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

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