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  • Announcements for SWEAP Members (10/9/2018)

    DEAR SWEAP LISTSERV,

    What follows are three announcements for SWEAP members:

     

    • SWEAP is Now Paperless 

    As has been mentioned over the past year, SWEAP transitioned from having paper and electronic options for administering instruments to being 100% electronic.  The reasons for the change are that electronic instruments are more efficient than paper in terms of ordering, disseminating, analyzing, and because it is more affordable for the non-profit organization.  SWEAP wants to continue to provide low-cost services to academic programs and therefore costs are salient.

     

    •  SWEAP at 2018 APM

    The SWEAP team will have a booth in the exhibit hall at 2018 APM.  Please stop by for some SWEAP swag, booth 524.  There will be SWEAP members available for consultation during most of the open exhibit hours. Dana Sullivan, SWEAP Secretary, is also coordinating consultations for those who wish to schedule meetings.  Contact her at Dana.Sullivan@wku.edu to schedule a meeting.  Further, SWEAP will facilitate the session below at the conference:

    Curriculum Assessment: A Standardized Instrument to Measure Knowledge of EPAS Competencies: Friday, November 9th @ 4:15 pm in Dolphin, Walt Disney World Resort Europe 7, Lobby/Third Floor

     

    • ADA Compliance

    Effective 10/01/2018, SWEAP is 100% compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), including its compliance with the Section 508 Amendment to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.  This amendment requires federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology accessible to people with disabilities.

    What this implies is that all our assessment instrument (EPAS 2008 & EPAS 2015) have been tested and are compliant with:

    WCAG 2.0 – Level AA

    California Code 508

    ADA

     

    Looking forward to seeing many of you at the conference,

    Board Members 

    Tobi Delong-Hamilton (President), Brandman University, doctdh@gmail.com

    Kathryn Krase (Vice-President), Long Island University, Kathryn.Krase@liu.edu

    Dana Sullivan (Secretary), Western Kentucky University, Dana.Sullivan@wku.edu

    Tameca Harris-Jackson (Treasurer), University of Central Florida, Tameca.Harris-Jackson@ucf.edu

    Brian Christenson, Capella University, Brian.Christenson@capella.edu

    Kristin Danhoff, Metropolitan State University of Denver, kdanoff@msudenver.edu

    Dan Freedman, University of South Carolina, Daniel.freedman@sc.edu

    Ruth Gerristen-McKane, University of Utah, Ruth.Gerristen-McKane@socwk.utah.edu

     

     

  • SWEAP’s Pre-Conference Workshop (2/27/2018)

    Colleagues,

    Looking forward to seeing many of you this week at the Pre-conference workshop and other SWEAP events.

    SWEAP Team’s Presentations that will occur at 2018 BPD

    1. Pre-conference workshop: Meeting the challenges of assessment: SWEAP standardized instruments for program evaluation 

    Wednesday, March 14th from 1:00 – 4:00 pm in Georgia 2

    Separate Fee Required  for Pre-conference workshop

    2. Reporting on field practicum/placement assessment instrument in an instant: Competencies, behaviors and dimensions

    Thursday, March 15th from 9:30 – 10:45 am in Atlanta 3

    3. Using conceptual frameworks to refine the implicit curriculum

    Friday, March 16th from 11:00 am – 12:15 pm in Atlanta 5    

    4. The SWEAP Curriculum Assessment Instrument: Promoting Excellence in Social Work Education

    Saturday, March 17th from 9:30 – 10:45 am in Atlanta 4    

    SWEAP Consultations: SWEAP will ALSO have a booth at BPD. Contact the SWEAP Secretary, Dan Freedman at daniel.freedman@sc.edu for setting a consultation at the event.

     

    Looking forward to another wonderful BPD conference, and as always, feel free to contact any of the following Board Members,

    Tobi Delong-Hamilton (President), Brandman University, doctdh@gmail.com

    Kathryn Krase (Vice-President), Long Island University, Kathryn.Krase@liu.edu

    Dan Freedman (Secretary), University of South Carolina, Daniel.freedman@sc.edu

    Dorothy Farrel (Treasurer), Brandman University, Farrel.dorothy@gmail.com

    Brian Christenson, Capella University, Brian.Christenson@capella.edu

    Kristin Danhoff, Metropolitan State University of Denver, kdanoff@msudenver.edu

    Ruth Gerristen-McKane, University of Utah, Ruth.Gerristen-McKane@socwk.utah.edu

    Tameca Harris-Jackson, University of Central Florida, Tameca.Harris-Jackson@ucf.edu

    Dana Sullivan, Western Kentucky University, Dana.Sullivan@wku.edu

     

  • Consult with the Social Work Education Assessment Project (SWEAP) at the 2017 APM Conference (9/25/2017)

    Dear SWEAP Listserv:

    The 2017 APM Conference is just three weeks away, and as such we want to remind all of you about SWEAP’s presence at the event.

