BSW Edmonton Handbook - Faculty of Social Work - University

BSW Edmonton Handbook - Faculty of Social Work - University
Faculty of Social Work                            Phone: 780-492-3888
Central & Northern Alberta Region                   Fax: 780-492-5774
3-250, 10230 Jasper Avenue                            Monday to Friday
Edmonton, AB                         8:30am - 12:15pm & 1:15 - 4:30pm
T5J 4P6



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  Revised July, 2017
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  Table of Contents
  WELCOME TO THE FACULTY OF SOCIAL WORK! ...................................................................... 4
        Messages from the Dean, Associate Dean, and Student Advisor
  THE FACULTY OF SOCIAL WORK ............................................................................................. 5
        The Faculty’s Vision and Mission; the Central and Northern Alberta Region; Organization of the FSW and CNAR
  CNAR ‘CAMPUS’ DESCRIPTION ............................................................................................... 8
        Building Access; Faculty, Staff, and Research Assistant Office Spaces; Classrooms; Cultural Room; Computer Lab;
        Group Work Room; Student Lounge; Lockers; Photocopying
  ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT ENTERPRISE SQUARE ..................................................... 9
        Public Transit; Bike Racks; Parking; Postings; Emergency Phone System
  BSW EDMONTON PROGRAM DESCRIPTION ........................................................................... 11
        University Transfer Program; Post-Diploma Program
  POST-DIPLOMA PROGRAM: SOCIAL WORK OPTIONS & NON-SOCIAL WORK COURSES .......... 14
        Social Work Options for Post-Diploma Students; Non-Social Work Courses for Post-Diploma Students; Requesting a
        Letter of Permission Online
  PRACTICUM INFORMATION FOR BSW STUDENTS ................................................................. 18

  ESSENTIAL ONLINE UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY TOOLS AND SERVICES ................................. 19
        UofC IT Account; eID Account; myUofC Portal; Student Centre; Degree Navigator; Desire2Learn; Adobe Connect;
        Student E-mail Listservs; UofC Library Access; AirUC Wireless (Secure); Eduroam Wireless Network
  STUDENT SUPPORTS & RESOURCES THROUGH THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA ..................... 21
        Library Access; Textbooks at the UofA bookstore; Learning Resources; Career and Placement Services (CaPS);
        Safewalk; Sexual Assault Centre; Peer Support Centre; Map of the University of Alberta; Key Locations at the
        University of Alberta
  STUDENT SUPPORTS & RESOURCES THROUGH THE UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY ...................... 24
        Health and Dental Plans; Enrolment Services; Student Accessibility Services; Career Services; Writing Support
        Services; UofC International; Financial Administration; Student Awards and Financial Aid
  BSW TUITION AND FEES – FALL 2017 & WINTER 2018 ......................................................... 26
        BSW Tuition and General Fees Chart; Deadlines for Tuition and Fees; Post-Diploma Students Concurrently Registered
        at the UofA and the UofC; Health and Dental Insurance; Donation; Compulsory University of Alberta Fees
  KEY PROCESSES IN THE BSW PROGRAM ............................................................................... 28
        Paying Tuition and Fees - Options for Fee Payment; Enrollment and Course Registration; Completing Course
        Evaluations; Applying to Graduate
  FINANCIAL RESOURCES AND AWARDS FOR STUDENTS......................................................... 31
        Student Loans; Maintaining Interest-Free Status; RESPs; Student Awards; Faculty of Social Work Recognition of
        Excellence Awards; Faculty of Social Work Program Recommended Undergraduate Awards; Faculty of Social Work
        Research Awards
  WHO’S WHO? FACULTY AND STAFF IN THE CENTRAL AND NORTHERN ALBERTA REGION ...... 36
        Support Staff; Undergraduate and Graduate Advisors; Faculty Members; Professors Emeriti/ae; Adjunct Professor(s)
  ACADEMIC INTEGRITY IN THE FACULTY OF SOCIAL WORK ................................................... 39
        Writing Expectations; Research Ethics, Academic Appeals; Principles of Conduct
  ALBERTA COLLEGE OF SOCIAL WORKERS ............................................................................. 41
  COURSE WORKSHEET: UNIVERSITY TRANSFER AND AFTER DEGREE STUDENTS .................... 42
  COURSE WORKSHEET: POST-DIPLOMA STUDENTS ................................................................ 43
  IMPORTANT DATES .............................................................................................................. 45
  NOTES ................................................................................................................................ 47
  SOCIAL WORKER DECLARATION .......................................................................................... 48




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                    WELCOME TO THE FACULTY OF SOCIAL WORK!

  From the Dean – Jackie Sieppert
  Students in the Edmonton BSW program in our Central and Northern Alberta Region - welcome to
  the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Calgary! As Dean, I am very pleased that you have
  chosen to begin or continue your social work education with us. You've chosen a most rewarding
  profession, one that will create positive impact in your own life and in the lives of the individuals
  and communities we are privileged to serve. Together, we will help achieve our Faculty's vision of
  "creating social well-being and just societies" in Alberta, Canada and the world. You’ve also chosen
  to study at a university rated among the “Top 10” of the world’s young universities, and in a
  Faculty that is a social work leader nationally, and we are proud to say we graduate many of the
  country’s most insightful and skilled social workers.

  While I hope that your time at the Faculty will be academically challenging and personally
  rewarding, I would also like to encourage you to engage at a broader level. Get involved in your
  Social Work Student Association (SWSA), which includes BSW and MSW students. This student
  body is a vital source of social activism, networking, and fun! Also take the time to engage in the
  Faculty’s events and extra-curricular activities, as they will serve to both educate and connect you
  to a vibrant professional community. Finally, explore options to become student leaders – both in
  the Faculty and in our community. You can make a difference now and we challenge you to do so!

  Again, welcome to our Faculty. I wish you every success in your studies!

