The School of Social Work at UW-Madison has successfully been reaccredited for another eight-year cycle. The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) recently reaccredited the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and Master of Social Work (MSW) programs until 2021.
The multistep reaccreditation process encompasses over two years of activities, including the compilation and submission of a detailed self-study on the School’s curriculum, field program, and the wider School community, along with an intensive multi-day site visit and a Commission on Accreditation review.
During the site visit, the CSWE team met with students, faculty, professional consultative committee members, School administrators, and campus administration over the course of three days, and noted a number of strengths as a result of their conversations.
“Students reported that they felt as though the curriculum was preparing them well for practice,” stated the visitors, and “students identified two areas of programmatic strength: cultural competence and evidence-based practice.” Students also noted that faculty were responsive to their concerns, listened to their points of view, and made adjustments when necessary or appropriate.
The site visitors especially praised the School’s...