Human Behavior, Justice and Diversity Department
Social Work Mission, Goals & Objectives
The undergraduate Social Work Program at UW-Superior is structured as a competency based program. The program implements this structure through its mission, six goals and thirteen objectives and through its specific course goals and competency objectives.
We serve as a student and community resource, providing holistic undergraduate social work education.
GOAL 1: Generalist Preparation
To prepare students for entry-level ecologically-based generalist practice at all levels of intervention (individuals, groups, families, organizations, and communities), utilizing a liberal arts foundation.
GOAL 2: Diversity
To prepare students for inclusive practice with diverse & vulnerable groups in society throughout a variety of local, regional & international human service settings, particularly practice with American Indian people, elderly persons, & persons with disabilities.
GOAL 3: Ethics
To prepare students for ethical decision-making guided by the values, principles & standards of the social work profession, particularly the values of self-determination, empowerment, & regard for diversity.
GOAL 4: Social Justice
To prepare students to recognize & apply social justice principles in practice situations calling for social change and advocacy.
GOAL 5: Professional Development
To prepare students for continuing professional development, including future graduate study.
GOAL 6: Service
To support on-campus, local, regional & international constituencies with research, continuing education, consultation and assistance, which promote social justice and social development.
Upon completion of the UW-S Social Work Program, students will be able to:
On an on-going basis, the UW-Superior Social Work Program will:
Support its faculty in their pursuit of local, regional, national, and international development opportunities and in facilitating community-based activities like original research, program evaluation, strategic planning, and/or professional supervision of social work practitioners.
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