  Jackie Sieppert, PhD, RSW



  From the Associate Dean – Rick Enns

  Welcome to the Edmonton BSW program! This Handbook is intended to help you with the logistics
  of your program in the Faculty of Social Work. Being a student in our Edmonton location has many
  benefits, including small class sizes, familiarity with instructors and staff, and the close
  connections that develop from being part of a small student group. At the same time, there may
  be administrative "hoops" for you to jump through that wouldn't be required if you were in
  Calgary. Our staff are committed to assisting you and we count on your professionalism and
  patience as we work with you through these processes. In the Central and Northern Alberta
  Region of the faculty, we believe that "all is social work." That is, we strive to keep the
  profession's values and ethics at the forefront in all our interactions, whether that be in how
  instructors teach, how students interact in classes and with faculty and staff, or how office staff
  members address student requests. You'll find that an atmosphere of mutual respect and
  compassion builds a very positive learning environment. Thank you in advance for doing your part
  in making the Edmonton location an excellent place to be a student.

  I hope you'll read over this Handbook as soon as you can and come back to it for information as
  needed during your time with the faculty. Summaries of various aspects of the BSW program will
  help you understand what to expect and what you need to do when. All of us – faculty and staff –
  are committed to providing students with a quality experience while you receive excellent
  education in social work. Welcome, and all the best for an excellent 2017/18 academic year!

  Rick Enns, PhD, RSW




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  From the BSW & MSW Student Advisor – Nicole Dubé

  Hello and welcome to the Faculty of Social Work! As a student you can expect many rewarding
  and challenging academic experiences that will enrich your future career. My job is to help you
  through the administrative aspects of your program such as developing an academic plan,
  discussing degree requirements, course registration, letters of permission, liaising with the UofC
  main campus, and providing information about student services.

  I hope that this program challenges and rewards you and that I can help to make your transition
  to the UofC Faculty of Social Work – Central and Northern Alberta Region a smooth one!

  Nicole Dubé, BA
  E-mail: fswcnar@ucalgary.ca

                               THE FACULTY OF SOCIAL WORK

  The University of Calgary, Faculty of Social Work has been an innovator in social work education
  for almost 50 years. With more than 40 faculty members, and over 750 students at the
  undergraduate and graduate levels, the faculty is one of the largest nationally. Collectively, the
  academic faculty has an impressive range of expertise in clinical practice, family violence,
  community development, health, child welfare, practice in cultural contexts, management in social
  services, social policy, international social work and settlement, Indigenous social work, research
  methods, and other issues of concern to social workers.



  The Faculty’s Vision and Mission:

  Our vision is “creating social well-being and just societies.” Our approach to achieving this vision is
  to keep the learner at the centre of our efforts, contribute to excellence in professional social
  work, emphasize research in our curriculum, and work in cooperation with social service agencies
  in the communities where we teach. This approach is reflected in our Mission Statement; we are:
      Dedicated to promoting societies that respect human dignity and worth, meet basic human
        needs, are anti-oppressive, inclusive, and based on principles of social justice.
      Committed to learners by providing and building a knowledge base and set of skills in
        environments designed to stimulate and support a spirit of critical inquiry.
      Focused on serving as a catalyst for positive community impact through the creation and
        dissemination of knowledge and innovation.



  The Central and Northern Alberta Region (CNAR) of the FSW:

  The first class of the Edmonton Division of the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Social Work was
  held in 1974. The Division moved from its original downtown location to offices on the University
  of Alberta campus and in 1996 to the Garneau Professional building on Whyte Avenue and 111th
  Street. In 2016, we moved downtown to the historic Bay building – the University of Alberta’s
  Enterprise Square at 10230 Jasper Avenue.

  The Edmonton Division of the faculty offered the Bachelor of Social Work Degree in Edmonton
  from its inception and, in 2000, the faculty initiated the Community-based Learning Circles
  Program (then called the Access program) to provide BSW education to students in rural,
  northern, First Nations and Métis communities. Since 2004, Learning Circles Programs, from
  Red Deer north, have been administered through Edmonton. Shortly after, the Edmonton
  Division and these Learning Circles sites became the Central and Northern Alberta Region. We
  began offering the MSW program in 2007. With 25 students admitted to the Foundation
  Program (students with baccalaureates in disciplines other than social work) and about 50
  students in the Clinical Specialization Program (students with BSWs), close to 75 students


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  pursue their Master’s degrees through the Central and Northern Alberta Region. In
  collaboration with Blue Quills First Nations College, we provided a culturally-referenced MSW to
  a group of students who completed the program in 2010. In 2012 we opened the MSW
  program tailored for practice in northern Alberta. This program was offered to a cohort of
  students out of Grande Prairie Regional College and students graduated from this program in
  June 2014; and the region played a central role in the delivery of a Master of Social Work with
  a Child Welfare focus from 2015 to 2017. This program was offered in conjunction with what
  was then the Child and Family Services Division of the Ministry of Human Services to senior
  employees in the ministry. Across all programs, the faculty members and support staff in the
  Central and Northern Alberta Region of the Faculty of Social Work serve close to 300 social
  work students.



  Organization of the FSW & CNAR

  The faculty encourages student involvement in the ongoing development of our programs and
  curricula. This brief description of the faculty’s and region’s governance structures is intended
  to help students understand who is responsible for what aspects of our programs.


  Faculty Level: Faculty of Social Work (FSW)

      Dean: Overall responsibility for all aspects of the Faculty of Social Work.

      Faculty Council: All academic policy must be approved by Faculty Council. Membership
  includes FSW faculty and staff, as well as representatives from other UofC faculties and the
  community. Students have membership through the Social Work Student Association (SWSA)
  and the Graduate Student Association (GSA).

      BSW Policy Committee: This committee considers the undergraduate curriculum for all
  FSW undergraduate programs, as well as BSW student issues. Membership includes faculty
  and student representatives. SWSA generally identifies students to serve on this committee to
  represent students in the Central and Northern Alberta Region.


