October 30, 2009
ULM’s social work department receives full accreditation
Accreditation is important for students looking either to enter into the social work field or pursue an advanced degree after graduation.
“Degree holders from a university with an accredited social work program are recognized as professional social workers,” said Dr. Pamela Higgins Saulsberry, social work department head. “They also qualify to apply for advanced standing when seeking a master’s degree in social work.”
Saulsberry oversaw the re-accreditation process, which began with a self-study completed by the social work department. Saulsberry and her colleagues reviewed course offerings, department resources and faculty to ensure compliance with accreditation standards. The study was then submitted to the CSWE’s Council on Accreditation.
Following a review by the CSWE, which included a site visit, the department was reaffirmed as fully accredited.
“Her report, which addressed concerns of the visiting team regarding staffing and autonomy, is an example of the high-level of effort and work ethic typical of ULM faculty, even in these troubled financial times.”
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