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CSWE Compass

Introducing CSWE Compass, Your New Monthly Newsletter!

Welcome to CSWE’s new monthly newsletter, CSWE Compass: Navigating Social Work Education & Advocacy!
Since 2012 CSWE’s Full Circle has focused primarily on CSWE activities. The redesigned newsletter, Compass, provides not only that news but also expands to incorporate our advocacy and public policy newsletter, Public Policy Monthly Review, and more news about CSWE’s councils and commissions, the Grand Challenges, and our upcoming Annual Program Meeting.
Compass has a more reader-friendly format with a cleaner design. The content is organized into concise headlines with a hyperlinked table of contents, so you can quickly scan the stories and click through to whatever interests you most. CSWE Compass provides resources and opportunities you can access easily and use to enhance your teaching, your career, and your profession.
If you have CSWE or social work education-related content you’d like to share, we encourage your contributions! Please visit the Submission Guidelines to learn about the different types of content we accept, how content needs to be formatted and submitted, and the content deadlines.
We hope you will enjoy CSWE Compass and find it useful in your professional and scholarly work.


Compass Submission Guidelines

General Submission Guidelines

  • CSWE reserves the right to edit or decide not to publish any item.
  • CSWE does not upload documents from external parties to its website; rather, a URL link is required.
  • Headers must be seven words or fewer.Items consist of a one-sentence lead followed by another sentence that includes a URL link to a source that provides further information. CSWE Compass is a navigational tool for readers; actual content is on the CSWE website and social work education-related websites.

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Guidelines for CSWE Program Spotlight Section

The CSWE Program Spotlight features active Program Members exclusively. Section submissions should consist of a header, two sentences that summarize the program’s accomplishment (appointment, grant receipt, research activities, awards, etc.), and a URL link to the full story.

Please note that activation of CSWE membership could take up to 7 business days.

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Guidelines for Resources Section

CSWE objectively lists books, journals, e-resources, or other materials related to social work or higher education that could serve as resources for its members. CSWE does not promote sales or coupons for products.

This section's submissions should consist of a header, two sentences that provide an overview of the resource, and a URL link for further information. Any testimonials should be featured on the URL provided rather than in the submission itself.

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Guidelines for Opportunities for Members Section

CSWE regularly features funding opportunities, calls for proposals, seminars/courses, and other professional development opportunities relevant to its members through the Opportunities for Members section. Submissions should consist of a header and two sentences with a linking URL, and should list the following:

  • The type of opportunity (for example, grant, fellowship, call for conference proposals)
  • The individuals or institutions eligible for the opportunity (for example, researchers, students, schools/colleges/departments of social work)
  • The deadlines or general requirements that could determine member interest
  • A URL for further information.

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2020 Content Deadlines

*CSWE Compass is scheduled for release the 4th Thursday of every month. November and December 2020 are scheduled for the 3rd Thursday. 
Content Due: January 14
Distributed: January 23 

Content Due: February 18
Distributed: February 27

Content Due: March 17
Distributed: March 26 

Content Due: April 14
Distributed: April 23

Content Due: May 19
Distributed: May 28

Content Due: June 16
Distributed: June 25

Content Due: July 14
Distributed: July 23 

Content Due: August 18
Distributed: August 27

Content Due: September 15
Distributed: September 24

Content Due: October 13
Distributed: October 22

* November  
Content Due: November 10
Distributed: November 19

* December  
Content Due: December 8
Distributed: December 17