Student and Program Assessment (Tk20)

 

TK20 and Competency Assessment

The BSW program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).  CSWE has identified assessment of student competencies as one primary departmental activity in their Educational Policies and Accreditation Standards (EPAS). The BSW curriculum prepares students to demonstrate 42 competencies in course learning assignments and in the field placement.

To assess these competencies, the Social Work department uses an online assessment and reporting software program called Tk20.  Many student assignments and the field evaluation forms will be submitted into TK20.  All students are required to purchase a Tk20 account.  The one-time cost for activating the account is $103 if purchased from Tk20 or $120 if purchased from the bookstore.  Financial aid can be used to cover this cost if you purchase this from the bookstore.  You will have access to this account for ten years.  Your account can be used to store documents that you might use in an MSW program and/or when searching for employment.

FAQs For Students

FAQs For Faculty   

 

Obtaining a Tk20 Account

To purchase your account online:

You will receive an email once your account has been activated (2-3 business days).  NOTE:  be sure to check spam/junk mail folders for activation email.

To purchase through the bookstore:

To login to Tk20 go to https://southernct.tk20.com

Tutorials are available on the Tk20 log-in page for both students and faculty

Specific questions may be emailed to:  tk20support@southernct.edu 

Academic Standards for Continuance

Continuation in the undergraduate program is contingent upon positive ongoing faculty evaluation of the student on four distinct yet related areas: 

  1. Classroom achievement as reflected in an overall cumulative grade point average for university coursework (2.5) AND a cumulative grade point average for social work coursework (2.75).
  2. Essential abilities and attributes for admission and continuance in the Department of Social Work.
  3. Ethical, professional, and legal conduct as embodied in the NASW Code of Ethics, and University standards for student conduct.
  4. Performance in field as reflected in ongoing faculty and supervisor evaluation, including a minimum grade of C in field seminar courses.

See the BSW Handbook  for specific details.

See the BSW Handbook  for Student Review Policies and Procedures

 Link to BSW Program Assessment

Links to Assesments of Student Learning Outcomes:

BSW Developmental Courses

BSW Mastery Courses