Jun 07, 2023
SW 723 - Social Work Administration I (3 units)
First in a two course sequence. Prepares students for advanced macro social work practice; program and agency planning/development, and the knowledge/skills required to assume administrative and policy-practice roles.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to advanced standing MSW program or SW 681 .
Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Spring
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. recognize ethical issues involved in social work administration and use strategies of ethical reasoning to explore, navigate and resolve these complex circumstances.
2. develop a logic model that lays out the components of a program and the underlying “theory of change.”
3. identify, access, and appropriately use census and epidemiological data to show disproportionate distribution of social, economic, and health issues and access to services.
4. use a logic model process to facilitate effective and evidence-based program development with agency professionals and other stakeholders, agency activities and outcomes.
5. integrate a variety of data (e.g., census data, published research, agency reports) to frame the issue or situation or provide a baseline for program development.
6. write a mission statement and goals for an agency or program.
7. conduct environmental scan relevant to a specific agency’s mission and services.
8. conduct environmental scan relevant to a specific agency¿s mission and services.
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