Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes

Alcorn State University
LAST COMPLETED ON January 17, 2013

Form AS4 (B) Duplicate and expand as needed.  Provide table(s) to support self -study narrative addressing the accreditation standards below.

This form is used to assist the COA in the evaluation of the program’s compliance with the accreditation standards below:
4.0.2 The program provides summary data and outcomes for the assessment of each of its competencies, identifying the percentage of students achieving the benchmark.


All Council on Social Work Education programs measure and report student learning outcomes.  Students are assessed on their mastery of the foundation program objectives that comprise the accreditation standards of the Council on Social Work Education.  These foundation program objectives are dimensions of social work practice that all social workers are expected to master during their professional training.  A measurement benchmark is set by the social work program for each objective.  An assessment score at or above that benchmark is considered by the program to represent mastery of that particular objective.  


Apply critical thinking skills within the context of professional social work practice. 70% 100% (n=23)
Understand the value base of the profession and its ethical standards and principles, and practice accordingly 70%  100% (n=23)
Practice without discrimination and with respect, knowledge, and skills related to the clients', age, class, color, culture, disability, ethnicity, family structure, gender, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, and sexual orientation 70%  100% (n=23)
Understand forms and mechanisms of oppression and discrimination and apply strategies of advocacy and social change that advance soical and economic justice. 70% 100% (n=23)
Prepare the the undergraduate social work major to enter graduate studies in social work and/or related fields of graduated studies such as counseling, psychology, gerontology, law, criminal justice, and sociology by providing a liberal arts perspective. 70% 100% (n=23)
Apply the knowledge and skills of generalist social work practice with systems of all sizes. 70% 100% (n=23)
Use the theoretical frameworks supported by empirical evidence to understand individual development and behavior across the life span and the interactions among individuals and between individuals and families, groups, organizations, and communities. 70% 96% (n=23)
Analyze, formulate, and influence social policies. 70% 96% (n=23)
Evaluate research sutides, apply research findings to practice, evaluate their own practice intervention. 70% 100% (n=23)
Use communication skills differentially across client populations, colleagues and communities. 70% 96% (n=23)
Use supervision and consultation approriate to social work practice. 70% 96% (n=23)
Function within the structure and organizations and service delivery system and seek necessary organizational change. 70% 96% (n=23)

*Data taken from 2011-2012 Program Exit Survey