Congratulations to Natalie Curry, coordinator of the Bachelor of Social Work program, on her recent receipt of an Assessment grant for her project “Student Engagement Strategies in an Asynchronous Online Course.”
Curry’s project targets increasing student engagement in the only social welfare policy course offered by the BSW program. She will be using data collected from surveys and comparing students’ perceptions of their engagement in the course to students’ responses in a seated section of the course. This assessment endeavor will allow BSW faculty to make online courses as accessible and engaging for students as possible and create cohesion between seated and online sections.
Of her project, Curry states, “I believe that if I can effectively engage students in the course, they will not just learn the content I am teaching but also be prepared to integrate their knowledge of policy throughout their time in the BSW program.”
The Bachelor of Social Work program plans to offer a fully online track by Fall 2021. Curry’s hard work in assessment will help build a foundation for this future program.