  Student Level: Social Work Student Association (SWSA)
  SWSA is a group of students interested in actively engaging their classmates in social work related
  activities. Any student can join at any time throughout the year. SWSA also represents students
  on faculty committees and can give voice to student concerns throughout the academic year. The
  Coordinator, Student Affairs, offers support to SWSA on behalf of the faculty.


  Regional Level: Central & Northern Alberta Region (CNAR)
      Town Hall Meetings: The main vehicle for Edmonton-based BSW students to provide
  feedback to the faculty and voice concerns is Town Halls. These meetings are held at least once
  per term and are generally informal. Notices about Town Halls are sent via the BSW student e-
  mail listserv.

  CNAR faculty and staff members participate on all governance committees of the FSW. We have
  regional meetings once per month. Sessional instructors meet with the Associate Director,
  Academic twice per term. Faculty and staff members who have administrative responsibilities at
  CNAR are as follows:

      Associate Dean (Rick Enns): Responsible for the administration of the Central and Northern
  Alberta Region and liaising with provincial FSW.

     Associate Director, Academic (Anne Marie McLaughlin): Responsible for implementing the
  BSW and MSW programs in Edmonton and coordinating programs across the region.


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       Acting Associate Director, Field Education (Leeann Hilsen): Responsible for implementing
  field placement components of the BSW and MSW Programs and coordinating field education in
  the region with programs across the faculty.

      Associate Director, Learning Circles (Gail Zuk): Responsible for implementing the Learning
  Circles BSW Programs in Central and Northern Alberta Communities outside of Edmonton.

     Coordinator, Field Education (TBD): Responsible for implementing field placement
  components of the BSW and MSW programs.
      Acting Coordinator, Student Affairs (Leeann Hilsen): Acts as the main liaison between the
  faculty and SWSA; supports activities that enhance students’ experience and ability to have input
  into program development.

      Coordinator, Research (Avery Calhoun): Develops faculty research programs and capacity;
  acts as liaison between FSW and community partners.

      Manager, Administrative Services (Karen Marshall): Oversees administrative operations in
  the regional office.

      Graduate and Undergraduate Student Advisors (Nicole Dubé & Kristen Raimundo):
  Responsible for BSW and MSW advising including assisting students with registration, student
  awards, requesting letters of permission, and referrals to other UofC and UofA departments and
  services.

      Front Office Coordinator, Field Administrator (Shari Conley): Provides reception services,
  general and technology support, and specific administrative and field education support in the
  Edmonton office. Shari also supports faculty communications with the general public and
  registered social workers across CNAR.




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                                  CNAR ‘CAMPUS’ DESCRIPTION

  Building Access
  Enterprise Square is open to the public 7 days a week and 52 weeks of the year from 6:00 a.m. to
  11:00 p.m. Monday to Friday, and 7:00 am to 9:00 pm weekends and holidays, with the exception
  of certain statutory holidays such as Christmas and New Year’s Day. A security station is located
  on the main floor and is staffed at all times. Access to the third floor is by elevator only, and is
  controlled before 7:00 a.m. and after 4:30 p.m. by card access. All students will be issued swipe
  cards that will allow third floor access by the elevator after 4:30 p.m., as well as access to
  washrooms and the classroom area on the 3rd floor (3-282 to 3-295). Students may access these
  spaces as they wish but must ensure that no doors are propped open or left ajar so as to allow
  unauthorized access into the classroom loop. In addition, the main door providing access to the
  classroom area will be unlocked between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. when classes are scheduled.
  The use of Enterprise Square and faculty space on the 3rd floor is provided to you as a student in
  the Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary. Students are responsible for the use of the swipe
  cards providing access to the building as outlined above, and may not loan or give their cards to
  anyone else for any purpose. Cards should be returned to the front office once students have
  completed their degree requirements, or if taking a leave from their studies. The loss of your card
  should be reported to Shari Conley, Front Office Coordinator, or to 780-492-3888, as soon as
  possible. A replacement fee of $10 may be charged for lost/unreturned cards. All faculty space
  and access is for student purposes only, unless permission for other purposes is provided by the
  Associate Dean, or designate. Failure to adhere to the expectations outlined here may
  constitute Student Non-Academic Misconduct (see www.ucalgary.ca/conduct/policy for
  more information).

  Faculty, Staff, and Research Assistant Office Spaces

  Faculty offices are located in 3-170 to (3-199). Assigned offices and work spaces for Research
  Assistants employed by faculty members are also located in this section. Administrative and
  Student Services staff and faculty members serving in administrative roles (i.e., Associate Dean,
  Associate Directors) have offices in 3-250 (to 3-266).
  Classrooms
  We have four classrooms, all located on the 3rd floor: these are numbered as 3-282, 3-276, 3-275,
  and 3-295. Classroom 3-282 is also equipped to allow for smudging and other ceremonial
  functions. All classrooms are equipped with audio-visual equipment. Please ensure that you are
  familiar with the equipment prior to using it for a class presentation. The computers in classrooms
  are PCs and cables to connect PC laptops are available. Unfortunately, Mac users need to ensure
  PC compatibility or provide adapters necessary to connect their laptops to the projectors.
  Cultural Room
  In addition to 3-282, room 3-278 has been designed to allow for smudging and other ceremonial
  functions. This space has been set up for individual use, or for small groups, and is available to all
  students for smudging, daily prayers, and as a quiet space.
  Computer Lab
  The computer lab is located in 3-289. There are 6 fixed work stations with desktop computers
  provided, and two tables to accommodate individual or small group work. For security purposes,
  all files stored on the fixed computers are automatically deleted overnight; students are
  responsible to ensure that they have saved all work on personal devices. A copy of the current
  APA Style Manual is kept in the computer lab.