    SWEAP at the 2017 APM

    The SWEAP team will have a booth in the exhibit hall at 2017 APM.  Please stop by for some SWEAP swag, booth #216.  There will be SWEAP members available for consultation during most of the open exhibit hours. Dan Freedman, SWEAP Secretary, is also coordinating consultations for those who wish to schedule meetings.  Contact him at daniel.freedman@sc.edu to schedule a meeting.  Further, SWEAP will facilitate the 3 sessions below at the conference:

    (1) Using the Curriculum Assessment Instrument to Meet the Challenges of Program Assessment – Saturday, October 21st from 7:30 – 8:30 am in Sheraton Dallas Hotel, San Antonio B, Conference Room, 3rd Floor

    (2) Building onto the Conceptual Understanding of the Implicit Curriculum – Saturday, October 21st from 2:00 – 3:00 pm in Sheraton Dallas Hotel, State Room 1, Conference Center, 3rd Floor

    (3) Using Standardized Assessment Tools for EPAS 2015 Assessment – Sunday, October 22nd from 1:00 – 4:00 pm – CSWE Assessment Academy

    Looking forward to seeing you all at the conference,

    Board Members 

    Tobi Delong-Hamilton (President), Brandman University, doctdh@gmail.com

    Kathryn Krase (Vice-President), Long Island University, Kathryn.Krase@liu.edu

    Dan Freedman (Secretary), University of South Carolina, Daniel.freedman@sc.edu

    Dorothy Farrel (Treasurer), Brandman University, Farrel.dorothy@gmail.com

    Brian Christenson, Capella University, Brian.Christenson@capella.edu

    Kristin Danhoff, Metropolitan State University of Denver, kdanoff@msudenver.edu

    Ruth Gerristen-McKane, University of Utah, Ruth.Gerristen-McKane@socwk.utah.edu

    Tameca Harris-Jackson, University of Central Florida, Tameca.Harris-Jackson@ucf.edu

    Dana Sullivan, Western Kentucky University, Dana.Sullivan@wku.edu

     

  • SWEAP Updates (6/20/2017)

    Dear SWEAP Listserv: 

    Happy Summer! The SWEAP Team hopes that everyone made it through the 2016-17 assessment season in good shape. We had our annual summer work meeting last week, and a lot was accomplished. We’d like to make sure our users and the larger social work education community are aware of some important developments:

    • SWEAP Makes EPAS 2015 Assessment Easy

    As usual, we attended every EPAS session we could at the 2016 APM and 2017 BPD conferences this year, as well as participated in discussions at NADD. Thus, the SWEAP team is confident that the  recommended combination of our instruments will provide any undergraduate or graduate program with the requisite multidimensional assessment of all 9 Competencies. 

    • SWEAP will be at the 2017 APM

    The SWEAP team will have a booth in the exhibit hall at 2017 APM.  Please stop by for some SWEAP swag, booth #216.  There will be SWEAP members available for consultation during most of the open exhibit hours. Dan Freedman, SWEAP Secretary, is also coordinating consultations for those who wish to schedule meetings.  Contact him at daniel.freedman@sc.edu to schedule a meeting.  Further, SWEAP will facilitate the 3 sessions below at the conference:

    1. Building onto the Conceptual Understanding of the Implicit Curriculum
    2. Use of Standardized Instruments to Assess Educational Outcomes in Social Work Education
    3. Using the Curriculum Assessment Instrument to Meet the Challenges of Program Assessment
    •   Instrument Updates

    a) Instrument Reports. We have updated the FCAI and FPPAI reports to make it easier to report assessment as per CSWE EPAS 2015 requirements.

    b) Individualized Assessment. In response to user requests, for an additional fee, programs can purchase individual reports of online FCAIs (Curriculum Instruments) that show scale scores (not individual item scores) for individual students. If taken at the beginning and end of a program, these individual scale scores can show how the social work program helped students improve their knowledge across the 9 Core Competencies.

    c) Online Instruments. We have improved our website for easier administration of on-line instruments. Administer your online instruments through the SWEAP Website! Its quick and easy. Also, receive reports right after instruments are submitted by students.  No need to wait for paper processing.  As such, we will be phasing out paper instruments by 07/01/2019.  To help programs better prepare for the transition, SWEAP will be creating tutorials as a resource for users, and of course, a SWEAP team member is always available for consultations at APM or BPD conferences or by email or phone.

