News

Update Regarding COVID-19

(Updated March 26, 2020)

The Silberman building is currently closed.

Throughout this public health emergency, we remain committed to our students successfully completing the spring semester and to supporting our faculty’s ongoing teaching, scholarship, and research. All in-person classes and field placements have been suspended and ongoing instruction will use remote methods.We continue to focus on the transition to remote learning and are confident that we can continue to deliver the high-quality instruction that meets our professional standards.

Field Placement Update

In light of the extraordinary public health emergency, we have requested approval from the State to temporarily reduce the field practicum hours required for successful completion of MSW requirements for all students eligible for such a reduction. So far, we have received approval to reduce the number of hours for the two year MSW timeframe graduating students.We are aware that CSWE recently announced a further potential reduction in the minimum required field hours. However, this has not been approved by NYSED. We will provide further information as it becomes available.

Jama Shelton Tapped for Emerging Scholar Award

Assistant Professor Jama Shelton has received the 2019 Emerging Scholar Award from the Association for Community Organization and Social Action (ACOSA). The award, presented at the annual program meeting of the Council on Social Work Education held in Denver, recognizes pre-tenure faculty who are doing meritorious work in the areas of community organizing, planning, social administration, organizational development, community development, social action, and social change.