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24
Dec

Are You A Social Work Professor Or Academic ?

By Rachel L. West
The Political Social Worker

Just a quick note.  Online MSW Programs is working on compiling a list of social work professors and academics that use Twitter.  You can find the list here.  The page also includes information about how to add your name to the list.

Posted by Rachel L. West

In addition to being the founder of The Political Social Worker blog, I am a consultant. My consulting practice offers advocacy and community outreach solutions to nonprofits, social good organizations, and private practitioners. Additionally, I offer career coaching to macro social work students and professionals.

One comment

  1. I too am involved as a community developer. My comments are not for every social worker, in every region, but I find that social workers don’t treat our work with business savvy as we are trained to do so. We have to treat community outreach, as attracting constituents to our line of work. For example, there are so many many wonderful programs that those in need don’t learn about. I have developed informational dissemination projects for several special populations, but the lack of partnership with those in the provider community makes it tough for successful dissemination. However, I remain committed and I truly believe that social workers are the very best profession to work with those who are neglected by society.
    Online programs should ensure that they find innovative ways to allow students to learn about the nuances of their own communities. The practicum, service learning, experiential training points within the student’s own community is what is going to help online programs be influential in the social work socialization process. If this portion of the program doesn’t help the student to study his/her own environment, and apply the science of our work, then the presence of online programs is for naught.

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