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  Group Work Room
  The Group Work room is located in 3-288, adjacent to the Student Lounge and Computer Lab. This
  area is open for use at all times, and students are also welcome to meet in classroom space when
  classes are not in session, and if no other functions have been booked.
  Student Lounge
  The Student Lounge is located in 3-290. The Lounge is equipped with seating, charging stations,
  and monitors that serve as electronic bulletin boards. A small kitchen with fridge, microwave and
  dishwasher is also provided and students are responsible for keeping this area clean.
  Lockers
  There are 18 lockers in the student lounge intended for daily use by students. To lock the door:
      1. Press the button with the letter ‘C’ at the bottom left-hand side of the keypad.
      2. Enter any 4-digit combination.
      3. Press the button with the picture of a lock on the bottom right-hand side of the keypad.
  Follow the same sequence to unlock the door. Once unlocked, the combination selected above is
  erased and the locker is ready to be used by another student.
  Photocopying

  Printing and photocopying facilities are available to students; the photocopier is located in the
  Student Lounge, room 3-290. Please see Shari Conley in the reception area (3-250) to set up an
  account for this service. The minimum amount you can place on your photocopying account is
  $10.00, which must be paid by cash. Any balance will be carried forward from one term to the
  next. Unfortunately, there are no refunds on balances remaining at the end of students’ final
  terms.



            ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT ENTERPRISE SQUARE

  Public Transit
  Enterprise Square is located in the heart of downtown at Jasper Avenue, between 102 nd and 103rd
  Streets with some of the best public transit service in the city. Bus stops are located along Jasper
  Avenue in close proximity to the building, and Edmonton’s LRT train stops under the building at
  the Bay Enterprise Square Station – with direct access to the building from the station. You can
  access transit information at www.takeets.com.
  Bike Racks
  Currently, Enterprise Square does not accommodate bicycle parking. Bike racks have been
  installed along 102 Street. Manulife offers free bicycle parking in their publicly accessible parkade
  (access from 102 Street). Additional underground bicycle parking is available at the YMCA
  (Standard Life Parking). To access either parkade, you must use the parkade entrance ramp.
  Parkade attendants are on-site and can guide you to the bicycle racks.
  Parking
  There is no public parking available at Enterprise Square, but there are a number of paid, public
  parking lots in close proximity. You can view a map of these lots at
  www.enterprisesquare.ualberta.ca.




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  Postings
  The building has three common area bulletin boards that can be used by staff and students.
  Postings may be brought to Shari at the front office. All postings will be date stamped and
  removed after a period of two weeks. There is also a bulletin board in the Student Lounge which
  can be used by students and does not require approval.
  Emergency Phone (Blue phone) System
  A Blue phone system is installed at Enterprise Square in various locations. Simply press the call
  button and the system will connect you to the security officer on duty. You will be able to
  communicate with the security officer and the system will also identify your location in the event
  that you cannot speak.
  Security and Life Safety is on-duty 24 hours and can be reached at 780-428-1541.




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                         BSW EDMONTON - PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

  University Transfer Program
  Students who enter the BSW program in Fall 2017 with a minimum of 20 transferable university level courses
  take the equivalent of 20 social work courses to complete their degrees. The curriculum is organized to focus
  on knowledge and skill development in Year 3, and on applications to practice in Year 4. During Year 3,
  courses are scheduled in 3-hour blocks, Monday through Friday. In Year 4, the fall practicum is scheduled
  weekly from Tuesday to Thursday inclusive, and the winter practicum is scheduled from Tuesday to Friday
  inclusive. The integrative seminar that accompanies each practica is held on Mondays. All students must
  arrange their schedule in order to be available for practicum and seminar during the Fall and Winter term of
  year 4 as described (see Practicum Information for BSW Students in the handbook for more information).

             Year Three

             Fall semester
             SOWK   355:   Research in Context*
             SOWK   361:   Professional Use of Self*
             SOWK   365:   Critical Approaches to Social Work Practice*
             SOWK   391:   Practice and Evaluation with Individuals
             SOWK   399:   Practice and Evaluation with Organizations
             Winter semester
             SOWK 363: Human Development and Environments*
             SOWK 393: Practice and Evaluation with Families
             SOWK 395: Practice and Evaluation with Groups
             SOWK 397: Practice and Evaluation with Communities
             SOWK 383: Social Policy and Social Justice
             Spring/Summer semester:
             SOWK 500-level Social Work option**
             We recommend that students take no more than 2 500-level Social Work options in
             Spring and Summer due to the intensity and heavy workload of the courses.
             Year Four

             Fall semester:
             SOWK 371: Social Work and Diversity*
             SOWK 500-level Social Work option**
             SOWK 410: Practicum I (300 hours; 6 credits)
             SOWK 411: Integrative Seminar I

             Winter semester:
             SOWK 412: Practicum II (400 hours; 6 credits)
             SOWK 413: Integrative Seminar II*
             SOWK 500-level Social Work option**
            *Denotes courses taken with students in the post-diploma program, as are all SOWK
            options and the senior practicum and seminar.
            **University Transfer students need a total of 3 500-level Social Work options. Social
            work options can be taken during the school year or in spring/summer sessions. We
            recommend that students take no more than 2 500-level Social Work options in Spring
            and Summer due to the intensity and heavy workload of the courses. Spring and
            Summer courses can be completed in a variety of locations across Alberta including
            Edmonton, Calgary, Lethbridge and Red Deer. Students are responsible for travel and
            accommodation costs.




