About CSWE's Institutional Research Department
The CSWE organizational mission includes the charge to advocate for social work education and research. CSWE works toward that mission through the Research Agenda (PDF), which outlines the need for research to inform policy and practice for CSWE staff, Board of Directors, and the volunteer commissions and councils, and to serve the needs of CSWE member programs—their deans, directors, faculty members, and students.
CSWE conducts research through surveys, the annual census of social work programs, and quality assurance measures for the Commission on Accreditation. The research capacity is further augmented through the CSWE Scholars Program, which funds research projects in areas of need. Descriptions of the ongoing research efforts and reports on the results are available in this section.
FEATURED: Advanced Military Social Work Practice Guidelines
Increase specialization, certification, and other curricular offerings at your social work program to address military cultural awareness and service-related disorders. Or as a practitioner, learn what specialized knowledge and skills can help you better serve military personnel, veterans, and their families, as well as noncombatant uniformed service members. CSWE Institutional Research has just produced a guide to Advanced Social Work Practice in Military Social Work (PDF). It directly addresses each of the 10 competencies that compose social work practice at the generalist practice level in the 2008 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards. Read our press release or the guidelines (PDF) for more information.