SWO-509 Evaluation in Social Work Practice

Building on the concepts and principles from SWO-441, this course prepares students in basic principles of practice and program evaluation and their application to social work practice in agency settings. Using their agency settings as laboratories, students learn the major approaches to evaluation (needs assessment, process, and outcome) with attention to the struggles, tensions, and ambiguities related to current evaluation models and agency demands for evaluation. Prerequisite: SWO-441.