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November 24, 2014

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BSW Curriculum, Practicum, Admissions and Student Affairs Committee Terms of Reference



Composition:

The Committee will consist of three full-time faculty members; three BSW students (ensuring representation from the four year and advanced standing programs); the Dean of the Faculty of Social Work, ex officio; the Laurier Brantford BSW Coordinator of Practicum; the FSW Coordinator of Practicum, ex officio; two practicum instructors; one part-time (CAS) faculty; one AFS Faculty Member; and the Associate Dean: BSW Program.

Chairperson:

The chairing of the committee will alternate between the Associate Dean: BSW Program and the BSW Coordinator: Practicum.

Secretary:

An Administrative Assistant assigned to assist the BSW Coordinator: Practicum or an Administrative Assistant assigned to work with the BSW Associate Dean.

Voting:

All committee members, except for the chair, will have one vote. Decisions will be based on a simple majority vote. The chair will vote only to break a tie vote. Voting will follow Senate procedures including the use of phone and/or video linkages.

Functions:

1. BSW Curriculum:

(a) To act in an advisory capacity to the Dean in regard to the interpretation of approved academic regulations and procedures for the BSW program.

(b) To make recommendations to the FSW Divisional Council concerning any needed improvements in the academic regulations and procedures for the BSW program.

(c) To review and evaluate the objectives, structure and content of the full-time and part-time BSW curricula and to make recommendations to the FSW Divisional Council for needed improvements.

(d) To receive, review and evaluate recommendations pertaining to the BSW curriculum from faculty members, students, field instructors, CAS, indigenous/aboriginal members, and persons in administrative positions.

(e) To advise the FSW Professional Development Coordinator about continuing education policies, procedures, and programs.

2. BSW Admissions Policy:

(a) To review the admissions policies of the BSW program of the Faculty of Social Work and to make recommendations to the FSW Divisional Council for any needed changes.

(b) To review annually the BSW admissions procedures and to make recommendations to the FSW Divisional Council.

(c) To serve in an advisory capacity to the Undergraduate Admissions department on the interpretation of policy, or any other relevant matters for the BSW program.

3. Student Affairs:

(a) To serve as an Advisory Committee to the Dean as required when issues concerning BSW scholarships and awards arise for which the Dean wishes to seek advice.

(b) To deal with any collective BSW student issues that may arise.

4. BSW Practicum:

(a) To make recommendations to FSW Divisional Council regarding existing BSW Practicum policies.

(b) To advise the BSW Practicum Coordinator regarding practicum procedures and programs.

(c) To receive, review and evaluate recommendations pertaining to the BSW practicum from faculty members, students, field instructors, CAS, indigenous/aboriginal members, and persons in administrative positions.

5. Annual Report: To submit an annual report on the work of the committee to the FSW Divisional Council.

Note: It is understood that in order to facilitate the work of this committee, task forces will be utilized to review or formulate specific proposals or to study problems brought to the attention of the Committee. Non-members, including practicum instructors and students, will be eligible to serve on such task forces. When the work of the task force has been completed (or if the work cannot be completed) a report will be submitted to the Committee and the task force will dissolve automatically.