Graduate Student Organization is responsible for nominating and appointing students to serve on various school-wide committees. Students have the opportunity to participate in all but a few of the School’s standing committees. These committees are responsible for policy development, student affairs, etc. The school-wide committees are:
Educational Policy Committee (EPC)
The Educational Policy Committee serves as the school-wide curriculum committee. It is responsible for all curriculum policy recommendations that are submitted to the faculty as a whole. The EPC also has responsibility for evaluating all educational policies, including policies related to advisement, retention, and graduation of students. New programs or other curriculum initiatives, including new courses, are reviewed by this committee. Committee membership consists of representation from all curriculum units and two students (at least one present at each meeting). The committee meets once per month, typically on the third Monday, and it may meet additional times as needed. Students serve one-year terms and are eligible for reappointment.
Educational Review Committee (ERC)
The Educational Review Committee is responsible for the professional gatekeeping function of the school. It makes recommendations to the Dean’s Office regarding administrative actions that pertain to the student’s standing in the MSW program. It has dispositional and consultative authority to review students in academic difficulty or charged with academic or non-academic misconduct in accordance with the School and University’s policies. The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs acts as chairperson or convener of this Committee. Committee membership consists of four faculty members, the Director of Field Education, and two student representatives (at least one present at each meeting). The Committee meets once per month, typically on the fourth Monday, and it may meet additional times as needed. Students serve one-year terms and are eligible for reappointment.
Field Education Advisory Committee
The Field Education Advisory Committee considers practicum issues as they impact agencies, students, and the School, and it serves as an important vehicle for reflecting the professional community’s outlook on the field education experience. Committee membership consists of 16 people, including two student representatives. The Committee meets once per semester, typically on Fridays from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. Students serve one-year terms and are eligible for reappointment.
International Center Advisory Committee
The International Center Advisory Committee provides advice and support to the Center for International Social Work Studies and oversees the International Issues Focused Area of Study. The Committee is made up of faculty and two students. It meets three times per semester, typically on Mondays. Students serve one-year terms and are eligible for reappointment.
School of Social Work Alumni Association Board of Directors
The Alumni Association Board of Directors serves to promote the welfare and excellence of the School and to foster mutually supportive relationships with alumni, faculty, students, and the community-at-large. The Board is made up of alumni and one student representative. The Board meets on the third Monday of every month from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. during the academic year. Students serve one-year terms and are eligible for reappointment.