2.2.4. Use of Aggregate Data for Research Purposes

CSWE staff use accreditation program materials (e.g., self-studies, benchmarks, substantive change documents) data for purposes of quality assurance for the Commission on Accreditation (COA), research related to social work education, and in preparing information for the revision of CSWE’s Educational Policies and Accreditation Standards (EPAS). Data are reported in aggregate form only and programs are not individually identifiable. Such research may significantly improve our understanding of the current state of social work education, and we thank programs in advance for their contribution. There will be no repercussions on program accreditation status as a result of CSWE using aggregate accreditation program materials for research purposes.