• Foundation diversity and racism course removed and replaced with infusion throughout foundation courses; advanced diversity course requirement established & informed by faculty research:  
  • Deal and Hyde, 2004. Understanding MSW Student Anxiety and Resistance to Multicultural Learning: A Developmental Perspective. Journal of Social Work Education, Vol 24(1/2), pp. 73-86. 
  • 15 MSW courses meet the advanced diversity requirement as of 2018 
  • History of Oppression 1-credit online course added to curriculum and offered every semester since this time. 
  • Summer: MPC Environmental Scan of teaching models & literature regarding teaching diversity and oppression content 
  • Fall: Presentation of environmental scan findings to MPC 
  • FO votes to adopt new “Curriculum Diversity Principles” developed by the MPC/DAO and charges MPC with identifying how these are reflected in foundation and advanced courses 
  • MPC conducts year-long scan of how diversity principles are reflected in the curriculum, alongside the MSW program self-study process.  
  • Scan concludes with consensus to create the equivalent of 3 credits of new diversity content to be required in the foundation program, and to build upon and infuse that content into all MSW courses once the new content is established and remove the advanced diversity requirement. 
  • MPC/DAO subcommittee engages in a year-long process to develop a new Diversity and Anti-Oppression course (includes faculty, students, and alumni) 
  • Proposal for two test models presented to FO spring 2018 
  • Two Diversity and Anti-Oppression course models tested in fall 2018 
  • MPC votes to approve the creation of: 
  1. A Field Seminar (scaled fall 2019) 
  1. A 3-credit 15 week required foundation diversity and anti-oppression course (tested fall/spring 2019; scaled fall 2020) 
  1. Online History of Oppression pre-req (scaled fall 2020) 
  • Revamping of the School's History of Oppression 1-credit online course with a planned roll out in fall 2020.

Official Response to CSWE Site Visit Reporting Concern Implicit Curriculum Complaints

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