CSWE re-appoints social work professor to Commission on Educational Policy board




 School of Social Work Faculty (Charles A. Smith/University Communications)Dr. Brian Anderson, professor for the School of Social Work has been re-appointed to serve on the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Educational Policy board.

“It is truly an honor and privilege to have been re-appointed to such an esteemed and diverse group of academicians from all geographic areas in the United States,” says Anderson. “My primary role is to collaboratively review CSWE programs related to educational policy and planning, engage on identified pedagogical concerns in social work education, and occasionally provide curriculum policy statements to formulate the organization’s accreditation standards.”

This appointment will afford Anderson with the opportunity to be directly involved with the development of the 2022 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards. The next phase of CSWE accredited programs within the School of Social Work will require these standards.

The CSWE is the national association representing social work education in the United States. Through its many initiatives, activities, and centers, CSWE supports quality social work education and provides opportunities for leadership and professional development, so that social workers play a central role in achieving the profession’s goals of social and economic justice. It is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as the sole accrediting agency for social work education in the United States.

Members of the COEP are expected to have significant years of experience in the academy and knowledge of the CSWE affirmation process and a trained site visitor. The majority of COEP are administrators in various social work departments throughout the U.S.