Fall 2019 SWEAP Newsletter

Dear SWEAP Listserv:

The SWEAP Team hopes that everyone’s fall semester is off to a great start! We are here to serve as a “one-stop shop” for all your assessment needs. 
A combination of three SWEAP instruments (Field Instrument, Curriculum Assessment Instrument, and Exit Instrument) is, in fact, all an undergraduate social work program needs to meet CSWE assessment requirements. For graduate programs, those same three SWEAP instruments meet the CSWE assessment requirements for the Generalist Practice year, and implicit curriculum assessment. MSW programs have had great success working with the SWEAP team to develop customized instruments that assess outcomes for their specialized practice areas. Want more information?  Visit our website https://www.sweapinstruments.org/ for more information or contact any of our SWEAP Team Members listed below for a consultation and planning session.
The SWEAP team had our annual summer work meeting in July, and a lot was accomplished. We’d like to make sure our users are aware of some important developments, and more to be expected soon:

SWEAP Instrument ID Code Question
We  have deleted the Student ID item from all of our instruments.  The Student ID item was originally designed for paper forms, to allow programs to link student information across instruments. Programs rarely, if ever, used this item for that purpose. Instead, the SWEAP team fields dozens of emails each semester from confused students, faculty, and administrators who were unsure how to answer the item. If your program would like to insert a Student ID item into any of our forms, contact a SWEAP team member to discuss customizing your instruments.

SWEAP’s New User Interface
We’ve updated our user interface to allow easier navigation through your program’s instruments and reports. We will be updating our How-To videos to provide guidance on using this new interface, but we’re SURE current users will LOVE the changes! Check out an orientation video to the new interface: HERE

Coming Soon! In a matter of weeks, we will introduce THREE new ways to administer SWEAP instruments:
1) Uploading a properly formatted and populated Excel file;
2) A single link for multiple users to access SWEAP instruments; and,
3) Seamless integration of SWEAP instrument administration into courses utilizing online learning management systems.

SWEAP at the 2019 APM
The 2019 APM Conference is approximately one month away, so we want to remind all of you about SWEAP’s presence at the event.
The SWEAP team will have a booth in the exhibit hall at 2019 APM.  Please stop by for some SWEAP swag and conversation about assessment.  SWEAP members will be available for consultation during most of the open exhibit hours. Dana Sullivan, SWEAP Secretary, is coordinating consultations for those who wish to schedule meetings.  Contact her at Dana.Sullivan@wku.edu to schedule a meeting. 
We are looking forward to seeing many of our users in Denver! If we don’t see you at APM, feel free to reach out to any of us directly to learn more about our updates.

Board Members 
Tobi Delong-Hamilton (President), Brandman University, doctdh@gmail.com
Kathryn Krase (Vice-President & Treasurer), Yeshiva University, kathryn.krase@yu.edu 
Dana Sullivan (Secretary), Western Kentucky University, Dana.Sullivan@wku.edu
Brian Christenson, Capella University, Brian.Christenson@capella.edu
Kristin Danhoff, Metropolitan State University of Denver, kdanoff@msudenver.edu
Ruth Gerristen-McKane, Regis College, ruth.gerritsen-mckane@regiscollege.edu
Tameca Harris-Jackson, University of Central Florida, Tameca.Harris-Jackson@ucf.edu

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