Competency 6: Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

87% of students rated as competent

87% of students rated as competent

100%

67%

67%

Competency 7: Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

87% of students rated as competent

87% of students rated as competent

88%

61%

61%

Competency 8: Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

87% of students rated as competent

87% of students rated as competent

100%

63%

63%

Competency 9: Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

87% of students rated as competent

87% of students rated as competent

88%

63%

63%

 







Curriculum


The UW Oshkosh MSW Program will offer two concentrations in the Advanced Curriculum:
Clinical/Mental Health Practice and Health Care Practice. Advanced coursework will be interdisciplinary and
allow students to take relevant elective courses in Public Administration, Counseling and Nursing, as well as
Social Work. Graduates will be competent in the 10 CSWE Practice competencies and will have practice
expertise specifically in mental health or health care practice.


MSW students in the Foundation Curriculum will become competent in the 9 practice competencies
mandated by the 2015 Council on Social Work Education-Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards.

The Advanced Curriculum will build on the 10 CSWE practice competencies, which will be measured by the
following 23 Advanced Practice Behaviors:

 

Graduates of the UW Oshkosh MSW Program will:

1: Ethical and professional behavior

A.1.1 Demonstrate leadership and professionalism in social service practice settings.

A.1.2 Demonstrate initiative in professional growth and development.

A.1.3 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of interdisciplinary ethical practice within mental health and/or health care settings.

A.1.4 Successfully resolve ethical dilemmas encountered in mental health and/or physical health care settings.

A.1.5 Demonstrate professional, accurate and effective written and oral communication appropriate to the practice setting.

2: Engage diversity and difference in practice

A.2.1 Effectively employ social work knowledge and skills with diverse client systems, especially those who are vulnerable and oppressed.

A.2.2 Demonstrate cultural competency in all social work contexts.

3: Advance human rights and social, economic, and environmental justice.

A.3.1 Identify and attend to resource gaps in relevant practice settings.

A.3.2 Demonstrate ability to work collaboratively with a wide array of professional helpers on behalf of client systems.

4: Engage in research-informed practice and practice-informed research

A.4.1 Demonstrate understanding and knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methodologies and their application within the mental health/health care setting.

A.4.2 Critically evaluate practice interventions to determine if theory-based, best/evidence-based practices are being employed in the practice setting and suggest improvements when warranted.

5: Engage in policy practice

A.5.1 Actively engage in policy practice to improve client system outcomes for mental health/health care services.

A.5.2 Advocate for and on behalf of client systems.

6: Engage with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities.

A.6.1 Demonstrate initiative and effective skills in engaging with client systems.

A.6.2 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the variety of technologies employed in mental health/health care practice, critically examine these in relation to social work values, and suggest improvements when warranted.

7: Assess individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities.

A.7.1 Effectively, systematically, and collaboratively assess client system needs and professionally articulate/document these findings to clients and relevant co-workers.

A.7.2 Demonstrate knowledge, and skill in the application of a wide range of assessment and intervention models relevant to mental health/health care practice, including the Person in Environment and the DSM.

8: Intervene with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities.

A.8.1 Effectively and collaboratively identify and employ best/evidence-based interventions to meet client system needs.

A.8.2 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of a wide range of theoretical and practice frameworks relevant to mental health/health care settings, including ecological systems theories and the strengths perspective.

A.8.3 Effectively and collaboratively terminate client services when goals have been met.

9: Evaluate practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.

A.9.1 Articulate and implement a vision for leadership regarding the promotion of best/evidence-based practice in mental health/health care policy.

A.9.2 Effectively and collaboratively evaluate client system outcomes and professionally articulate/document these findings with clients and relevant co-workers.

A.9.3 Demonstrate application of multiple methods of evaluation and assessment of service delivery.

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