Next week, Professor Udolph, Field Director, and Professor Vimont, Program Director, will be travelling to Denver, Colorado, to attend the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Conference on the Frontiers of Change. CSWE is the accrediting agency for social work in the U.S., and is the accrediting body for Ashland University's Social Work Program.
The Conference will feature 14 hot topic sessions that represent a wide range of emerging and important topics for social work educators. These sessions focus on topics ranging from social welfare policy to values and ethics, teaching methods and learning styles to immigrants, refugees and displaced populations.
Professor Nancy Udolph, who directs the field experiences social work students complete throughout their time at Ashland University, will be attending numerous sessions focusing on field experience. "I'm most looking forward to learning about best practices in field experience, which I can then bring back and integrate into the program here at AU," says Professor Udolph.
This year's Conference will also provide updates on CSWE's new core competencies (CSWE establishes core competencies which social work students strive to master in order to be effective practitioners in the field after graduation). Ashland's Social Work Program will implement these new competencies for the 2015-16 school year.
Safe travels, Professors!