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Macro Social Work Student Network (MSWSN)

Survey for students in social work programs


I. Introduction
Welcome, and thank you for participating in this needs assessment survey! We are conducting
this survey because we want to learn more about the state of macro social work education in our
school. The 2012 Rothman Report illustrated the state of macro education on a countrywide
scale, but we want to know whats happening here in our school community. (The Rothman
Report can be provided to you by the person/people conducting this survey).
We ask that you be as honest as possible when answering. Were striving to get the richest
information we can in order to be as well-informed as we can. While the results may be
presented to our school community, your name will never be used. This survey should take
roughly 15 minutes of your time.
Again, thank you!

II. Preliminary Information


Macro social work focuses on larger systems, such as communities and organizations. It
comprises a variety of practices i.e. community organizing, program planning and development,
policy analysis and advocacy, educational outreach, and so forth.
Some words that identify social work methods as macro in nature:

Community organizing

Planning

Development

Macro

Administrative

Leadership

Management

Policy

III. Survey
a. Curriculum
Does your school have a named formal macro method or concentration? ___ Yes ___ No
If Yes, what is it called? ______________________
If No, does it offer another means of macro study i.e. a certificate program, courses, etc. ___
Yes ___ No
If Yes, please briefly describe it:
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How many formal macro courses are required for to earn your degree with a concentration
in the formal macro method?
___ 1-2 ___3-4 ___5-6 ___ more
How many macro courses are offered by your program? _____ Please name some of
them: _____________________________

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Please rate your satisfaction level with the number and quality of macro courses offered to
you?
___ Very Satisfied ___ Satisfied ___ Somewhat satisfied ___ Unsatisfied ___ Very unsatisfied

Please use this space to add any more information about the curriculum as it relates to
macro social work:

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b. About Department

Does your school have a formal macro department? ___ Yes ___ No
How many macro faculty members are currently in your program? ___ 0 ___ 1-2 ___ 3-4
___ 5 or more
How many are full-time/tenured? _____ How many are adjunct? _____ I don't know ____
Please use this space to add any more information about the faculty as it relates to macro
social work:

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c. Classroom Experience

Do you feel that your professors value macro social work? ___ Yes ___ No ___ Some
do/some don't
Please describe:
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What do you feel classroom discussions are more focused on? ___ Macro ___ Clinical

Please describe:
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Do you feel that assigned academic readings include enough macro social work topics to
give students an understanding of what macro social work is? ___ Yes ___ No

Please describe:
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What are the major text books you use?


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Do you feel that your professors as a whole value and encourage macro social work?

___ Very much ___ Yes ___ Sometimes ___ No ___ Very little

In what ways do they and what ways don't


they? ____________________________________________________________

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Please use this space to add any more information about your classroom experience as it
relates to macro social work:

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d. Field Department

Are macro field placements made available to students? ___ Yes ___ No
If Yes, do you feel that your macro placement(s) gives you sufficient macro training and
experience?

___ Yes ___ No Please describe:


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Are macro field placements encouraged? ___ Yes ___ No

Are macro field placements encouraged? ___Yes ___ No ___N/A

Describe any experience, both positive and negative, you had with receiving or not
receiving a macro placement:

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Please use this space to add any more information about field placement as it relates to
macro social work:

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e. Administration

Do your deans/top administrators have macro-focused training? ___ Yes ___ No ___ I dont
know

Please use this space to add any more information about field placement as it relates to
macro social work:

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IV. Conclusion

Please use this space to add any more information about your school education as it
relates to macro social work:

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Please use this space for any comments, positive or negative, about this survey and ways
it can be improved.

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IV. Demographic Information

Name: _______________________

Sex: ____ Female ____ Male ___ I dont identify

Age group: ___ 18-21 ___22-25 ___ 26-35 ___ 36-50 ___51 and over

Degree program: ___ BSW ___ MSW ___ Ph.D.

Best e-mail contact: ___________________________________

Method: ____________________________ Check here if your school doesnt offer a macro


method: ___

Undergraduate major(s):___________________________

Have you previously taken a survey that analyzed macro social work education? ___ Yes
___ No

What macro faculty member would you recommend as a contact for MSWSN?

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Are you interested in being a Campus Leader in MSWSN's Scholastic Organizing Cooperative Program? ___ Yes ___ No

Thank you!