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2007-2009 Catalog 
2007-2009 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Social Work (SWR)

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454 David M. French Hall
(810) 762-3390
Fax (810) 237-6541

Chair: Charles W. Bailey

Principal Secretary: Ella Moore

Associate Professors Charles W. Bailey, Everett J. Blakely, Kathleen L. Woehrle; Assistant Professor Denise Dedman; Clinical Assistant Professor Jacqueline Harvey; Professors Emeritus Thomas L. Coffey, Charles A. Jones

Social work is a professional art, based on an eclectic, scientific body of theory, incorporating practice, knowledge, and skill, and fused to specific ethics with inherent social value assumptions. The profession is oriented toward helping in the resolution of diverse individual and social problems, the provision for meeting broad human and community needs, and the enhancement of personal or social functioning. The primary goal of the social work program is to prepare students for beginning professional social work practice.

As part of a regional campus of the University of Michigan, the social work program’s mission is to prepare students to become generalist social work professionals, by enhancing their commitment to social justice, responsible citizenship, and the value of human diversity. The educational experience the program offers provides students with opportunities to cultivate and develop technical and intellectual foundations necessary for service in the public sector and/or graduate study.

The Social Work Program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (C.S.W.E.), 1725 Duke Street, Suite 500, Alexandria, VA 22314-3457, (703) 683-8080.

Department Mission and Program Assessment

Department Mission and Program Assessment The Department participates in the University-wide effort to assess its academic programs. Information on assessment plans, including goals, methods and outcomes is available at http://www.umflint.edu/assessment/.

Programs in Social Work

Two concentration programs are offered, both leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree: the Program in Social Work  and the Honors Program in Social Work . A minor in Substance Abuse Treatment  and an Interdisciplinary Minor in Gerontology  are also available.

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