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  Post-Diploma Program
  Students with a social work diploma from an Alberta institution with which the Faculty of Social Work has an
  agreement will receive credit for two full years toward the BSW degree and are admitted into the third year of
  the four-year BSW program. Post-diploma students take 20 half-course equivalencies to complete the degree.
  Of the 20, either 11 or 12 are within the Faculty of Social Work and either 8 or 9 are general education (non-
  social work) courses taken outside the faculty. We recommend that post-diploma students take 3 social work
  courses (either required courses or electives) in each of the Fall and Winter terms, for a total of 12 social work
  courses, in order to maintain full-time status with the University of Calgary. Non-social work electives can be
  added to these terms and to the Spring and Summer terms between years 3 and 4. Full-time standing with the
  University of Calgary is necessary in order to be eligible for health and dental benefits, and student funding
  and scholarships.

  The senior practicum is scheduled weekly from Tuesday to Friday inclusive in the Winter semester of year 4.
  The integrative seminar that accompanies the practicum is held on Monday afternoons. All students must
  arrange their schedule in order to be available for practicum and seminar during the Winter term of year 4 as
  described (see Practicum Information for BSW Students in the handbook for more information).

             Year Three

             Fall semester

                SOWK 355: Research in Context*
                SOWK 361: Professional Use of Self*
                SOWK 365: Critical Approaches to Social Work Practice*
                Non-SOWK course taken externally**
                Non-SOWK course taken externally**

             Winter semester

                SOWK 363: Human Development and Environments*
                SOWK 500-level Social Work option**
                SOWK 500-level Social Work option**
                Non-SOWK course taken externally**
                Non-SOWK course taken externally**

             Spring/Summer semester

                Non-SOWK course taken externally**
                Non-SOWK course taken externally**

             Year Four

             Fall semester

                SOWK 371: Social Work and Diversity*
                SOWK 500-level Social Work option**
                SOWK 500-level Social Work option**
                Non-SOWK course taken externally**
                Non-SOWK course taken externally**

             Winter semester

                SOWK 412: Practicum II(400 hours; 6 credits)
                SOWK 413: Integrative Seminar II*

             *Denotes courses taken with students in the university transfer program, as are all
             SOWK options and the senior practicum and seminar.
             **Post-diploma students need to complete 3 or 4 500-level social work electives and
             either 8 or 9 non-social work options at the junior or senior level, for a total of 12
             electives. Courses are sequenced so that post-diploma students who complete 8 general
             education (non-social work) courses and 12 social work courses (including 4 social work
             electives) can plan to take 3 social work courses in the Fall and Winter semesters over


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          both years, in order to be registered as full-time students with the University of Calgary
          in each of these semesters. Full-time standing with the University of Calgary is necessary
          in order to be eligible for health and dental benefits, and student funding and
          scholarships. Non-social work electives can still be taken in the Fall and Winter terms, as
          well as the Spring/Summer session between the two years of study.




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             POST-DIPLOMA PROGRAM: SOCIAL WORK OPTIONS AND
                        NON-SOCIAL WORK COURSES
  Across Canada, the BSW degree is comprised of approximately half non-social work and half social
  work courses. This is based on the belief that social workers credentialed with an undergraduate
  degree should have a combination of professionally oriented and general studies (liberal arts,
  sciences, etc.) courses.

  Because post-diploma students have already completed course work and field education in social
  work, their BSW program includes a considerable number of non-social work courses. Post-
  diploma students in the Edmonton BSW program generally take these courses at institutions other
  than the University of Calgary. Unfortunately, the process of taking the non-social work courses
  required for the BSW involves hoops. The faculty and staff in Edmonton and Calgary are
  committed to supporting post-diploma students as they explore and register in courses offered by
  other institutions. Post-diploma students may take non-social work courses at either the junior or
  senior level. Below is some information that might be helpful as you plan your BSW course work.

  Social Work Options for Post-Diploma Students

  For post-diploma BSW students, either 3 or 4 500-level social work options are required. The
  faculty recommends completing 2 500-level social work options in the Winter semester of year
  three, and 2 in the Fall semester of year four, in order to maintain full-time status. Social work
  option courses can be completed in a variety of locations across Alberta including Edmonton,
  Calgary, and Lethbridge. Students are responsible for travel and accommodation costs.

  Non-Social Work Courses for Post-Diploma Students

  For post-diploma BSW students, either 8 or 9 non-social work courses at the junior or
  senior level are required for the degree (please see explanation included in the table of courses
  on pages 12 and 13). We recommend that post-diploma students take 8 non-social work
  courses and 12 social work courses (8 core and 4 elective courses) and that the social work
  courses be distributed equally over the Fall and Winter terms, for a total of 3 social work courses
  for each Fall and Winter term. Students are required to take 3 courses from the University of
  Calgary in the Fall and Winter terms in order to be classified as full-time students at the University
  and full-time status is required in order to be eligible for services through the health and dental
  plans offered by the University, and for some student funding, bursaries and scholarships.

  Non-social work requirements can be completed face-to-face and online at the University of
  Calgary or any other post-secondary institution in Canada offering online or face-to-face courses
  for university credit. In Edmonton, courses may be taken on campus at the University of Alberta,
  Concordia University of Edmonton, and MacEwan University (options explained in more detail
  below); or online at Athabasca University. Courses must be transferable to the University of
  Calgary (students are responsible to ensure no duplicate or cross-listed courses are
  taken).

  There are no specific courses that you are required to take, but students usually choose to build
  upon the courses they have taken in their diploma to satisfy course pre-requisites. It is
  recommended that students complete courses in the “human services” field (e.g., women’s
  studies, First Nation studies, psychology, anthropology, sociology, etc.). Please note that you
  cannot have been given credit for these courses in your social work diploma.




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  Once you have identified a non-social work course that you want to take, follow these steps to
  confirm its eligibility for transfer to the program:

  1. Check if the course has been designated as transferable to the University of Calgary:

  Use the Alberta Transfer Guide to check the transferability of any course you hope to take. You
  can do this online by going to www.transferalberta.ca. Scroll down and select 'Transfer Alberta
  Search' to get started.

