1.) Define key features of the child welfare system (emphases on Texas)
2.) Examine the historical development of services
3.) Identify unique needs and issues (human diversity)
4.) Examine the impact of social and economic forces
5.) Identify key concepts in child advocacy services
6.) Identify key children=s services
7.) Analyze policy impact on children=s services
8.) Analyze bio-psycho-social variables
MEASUREMENT OF OUTCOMES: There will be four (4) exams during the semester. They will go over the material that has just been read, discussed in class or presented in a film or by a guest speaker. An effective way to study is to read over the Exploration Questions at the end of each chapter. Exams will be objective questions (multiple choice or true and false).
In addition, spot quizzes may be given. If you are prepared for class and we enter into healthy discussions, I am not as likely to give a quiz. Since quizzes are a method of testing your understanding of material, good class discussion will often let me know that you are prepared and understand what you have been reading.
EVALUATION OF OUTCOMES: Standard grading is used (90-100%=A; 80-89%=B; 70-79%=C;
60-69%=D; below 60%=F). A grade of a AC@ or higher indicates the student has completed the educational objectives.
Exam I = 100 points 360 to 400 = A
Exam II = 100 points 320 to 359 = B
Exam III = 100 points 280 to 319 = C
Final Exam = 100 points 240 to 279 = D
400 total points 239 or below = F
There will be no make-up exams UNLESS the student provides a written medical or other significant excuse. A student leaving the classroom for any reason during an exam will turn in the exam as completed. When using Scantron sheets mark hard and erase well as there will be ABSOLUTELY NO CHANGES after the exams are scored!
After five absences the Dean of Students will be notified and I will either drop the student from class or the student will lose ten (10) points per day.
CLASSROOM BEHAVIOR: Professional Training
Students are expected to attend all classes, complete assigned readings and participate in class discussions. Attendance is critical to the accomplishment of the learning objectives. More than three absences may result in the student being administratively dropped from the class role or will lose 10 points per each absence. Work is not an excused absence.
When the professor starts speaking, the class members will become quite. Rude or inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated. With the exception of an occasional tardy arrival to class students are expected to be in class and on time. Anyone arriving to class after attendance has been taken, will be counted as absent. Students shall not arrive to class late on days when there are invited speakers.
Students are expected to abide by the N.A.S.W. code of ethics and behave in a respectful manner to fellow students and faculty. Students behaviors may be discussed among social work faculty and the
the Social Work Program Chair. A student maybe dropped from class with a AW.F.@ if the student= s behavior is disruptive in class.