William Heiss, assistant director at the UW-Madison School of Social Work, was recently elected to serve as a member of the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE) Commission on Accreditation (COA) for the subsequent three years.
CSWE is the nation’s accrediting agency for social work education, and is a nonprofit partnership between educational and professional institutions, social welfare agencies, and private citizens from across the country. CSWE strives to certify the quality of social work education in order to create a professional practice that fosters individual, family and community wellbeing and promotes social and economic justice.
The COA is responsible for the accreditation of over 750 social work programs in the United States. The COA determines the national standards of accreditation and ensures that all processes and procedures are administered fairly. In doing so the COA serves to maintain and improve the quality of social work education throughout the nation.