      1.   Select 'a post-secondary student'.
      2.   Select 'check whether my planned or completed courses/program will transfer'.
      3.   Select 'planned or completed courses'.
      4.   Select the institution you are planning to take the course from.
      5.   Select the year you are planning to take the course.
      6.   Select the University of Calgary from the drop-down list.
      7.   Find the course name or code in the list of transferable courses.

  The Transfer Guide will indicate whether the course you have selected DOES or DOES NOT
  transfer for university credit to the University of Calgary.

  2. Apply to the institution offering the transferable non-social work course.

  You may choose to take your non-social work courses from one or more institutions. You need to
  make sure that you follow the procedures set by the institution(s) where you wish to take your
  courses. We recommend that you contact the institution(s) directly as soon as you begin your
  program, to make sure you know what you need to do to apply. The information below will help
  you make contact with the institutions from which post-diploma students most commonly take
  non-social work courses.

  There is currently an agreement in place with the University of Alberta to provide for a refund of
  double payment for non-instructional student fees in cases where students are concurrently
  registered in courses at both UofC (social work) and UofA (non-social work). This arrangement is
  only negotiated with UofA, as this institution is contracted to provide the non-instructional services
  for UofC’s BSW students in the Edmonton-based program.

  University of Alberta: Apply as an Open Studies student online at
  www.admissions.ualberta.ca/How-To-Apply.aspx. The University of Alberta will process your
  application and notify you when you are eligible to register in classes. Do not apply to a specific
  program.

  For students registered concurrently at UofA and UofC: At the beginning of each term,
  students must pay all assessed instructional and non-instructional fees to both institutions.
  Refunds of fees paid twice (UofA/UofC) will be credited to students' accounts following the course
  add/drop date. All fees must be paid by each institution’s fee deadline date or late charges will
  apply. Students wishing to receive a refund for double-payment must complete a waiver form
  allowing for the exchange of relevant student information between the two institutions.

  Concordia University of Edmonton: Students need to apply to Open Studies and are allowed to
  take a maximum of three courses per semester in fall and winter. During spring and summer,
  Concordia has two sessions during which students can take a maximum of 6 credits per session.
  For more information go to http://Concordia.ab.ca/apply.

  Athabasca University: Athabasca offers a distance education program that allows students to
  take an unlimited number of courses. For more information see www.athabascau.ca.

  MacEwan University: Apply to MacEwan University as a visiting student. Send the following to
  the Registrar at MacEwan: A Letter of Permission (LOP) from the University of Calgary that lists
  (a) the courses you have permission to take at MacEwan University and (b) your current academic
  standing. The LOP must be sent to the Registrar at MacEwan University along with your contact


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  information (phone, address and e-mail address). See
  http://macewan.ca/wcm/Registrar/EnrolmentServices/HowtoEnrol/VisitingStudents/index.htm for
  information.

  Ensure that the course(s) you are interested in taking are available to you prior to
  proceeding to step 3.

  Important Note: Non-social work courses should be completed by the end of the Winter
  semester in year 4, and official transcripts must be submitted to the Admissions Office by April
  30th to ensure your ability to convocate in the Spring of that year. If permission has not been
  granted to the University of Calgary to obtain transcripts from ApplyAlberta partners, it is the
  student’s responsibility to ensure that the University of Calgary receives official transcripts from
  the institution(s) where non-social work courses were taken, once courses are completed.
  Electronic transcripts are not accepted; students must request paper transcripts be sent
  directly to the University of Calgary.

  3. Complete University of Calgary Letters of Permission for courses taken at another
     institution.
  BSW students who are completing courses at an institution other than the University of Calgary
  must have a Letter of Permission from the University of Calgary. Note: this letter of permission is
  normally denied if a student is on academic probation; if you are concerned about this issue,
  contact Nicole at fswcnar@ucalgary.ca.

  Requesting a Letter of Permission (LOP) Online

     Follow these steps to submit an LOP:

     1. Log onto your University of Calgary Student Centre at https://my.ucalgary.ca.
     2. Under the Academic Section, click on the “other academic” drop-down menu.
     3. Choose “Letter of permission” and click on the double arrow to proceed.




     4. Choose the term in which you would like to obtain permission to take courses externally.
     5. Fill in the required information, including host institution, reasons for taking the course,
        course name and number. You can list more than one course on the form, but you can only
        choose one institution per form. If you are taking courses at two different institutions you
        will need to submit a separate paper-based LOP for the second institution (contact Nicole at
        fswcnar@ucalgary.ca to obtain the paper-based LOP).
        Note: When entering the course name and number, enter the abbreviated course name
        used by the institution you want to attend, and the 3-digit course number. For example, for




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        Athabasca University you must enter PSYC 200 rather than Psychology 200. If course
        numbers include decimals enter only the leading 3 digits (for example 225, not 225.839).

    6. Click the checkbox granting permission for the University of Calgary to request transcripts
       from ApplyAlberta partner institutions.




    7. Click “Next” and review the information you have entered.
    8. Click “Submit”.
    9. Check the status of your LOP in your Student Centre, once it is approved you will be sent
       an e-mail with instructions for printing the approved LOP from your Student Centre.

   LOP’s cannot be edited or changed once they have been submitted.
   Students are limited to one LOP per term. If you have already submitted a LOP and the course
   you selected is full, not available, or you changed your selection please refer to the process
   below.

   If you have already submitted a LOP for a term and would like to take a course at a different
   institution in that term, you will need to contact the Nicole at fswcnar@ucalgary.ca as there is a
   paper-based Letter of Permission that must be completed.




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                  PRACTICUM INFORMATION FOR BSW STUDENTS
  Social Work field education provides a bridge between curriculum and practice, as students are
  given opportunities to apply their learning in different direct and indirect social work practice
  settings. Students and faculty often think of the practicum as the “heart” of social work education.
  Field education reinforces student social work identity, complements and enhances classroom
  learning, encourages development of practice skills and promotes professional competence.

