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  • Denise Gammonley, PhD Assistant Professor School of Social Work Strategic Campus Partnerships to Build a Sustainable International Social Work Program
    • Goals:
      • Develop aging-rich field practicum sites
      • Recruit increasing numbers and diversity of geriatric specialist MSW students
    • Key Program Components
      • 1. University-Community Partnership
      • 2. Competency-Driven Field Education
      • 3. Integrated Field Education Across Multiple Programs, Populations and Interventions
      • 4. Expanded Field Instructor Role
      • 5. Focused Recruitment for Geriatric Social Work
    Who are the decision-makers? What are their priorities?
  • Who are your major allies?
    • Multiple roles and levels of involvement available for agencies & field instructors
      • Program support & guidance
      • Hosting internships
      • Providing seminars and colloquia
      • Funding student stipends
      • ???
    • Help
    • In the 21 st century all professional social work is “international”.
    • The global context of the profession.
    • integrate social and economic justice content grounded in an understanding of distributive justice, human and civil rights, and the global interconnections of oppression
    • CSWE EPAS,
    • Revised 2004
    • an increased understanding of the complexities and human costs and benefits of a globalized and interdependent world with rapidly changing social, technological, and economic systems.
    • (Rotabi, Gammonley, Gamble & Weil, 2007)
    Share your values and priorities with prospective partners What should we try to achieve in conducting international social work?
  • Think globally, act locally…
    • < 5 students per year– but great ones!
    • Mainly generalist placements
    • Assumption that placements with the elderly are only in nursing homes
    • Available placements going unfilled because of lack of interested students
  • One partnership effort: Social Work, Modern Languages, Film & Digital Media
    • Real time and asynchronous collaborative classroom engagement using interactive technologies.
      • Wiki’s
      • Webconferencing
      • WebCT
    • Implementation challenges
      • Coordination with international partners.
      • Technology difficulties
    The Global Classroom Project
    • Mentorship
    • Stipends
    • Recent program graduates
    • Aging network
    • Undergraduates considering entrance into Advanced Standing
    • Brochures and media
    Engaging colleagues abroad
    • Align your efforts with strategic initiatives
    • Curriculum infusion
    • Social experiences to promote cross-cultural understanding.
    • Promote international programs and partnerships that advance or complement academic strengths
    • Be aware of partnership agreement guidelines
      • General cooperation
      • Reciprocal student exchange
      • Study abroad site approval
      • Research
      • Faculty exchange & collaboration
    University of Costa Rica— SEDE Pacifico in Puntarenas
    • Limit efforts to one or two key areas and carefully time initiatives.
    • Use assessment as a strategy to heighten awareness.
    • Find roles for faculty without background or interest in social work activities abroad.
      • Review data for curriculum analysis
      • Select important competencies for student learning outcomes
      • Help set outcome-based goals for study abroad; faculty exchange; external funding for international activities; field education abroad.
    Engaging faculty at home: ISW as a faculty owned process
    • Identify agency &
    • Get the grant
    Develop some useful products…
    • A glossary of international social work terminology to promote use of a common language about internationalization.
    • Unifying frameworks for:
      • Study abroad
      • Directed Individual Study Abroad
    • Web site with resources for students, researchers, and practitioners on Spanish language translation & interpretation resources, Hispanic health, local community groups representing targeted Hispanic immigrant populations in the service area.
    • Role play scenarios representing targeted immigrant groups.
    • Get the grant
    Some ideas for sustaining curriculum infusion efforts Adapted from: Hooyman, N.R. (2006). Achieving curricular and organizational change. Alexandria, VA: CSWE