Commissions & Councils

CSWE's councils and commissions are volunteer bodies that work to advance the Council's mission of promoting quality in social work education. Visit the links below to see details on each commission and its associated councils, including a list of its members, its charge, and its annual report.

Council and commission members are appointed for 3-year terms by the chair of the CSWE Board of Directors. 

General questions about volunteering to serve on those governance groups can be directed to

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    Commission on Accreditation

    The Commission on Accreditation confers accreditation status on schools of social work and baccalaureate social work programs. Read More

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    Commission for Diversity and Social and Economic Justice

    The Commission for Diversity and Social & Economic Justice promotes in social work education inclusion, equity, social and economic justice, and the integration of knowledge of how the multiple aspects of human diversity intersect. Read More

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    Commission on Educational Policy

    The Commission on Educational Policy identifies pedagogical concerns in social work education and works with other CSWE bodies to address these issues. Read More

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    Commission on Global Education

    The Commission on Global Social Work Education works to further CSWE's global and international agenda, and maintain relationships with other international organizations, including the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW), to promote international programs and projects and to develop the international dimension of the social work curricula. Read More

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    Commission on Membership and Professional Development

    This Commission on Membership and Professional Development (CMPD) supports the goals and mission of CSWE through coordinating the Annual Program Meeting, designing continuing education activities, managing publications, and developing a leadership institute to strengthen the delivery of social work education by classroom and field. Read More

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    Commission on Research

    The Commission on Research engages in a range of initiatives that enrich the interface of social work education and research, including helping to establish key research priorities for CSWE, to build databases to support knowledge building around social work education, to promote excellence in research curricula, and to advocate for research-supported policies, practices, and programs within CSWE. Read More