  Here are some important “basics” about field education. For detailed information related to
  practicum, please visit the Field Education section of the FSW CNAR website at
  http://fsw.ucalgary.ca/central-and-northern-alberta/field-education.

     BSW practica for Edmonton students are arranged with Leeann Hilsen, Acting Associate
      Director of Field Education and the Field Education Coordinator (TBD).
     Information and updates about field placements will normally come through the BSW e-
      mail listserv from Leeann Hilsen or Shari Conley, the Field Administrator.
     University Transfer students take two practica, both in their final year. The first, in the
      Fall semester, is 300 hours and students are in placement three full days each week from
      Tuesday to Thursday inclusive. The second placement, in the Winter semester, is 400
      hours and students are in placement four full days each week from Tuesday to Friday
      inclusive. Students must arrange their schedules in order to be available for these
      practicum days during the Fall and Winter terms of year 4.
     Post-diploma students take one practicum in the Winter semester of their fourth year.
      The practicum is 400 hours and students are in placement four full days each week from
      Tuesday to Friday inclusive. Students must arrange their schedules in order to be available
      for these practicum days during the Winter term of year 4.
     Information sessions are held with 3rd year students in March (for fall practica) and 4th year
      students in October (for winter practica) to review the practicum process. Students will
      have opportunities to review available practicum options at those times.
     The Associate Director of Field Education meets with each student about suitable options
      for practicum before assigning placements.
     A pre-placement interview with the Field Instructor at the proposed agency is arranged.
     Some agencies require students to have immunizations, and criminal record and/or child
      welfare checks prior to their placement. All health care settings have additional
      requirements including immunization and criminal record checks. In some settings there
      are additional first aid related requirements.
     Students participate in an Integrative Seminar along with the practicum. This seminar is
      held on Monday afternoons and the course instructor is also the Faculty Liaison who
      collaborates with the Field Instructor to evaluate the student in placement.
     Agency Field Instructors must have both a degree in social work and the RSW designation.
      Practicum hours count toward the hours required for registration as a social worker with
      the Alberta College of Social Workers.
     Following graduation, students may apply for provisional registration with ACSW; full
      registration requires additional practice hours supervised by an RSW (and in the future
      may require an examination).
     Examples of possible practicum settings include Alberta Health Services facilities, Covenant
      Health, City of Edmonton Community Services, Alberta Child and Youth Services, Boyle
      Street Community Services, Child and Adolescent Services Association, Alberta College of
      Social Workers, and Catholic Social Services.

  The BSW program is accredited by the Canadian Association for Social Work Education (CASWE,
  2000; the Standards of Accreditation are available at www.caswe-acfts.ca/). According to CASWE
  Standards, BSW graduates should be competent to practice in entry-level social work positions.
  The BSW graduate should “have an ability to arrive at professional judgements and practice


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  actions, based on integration of theory and practice within the context of professional values and
  the relevant social work code of ethics.” CASWE Standards guide the faculty’s model of field
  education, which, in turn, reflect and complement the in-class curriculum components.

  ESSENTIAL ONLINE UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY TOOLS AND SERVICES

  The Information Technologies department (IT) at the University of Calgary provides students
  with a variety of tools, resources and supports. Students are encouraged to use the IT
  website (https://ucalgary.service-now.com/it) as a resource for computer/internet questions
  or concerns.

  IT tools that BSW students will likely use during their programs are described briefly below.

  UofC IT Account

  An Information Technologies (IT) account is required to access key UofC online services. In
  particular, BSW students in Edmonton use IT accounts to access the library, Desire2Learn,
  and AirUC Wireless Internet (described below).

  Go to https://itregport.ucalgary.ca for directions on how to register for an IT account. You
  will need your UCID to register. Once you register, you will have an IT account username
  and password.

  For information about UofC IT accounts including explanations of usernames and passwords,
  recovering forgotten passwords, changing passwords, and managing IT accounts, visit
  https://ucalgary.service-
  now.com/it?id=kb_article&sys_id=e86c4d3913b93ec06f3afbb2e144b03d.

  eID Account and myUofC Portal

  eID accounts are required to access key UofC online services through the myUofC Portal,
  including your Student Centre, Desire2Learn, Office 365 (for your @ucalgary.ca e-mail
  access), Degree Navigator, and the online library databases.

  Logging on to your myUofC portal requires your eID username and password. Once logged
  into the myUofC portal, online UofC services can be accessed without re-entering usernames
  and passwords. Link to myUofC via UofC and CNAR home websites; the link is consistently at
  the top of each site’s headline banner.

 If you have forgotten your eID username or password please contact IT Support at 1-888-342-
 3802 or by e-mail at itsupport@ucalgary.ca and they will be able to assist you.

 Student Centre

 Access to your Student Centre is possible only through the myUofC portal. Online services
 available via the Student Centre include course registration (add, drop, swap, edit), view class
 schedule, fee payment, viewing grades, printing enrollment verification letters and tax
 receipts, changing your address, applying to graduate, and downloading forms you may need
 for your program.

  Degree Navigator

  Students use Degree Navigator, accessible via your myUofC portal, to check their progress
  through the program and ensure that they are meeting course requirements for convocation.
  Students are strongly encouraged to check their degree requirements through the Degree
  Navigator at least once per semester. If you think Degree Navigator is not showing correct
  information, please contact Nicole at fswcnar@ucalgary.ca.




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  Desire2Learn

  Desire2Learn (D2L) is an online course management system used by some instructors to
  store documents (e.g., course outlines, readings), send e-mails, post grades for term work,
  and host discussions. While always used with online courses, instructors may also use D2L
  tools for in-class and blended courses.

  D2L is accessible via your myUofC portal. For help with D2L, please visit
  http://elearn.ucalgary.ca/category/d2l/.

