Council on Social Work Education CSWE

strengthening the profession of social work

About CSWE: The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) is a nonprofit national association representing more than 3,000 individual members, as well as graduate and undergraduate programs of professional social work education. Founded in 1952, this partnership of educational and professional institutions, social welfare agencies, and private citizens is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as the sole accrediting agency for social work education in this country.
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Address: Council on Social Work Education CSWE, Alexandria, VA 22314-3457, USA;

About 2/2 /Governance: the direct vote of full members and an elected Board of Directors govern CSWE.

The Board is composed of members from across the country and represents educational programs, faculty, practitioners, ethnic minority groups, and private citizens. CSWE’s membership includes individuals from the entire field of social work: graduate and undergraduate educational programs, public agencies, voluntary agencies, social work educators, field instructors, and other interested persons. Members volunteer their knowledge and time by serving on CSWE commissions, councils, committees, and task forces.

Council and commission members are appointed for 3-year terms by the CSWE president in July. If you are interested in participating or nominating someone for membership on a commission or council for 2011, please send a CV and brief statement of interest by Friday, May 6 to: President, CSWE, 1701 Duke Street, Suite 200, Alexandria, VA 22314 or by e-mail.

The Commission on Accreditation confers accreditation status on baccalaureate and master’s social work programs.

The Commission for Diversity and Social and Economic Justice promotes in social work education inclusion, equity, social and economic justice, and the integration of knowledge of how the multiple aspects of human diversity intersect:

  • The Council on Disability and Persons with Disabilities develops social work education resources that are related to issues surrounding disability and the experiences of individuals with disabilities.
  • The Council on Racial, Ethnic, and Cultural Diversity initiates new activities and programs related to ethnic minority groups in social work education.
  • The Council on the Role and Status of Women in Social Work Education develops educational resources relevant to women’s issues within social work education.
  • The Council on Sexual Orientation and Gender Expression promotes the development of social work curriculum materials and faculty growth opportunities relevant to sexual orientation, gender expression, and the experiences of individuals who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or two-spirit.

The Commission on Educational Policy identifies pedagogical concerns in social work education, reviews current CSWE programs related to educational policy and planning, and periodically writes a statement of social work curriculum policy that is used to formulate CSWE’s accreditation standards: … (full long text).

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