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GSS Accreditation and Competency

The Fordham Graduate School of Social Service (GSS) B.S.W., M.S.W. and Ph.D. in Social Work programs are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. Students are assessed on their mastery of the competencies that comprise the Council’s accreditation standards. These competencies are dimensions of practice that all social workers are expected to master during their professional training. An assessment score at or above that benchmark set by the social work program represents mastery of that particular competency. We report all data from our social work accreditation assessments to the Council and use it to continuously review and improve our program and learning environment.

B.S.W. Program Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes

Fordham University GSS Baccalaureate Social Work Program
Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes 2020-2021

(Last completed on 6/9/21)

Comptency Competency Benchmark Percentage of Students Achieving Benchmark
Lincoln Center Westchester All Campuses
Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior 80% 100% N/A N/A
Competency 2: Engage
Diversity and Difference in Practice
80% 100% N/A N/A
Competency 3: Advance Human Rights and Social,
Economic, and Environmental Justice
80% 83.34% N/A N/A
Competency 4: Engage In Practice-informed Research
and Research-informed Practice
80% 86.16% N/A N/A
Competency 5: Engage in Policy Practice 80% 70.00% N/A N/A
Competency 6: Engage with Individuals, Families,
Groups, Organizations, and Communities
80% 100% N/A N/A
Competency 7: Assess Individuals, Families,
Groups, Organizations, and Communities
80% 76.67% N/A N/A
Competency 8: Intervene with Individuals, Families,
Groups, Organizations, and Communities
80% 80.46% N/A N/A
Competency 9: Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups,
Organizations, and Communities
80% 66.16% N/A N/A

Note: BASW students were not attending classes on the Westchester Campus.

M.S.W. Program Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes

Fordham University GSS Master of Social Work Program
Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes 2020-2021

(Last completed on 6/9/21)

Competency Competency Benchmark (Generalist) Competency Benchmark (Area of Specialized Practice) Percentage of Students Achieving Benchmark
Generalist Practice Specialist
Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior 80% 80% 97.19%
(n = 512)
97.36%
(n = 508)
Competency 2: Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice 80% 80%

97.83%
(n = 625)

96.43%
(n = 541)
Competency 3: Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice 80% 80% 91.63%
(n = 640)
92.41%
(n = 543)
Competency 4: Engage In Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice 80% 80% 82.99%
(n = 402)
92.36%
(n = 648)
Competency 5: Engage in Policy Practice 80% 80% 89.02%
(n = 589)
91.83%
(n = 526)
Competency 6: Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 80% 80% 96.92%
(n = 558)
96.38%
(n = 498)
Competency 7: Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 80% 80% 87.83%
(n = 391)
91.71%
(n = 755)
Competency 8: Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 80% 80% 92.70%
(n = 486)
88.16%
(n = 456)
Competency 9: Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 80% 80% 79.19%
(n = 513)
93.90%
(n = 650)

M.S.W. Program Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes (LC + WC)

Fordham University GSS Master of Social Work Program
Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes (LC + WC On-Campus) 2020-2021

(Last completed on 6/9/21)

Competency Competency Benchmark (Generalist) Competency Benchmark (Area of Specialist-Advanced Integrated Generalist Practice) Percentage of Students Achieving Benchmark
Generalist Practice Specialist
Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior 80% 80% 98.98%
(n = 170)
97.51%
(n = 248)
Competency 2: Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice 80% 80% 97.85%
(n = 239)
95.06%
(n = 276)
Competency 3: Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice 80% 80% 90.99%
(n = 238)
89.79%
(n = 213)
Competency 4: Engage In Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice 80% 80% 84.14%
(n = 169)
90.77%
(n = 303)
Competency 5: Engage in Policy Practice 80% 80% 93.18%
(n = 226)
90.60%
(n = 212)
Competency 6: Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 80% 80% 97.20%
(n = 217)
95.45%
(n = 241)
Competency 7: Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 80% 80% 91.68%
(n = 192)
92.57%
(n = 315)
Competency 8: Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 80% 80% 92.67%
(n = 183)
92.33%
(n = 227)
Competency 9: Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 80% 80% 83.79%
(n = 316)
93.07%
(n = 348

**Please note: Due to COVID-19, all Lincoln Center and Westchester students attended class in an online environment for the 2020-2021 academic year. As a result, data for these campuses was combined.

M.S.W. Program Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes (Online)

Fordham University GSS Master of Social Work Program
Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes
Program Option (Online) 2020-2021

(Last completed 6/9/21)

Competency Competency Benchmark (Generalist) Competency Benchmark (Area of Specialized Practice) Percentage of Students Achieving Benchmark
Generalist Practice Specialist
Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior 80% 80% 95.55%
(n = 342)
96.79%
(n = 260)
Competency 2: Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice 80% 80% 97.79%
(n = 387)
97.68%
(n = 265)
Competency 3: Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice 80% 80% 91.53%
(n = 403)
95.20%
(n = 330)
Competency 4: Engage In Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice 80% 80% 81.08%
(n = 233)
94.42%
(n = 345)
Competency 5: Engage in Policy Practice 80% 80% 83.26%
(n = 362)
93.52%
(n = 314)
Competency 6: Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 80% 80% 96.51%
(n = 341)
97.40%
(n = 257)
Competency 7: Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 80% 80% 83.23%
(n = 199)
91.36%
(n = 440)
Competency 8: Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 80% 80% 91.41%
(n = 303)
83.80%
(n = 229)
Competency 9: Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 80% 80% 73.66%
(n = 316)
94.96%
(n = 348)