  Adobe Connect

  Adobe Connect is the online classroom program that is used for synchronous online sessions.
  These sessions are normally accessed through your D2L courses. A quick start guide and
  more information can be found at http://elearn.ucalgary.ca/category/connect/.

  Student E-mail Listservs

 In Edmonton, we rely on the student e-mail listservs to communicate with students. All
 students are automatically added to their program listserv (i.e., BSW Students, Edmonton) and
 are required to use their ucalgary.ca email accounts for all correspondence from the faculty or
 about their courses.

 We appreciate that attending to e-mails is sometimes difficult and promise to limit what we
 send to you. We use a system whereby e-mails we really need you to read have “URGENT” in
 the header. E-mails with important but not critical messages have “IMPORTANT” in the header
 and those with information we think you might be interested in are labeled “FYI.” We count on
 students reading all e-mails sent with an URGENT tag.

  UofC Library Access

  The library home website is www.library.ucalgary.ca. Online services to the UofC library are
  accessed using your ID number and barcode information on your campus card or your IT
  account username and password. Students have access to the research database including e-
  journals; these can be found at: https://library.ucalgary.ca/about/policies/connection.

  AirUC Wireless Internet (Secure)
  AirUC-Secure is the wireless network at the University of Calgary that uses encryption to ensure
  that authentication and all traffic on the Wi-Fi network is secure.
  To enable AirUC Secure, please go to https://ucalgary.service-
  now.com/it?id=kb_article&sys_id=713ced6a134272008246f7b2e144b07f and click on “AirUC-
  Secure Quick Connect”. Follow the directions to enable your login to AirUC Secure.
  If you have any difficulties, please contact IT at 1-888-342-3802 and they can assist you.

  Eduroam Wireless Network

  Eduroam is a wireless network service that allows students, staff, and faculty from participating
  educational institutions to securely access the Internet while visiting other member universities.
  Students should establish a connection to AirUC Wireless Internet (see above) and connect to
  Eduroam while on the CNAR ‘campus’ as a test before relying on the service at another location
  (e.g., University of Alberta libraries). For additional information on Eduroam and how to enable the
  connection, see https://ucalgary.service-
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  STUDENT SUPPORTS AND RESOURCES THROUGH THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA

  University of Calgary BSW students based in Edmonton use many University of Alberta student
  services as the result of an inter-institutional agreement. BSW students are issued University of
  Alberta ONEcards, which identify them as legitimate users of various University of Alberta
  services. Some key services are described below. Details about student services at the University
  of Alberta are available through http://students.ualberta.ca. In order to ensure access to services
  at the University of Alberta, the Faculty of Social Work provides student information to pertinent
  departments at the UofA.

  Library Access

  BSW students have on-site access to any of the University of Alberta libraries. David Sulz, the
  Librarian for Social Work, is based at Rutherford Library. Information about David and how to
  contact him is available at http://guides.library.ualberta.ca/social-work. BSW students are able to
  use common and public study spaces on campus but are not able to book private study space for
  individual or group use. Common, quiet, and silent areas are described at
  https://www.library.ualberta.ca/services/study-area-directory.

  Note that BSW students have access to online library databases through the University of Calgary
  but not the University of Alberta. While in a University of Alberta library, BSW students can access
  the University of Calgary library databases using Eduroam, described above in the ‘Essential
  Online UofC Tools and Services’.

  Textbooks at the UofA Bookstore

  Textbooks for Edmonton courses are usually purchased through the UofA bookstore in the
  Students’ Union Building (SUB). Hours of operation: Monday – Friday 9:00 – 5:00 (closed
  weekends/holidays; expanded hours during peak periods); See www.bookstore.ualberta.ca. For
  information call 780-492-0433 or 1-888-933-9133.

  Subtitles, a second-hand bookstore, is also located in SUB. If you are looking to buy a text
  secondhand or sell a used text, feel free to post a notice in the student lounge for other students.

  Learning Resources

  The primary goal of the Success Centre's Learning Resources program is to enhance students'
  academic skills. The Centre offers workshops and seminars, online workshops, and one-on-one
  sessions. For additional information, see www.studentsuccess.ualberta.ca.

  Career and Placement Services (CaPS)

  Students can search for jobs and learn about writing resumes, developing skills for successful
  interviews and career planning. Located at 2-100 SUB, phone 780-492-4291; see additional
  information at www.caps.ualberta.ca.

  Safewalk

  Safewalk provides a safe and reliable alternative to walking alone at night around and on the UofA
  campus. Phone 780-4-WALK-ME (780-492-5563) and a dispatcher will send a two-person team to
  accompany you, including trips on the LRT and within ten blocks of any LRT station. Visit
  www.su.ualberta.ca/services/safewalk for more information and hours of operation.
  In addition to the UofA’s Safewalk program, security personnel at Enterprise Square will provide
  an escort from the main lobby between 6:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m., any day that the building is
  open. Arrangements to be accompanied can be made at the security desk opposite the elevators
  on the main floor at the time the escort is required – reservations ahead of time are not possible.
  Security will escort you within a two-block radius of Enterprise Square.


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  Sexual Assault Centre

  The Sexual Assault Centre provides a safe place on campus where unconditional support,
  confidentiality, respect, and advocacy are available for those affected by sexual assault, sexual
  harassment, relationship violence, and stalking. It is also an excellent volunteer opportunity.
  Located at 2-705 SUB; phone 780-492-9771, or visit the website at
  https://www.ualberta.ca/current-students/sexual-assault-centre.

  Peer Support Centre (PSC)

  The PSC provides a safe and confidential place to get support with any issue, academic or
  personal. The volunteers are students of the University of Alberta who are trained in listening,
  communication and referral skills. Located at 2-707 SUB, you can access the services via phone at
  780-492-HELP or in person. Drop in Monday to Friday, 9:00 to 8:00 for immediate assistance or
  call 780-492-4268 to book an appointment.

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