The attached policy statement relates to social work student professional behavior. It is established to meet CSWE requirements accreditation standards and the Ball State University senate bylaws:

Beginning Spring semester, 2012, social work students at BSU will be expected to adhere to the following policy, NASW Code of Ethics and Cultural Competence standards both in the classroom and in the field practicum and related experiential learning.

In professional programs such as social work, professional and scholastic performance comprises academic standards.  This policy is intended to provide guidelines that will enhance the Department’s ability to identify behaviors that suggest that a student may require assistance in order to meet current standards of professional social work practice or address behavior inappropriate for social work practice.

This policy is an attempt to balance the commitment of the Department of Social Work (the Department) at Ball State University to support and assist students in preparation for social work roles in which they will have responsibility for, and can directly impact, vulnerable or disadvantaged individuals, families, organizations, and communities.

Please click on link below for complete Academic Performance Review Policy.