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Candidacy – 2008 EPAS

This page contains information for programs starting the candidacy application process prior to January 2016 that will use the 2008 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS).

Programs that started the candidacy application process after January 31, 2016, will use the 2015 EPAS.

2008 EPAS

The CSWE EPAS describes four features of an integrated curriculum design: (1) program mission and goals, (2) explicit curriculum, (3) implicit curriculum, and (4) assessment.

Benchmark Grid (2008 EPAS)

The Benchmark Grid identifies which standards are covered at which stage of the candidacy process.

Timetable for Candidacy - February Agenda (2008 EPAS)

Contains the candidacy through initial accreditation deadlines for social work programs on the February agenda of the Commission on Accreditation.

Timetable for Candidacy - June Agenda (2008 EPAS)

Contains the candidacy through initial accreditation deadlines for social work programs on the June agenda of the Commission on Accreditation.

Timetable for Candidacy - October Agenda (2008 EPAS)

Contains the candidacy through initial accreditation deadlines for social work programs on the October agenda of the Commission on Accreditation.

Candidacy Fees and Related Expenses (2008 EPAS)

This provides a list of fees and related expenses involved in the candidacy process.

Compliance, Concern, and Noncompliance Statements (2008 EPAS)

A guide to consistent and complete reviews of a program's candidacy or reaffirmation of accreditation using the 2008 EPAS. Statements of compliance, concern, and noncompliance are provided for each Accreditation Standard and related Educational Policies.

Benchmark II Review Brief (2008 EPAS)

The Benchmark II Review Brief is a tool used by the Commission on Accreditation reader to report his or her evaluation of the program at Commissioner Visit II under the 2008 EPAS. Please use this review brief if you are on the 3-year candidacy schedule.

Authorization of Program Review Form (2015 or 2008 EPAS)

Form used by the president of the social work program's institution to authorize a review of the social work degree program to be conducted by the Commission on Accreditation of the Council on Social Work Education.

Candidacy Eligibility Application (2015 or 2008 EPAS)

Baccalaureate or master's social work program eligibility application for initial accreditation.

Initial Accreditation Eligibility Application (Baccalaureate; 2015 or 2008 EPAS)

Baccalaureate social work program eligibility application for initial accreditation.

Initial Accreditation Eligibility Application (Master's; 2015 or 2008 EPAS)

Master's social work program eligibility application for initial accreditation.

Initial Accreditation Review Brief (2008 EPAS)

This file is to be used by programs being reviewed for initial accreditation.

Faculty Data Form (2015 or 2008 EPAS)

This form provides formatting recommendations for CVs to be included in the self-study.

Faculty Summary Form (2008 EPAS)

This form is used for providing a summary of all faculty members teaching in the program in the current academic year.

Librarian's Report Form (2008 EPAS)

This report is used to evaluate the program's compliance with Accreditation Standard 3.5.4 during its reaffirmation of accreditation using the 2008 EPAS.

Program Expense Budget Form (2008 EPAS)

This form is used to evaluate a program's compliance with Accreditation Standard 3.5.1 during its review for reaffirmation of accreditation using the 2008 EPAS.

Assessment Reporting Form - Baccalaureate (2008 EPAS)

This is the format you should use for reporting student learning outcomes on your departmental Web pages for baccalaureate programs.

Assessment Reporting Form - Master's (2008 EPAS)

This is the format you should use for reporting student learning outcomes on your departmental Web pages for master's programs.