    d) Customized Assessment. SWEAP can customize any online instrument to include additional assessment questions tailored to a specific graduate or undergraduate program’s needs. We cannot alter our own instruments, but we can add items to online instruments based on your needs. We can also help you create your own customized instrument. Customized instruments were created for six different programs this past year, for MSW second year with great success. A base customization fee of $250 includes a first run of up to 50 instruments. After that initial run, you just pay the regular per instrument fee of $1.00. We also process and provide a report just as we would with our own instruments. 

    e) Additional resources. Check out our updated website. New resources are being added all the time.  We are in the process on developing tutorials and webinars on a variety of topics related to using SWEAP instruments.  Also, check out our model letter to include with our Alumni and Employer surveys, and/or contact a SWEAP team member for tips on how to increase return rates for these instruments.

    f) Rate Changes. SWEAP is a non-profit, 501©3 organization. Our team members volunteer their time as a way to give back to the social work profession. Due to the nature of the organization and the cost of sending and processing paper instruments, effective immediately paper instruments will cost $2.00 each, while on-line instruments will remain $1.00 each.  Also, there will be a $5.00 charge the first time a program returns paper instruments that have been stapled, and subsequent submissions of stapled instruments will be returned to the program to remove the staples.       

    • Contact SWEAP

    As always, if you have any questions, or suggestions, please do not  hesitate to reach out to SWEAP, or any specific team member.

    SWEAP Address:

    SWEAP C/O Department of Social Work

    Metropolitan State University of Denver

    PO Box 173362 CB 70

    Denver, Colorado 80217-3362

     

    Board Members:

    • Tobi Delong-Hamilton (President)

          Brandman University

            doctdh@gmail.com

    • Kathryn Krase (Vice-President)

          Long Island University, Brooklyn

            Kathryn.Krase@liu.edu

    • Dan Freedman (Secretary)

          University of South Carolina

            Daniel.freedman@sc.edu

    • Dorothy Farrel (Treasurer)

          Brandman University

            Farrel.dorothy@gmail.com

    • Brian Christenson

          Capella University

          Brian.Christenson@capella.edu

    • Kristin Danhoff

          Metropolitan State University of Denver

          kdanoff@msudenver.edu

    • Ruth Gerristen-McKane

          University of Utah

          Ruth.Gerristen-McKane@socwk.utah.edu

    • Tameca Harris-Jackson

          University of Central Florida

          Tameca.Harris-Jackson@ucf.edu

    • Dana Sullivan

          Western Kentucky University

          Dana.Sullivan@wku.edu

    IT Specialist

    • Phil Ng

          University of Rochester Medical Center

          Phillip_Ng@URMC.Rochester.edu

     

  • Changes to the Field Placement/Practicum Assessment Instrument (FPPAI) (4/25/2017)

    Hello SWEAP Users,

    Based on expert feedback, and meetings with key stakeholders, the SWEAP team has removed the N/O (Not Observed) category from the SWEAP Field Placement/Practicum Assessment Instrument (FPPAI).

    All students, whether starting their social work field placement experience at the bachelors or master level, or in their advanced year of graduate study, should be provided the opportunity to practice each social work competency and related behavior.   Evaluation of a field placement experience is an assessment of overall professional competence. Therefore, student performance needs to be measured on all competencies and related behaviors in order to meet EPAS standards.

    Please let us know if there are any questions about this change.

    Sincerely,

     

    SWEAP Team Members

    Tobi DeLong-Hamilton (President), doctdh@gmail.com

    Kathryn Krase (Vice President), kathryn.krase@liu.edu

    Dorothy Farrel (Treasurer), farrel.dorothy@gmail.com

    Dan Freedman (Secretary), daniel.freedman@sc.edu

    Brian Christenson, brian.christenson@capella.edu

    Ruth Gerritsen-McKane, ruth.gerritsen-mckane@socwk.utah.edu

    Tameca Harris-Jackson, Tameca.Harris-Jackson@ucf.edu

    Phil Ng, phillip_ng@urmc.rochester.edu

    Dana Sullivan, dana.sullivan@wku.edu

    Kristin Danhoff, kdanhoff@msudenver.edu

     

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SWEAP Meeting, Salt Lake City, 2014
Ruth, Patrick, Dorothy, Vicky, Tameca, Pamela, Tobi, & Kathryn