The Social Work Program at Anderson University recently earned reaccreditation from the Council on Social Work Education, a standing it has enjoyed since 1979. The Council granted the program another eight years of accreditation, the maximum accreditation period.
As part of the reaccreditation process, the social work faculty prepared a self-study report. This report includes how students are admitted to the program, how students are advised, the different practicums offered and past internships completed by students. It also includes details about the social work curriculum. This report must meet national standards in order to receive accreditation. Sharon Collins, professor and director of social work program, notes that their report passed "unconditionally."
"Our program ensures advanced standing in graduate programs," says Collins. This means students can complete all graduate work in one calendar year rather than two. "Students who graduate from an accredited program are also eligible for social work licensure in any state in the country," says Collins.
Anderson University is a private Christian university of 2,800 undergraduate and graduate students in central Indiana. Anderson continues to be recognized as a top Christian college: in 2008, U.S. News and World Report ranked Anderson University among the best colleges and universities in the Midwest for the fourth consecutive year. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, Anderson University offers more than 65 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, education, music, nursing, and theology.