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Social Work Global Strategy: Vision 2030

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Strategy 1: Education for Global Citizenship

Integrate education abroad into the curriculum; expand global learning options for students that utilize cutting-edge technologies

  1. Action 1: Enrich the curriculum to provide transformative learning experiences that will prepare culturally competent practitioners.
  2. Action 2: Expand on the current short-term, faculty-led abroad course model, to include other destinations besides Athens, Greece, as well as to diversify the marginalized populations served.
  3. Action 3: Provide equitable and inclusive access to education abroad; diversify technological access to global learning.

Strategy 2: Engagement for Impact in the Global South

Enhance relationships in Africa and Latin America and lower-income countries.

  1. Action 1: Position our faculty and staff to be leaders in innovative scholarship to address critical global challenges.
  2. Action 2: Expand digital learning to offer social work academic programs and other offerings to global audiences.
  3. Action 3: Prioritize equitable, inclusive, and sustainable initiatives to support local communities abroad.
  4. Action 4: Outreach to donors in support of international programming enhancement in the Global South.

Strategy 3: Leadership for Innovative Partnership & Development

Identify and invest in partnership opportunities that expand existing networks

  1. Action 1: Develop mutually beneficial strategic partnerships with institutions in the Global South.
  2. Action 2: Institute a global communication strategy to raise awareness about our school’s profile for international audiences.
  3. Action 3: Keep an updated clearinghouse of our school’s global engagement activities to raise awareness and contribute to the university’s global strategic plan.

Strategy 4: Education for Inclusive Excellence

Identify key collaborations and methods to achieve inclusive excellence.

  1. Action 1: Strengthen integration of international students and scholars into the cultural and academic life of the school.
  2. Action 2: Expand international internship programming by incorporating student-driven models and adding new countries and communities beyond current destinations.
  3. Action 3: Expand international internship programming to include BSW’s.
  4. Action 4: Solidify human resource support for the Field Education Office to develop and prioritize international internships in the U.S. and internationally.
  5. Action 5: Devise a comprehensive international enrollment management strategy to diversify the school’s student body.
  6. Action 6: Implement a competitive funding model to support global accessibility to the school’s academic programs. Catalyze this model with digital innovation
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