1 Appalachian State University Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) Distance Education Degree-Completion Program Offered at the Appalachian Center at Hickory 2760 Hwy. 70 SE, Hickory, NC (East Campus of CVCC) Fall Semester 2010
2 AGENDA Welcome and Introductions Academic program information Resource overview Student computer accounts Photos for student IDs
3 EXPECTATIONS OF STUDENTS Should pursue this program with ENTHUSIASM & PROFESSIONALISM Should be prepared to meet the rigors of college courses. Are responsible for meeting program requirements on time. Should review information and take appropriate actions on time. Must abide by the regulations, including University Code of Student Conduct & Code of Academic Integrity, as well as facility usage at the program site Should notify the Program Manager of any questions, plans, or changes regarding courses, registration, or status with the cohort.
4 The Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education Additional Information about the BSW program may be found online at:
5 POSITION WITHIN APPALACHIAN Appalachian State University Chancellor: Dr. Kenneth Peacock Interim Provost: Dr. Lorin Baumhover College of Arts & Sciences College of Business College of Health Sciences Dean: Dr. Fred Whitt Reich College of Education College of Fine & Applied Arts School of Music Among the depts. within this college is the: Department of Social Work Department Chairperson: Dr. Gail Leedy Bachelor of Social Work Program Academic Coordinator: Dr. Gail Leedy
6 Program of Study Upper-division coursework required for the major will be delivered to the cohort by Appalachian. Community colleges offer lower-division courses; therefore Appalachian will normally deliver only required major Social Work courses to the cohort. Lower-division coursework (Coursework required for the CAA 44 sh core, AA or AS degree, Social Work cognate courses, or any needed elective courses) transfers from a community college or other accredited institution. It is the student s responsibility to obtain lower division coursework required for the BSW degree, and complete it by the deadline for specific courses, or before the last term of the program.
7 Composition of Credit Hours Semester Hours Required for Graduation: The BSW degree requires 122 sh Lower-division courses Lower-division coursework (required for the CAA 44 sh core, AA or AS degree, Social Work cognate courses, or any needed elective courses) transfer from a community college or other accredited institution (71 sh) Upper-division Courses All upper-division Social Work major courses, required for the BSW degree, will be delivered to the cohort by Appalachian (51 sh)
8 The BSW Program General Education Requirements Social Work Cognate Courses Elective Courses (if needed to reach the 122 semester hours required for graduation) Social Work Major Courses
9 GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Appalachian s General Education requirements should be fulfilled outside of the cohort program by completing one of the following options: NC Community College CAA 44 semester hour core) or AA (Associate in Arts) or AS (Associate in Science) degree from a North Carolina community college A Bachelor s degree from an accredited institution will also fulfill General Education requirements Note: The AAS (Associate in Applied Science) degree alone will not fulfill general education requirements. That coursework will be evaluated on a course by course basis. You should also complete one of the options above if you hold an AAS degree.
10 SOCIAL WORK COGNATE COURSES Biology BIO 1101 & BIO 1102 (BIO 111 & BIO 112) General Psychology PSY 1200 (PSY 150) Introduction to Sociology SOC 1000 (SOC 210) American Government PS 1100 (POL 120) Abnormal Psych. PSY 2401 (PSY 281) or Social Deviation SOC 2020 (SOC 242) Social Problems SOC 1100 (SOC 220) Cultural Anthropology ANT 1415 (ANT 220) Logic or Ethics PHL 1100 or 2000 (PHI 230 or PHI 240)
11 SOCIAL WORK COGNATE COURSES (CONT.) Selected cognate courses are prerequisites for Social Work major courses and must be completed before those Social Work courses are offered in the program. (See the Lower-division Course Deadlines chart) Social Work cognate coursework should have been completed in Fall Semester 1997 or later. If your cognate courses were taken before Fall 1997, they will be reviewed by the Social Work Department for meeting cognate requirements on a course by course basis.
12 Catawba BSW Fall 2010 Cohort Cognate DEADLINES/LOWER-DIVISION COURSE DEADLINES Complete these courses: Before the term: BIO 1102 (BIO 112) PSY 1200 (PSY 150) SOC 1000 (SOC 1000) Spring 2011 PS 1100 (POL 120) Fall 2011 PSY 2401 (PSY 281) or SOC 2020 (SOC 242) All lower-division courses (cognates, courses for 44 SH CAA core, AA/AS degree and any necessary electives) should be completed. (All deadlines per proposed schedule) Fall 2012 Spring 2013
13 ELECTIVE COURSES After completing all general education (CAA 44 sh core/aa/as degree), cognate, and Social Work major coursework, some students may still need elective credits to obtain the 122 semester hours required for the BSW degree. It is the student s responsibility to obtain the full number of credit hours required for graduation. Courses that are transferable to Appalachian can be found at:
14 SOCIAL WORK MAJOR COURSES SW 2010 Professional Social Work in Contemporary Society SW 2020 The American Social Welfare System SW 2630 Human Behavior and the Social Environment SW 3000 Basic Skills for the Social Professions SW 3330 Social Welfare Policies, Programs, and Issues SW 3615 Foundations of Social Work Practice (now SW 2615) SW 3850 Social Work Research Methods SW 3860 Evaluating Social Work Practice (CONTINUED ON NEXT SLIDE)
15 SOCIAL WORK MAJOR COURSES (CONT.) SW 4000 Social Work Practice I SW 4110 Social Work Practice II SW Elective SW Elective SW Elective SW 4650 Social Work Field Instruction SW 4690 Senior Seminar: Issues and Ethics for Field and Profession (Fifty-one semester hours of Social Work major courses are offered in the program.)
16 Catawba BSW Tentative Schedule BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK PROGRAM Appalachian Center at Hickory Fall Semester 2010 Fall 2010 Spring 2011 Summer 2011 Fall 2011 Spring 2012 Summer 2012 Fall 2012 Spring 2013 SW 2010 SW 2630 SW 2615 SW 3330 SW 3860 SW ELEC SW 4000 SW 4650 (9) SW 2020 SW 3000 SW 3850 SW ELEC SW ELEC SW 4110 SW 4690 (3) 6 SH 6 SH 3 SH 6 SH 6 SH 6 SH 6 SH 12 SH Full-time enrollment
17 DELIVERY OF INSTRUCTION Follow Appalachian s academic calendar, and any instructions given by your professor, not a community college academic calendar Courses will be offered only ONCE to each cohort; students must be prepared to take courses as they are made available. Modes of delivery may include: Faculty travel to the site Evening courses (typically 6:00-9:00 pm) 1-2 days per week Weekend classes may be possible for a few courses Last semester of program includes field experience, generally scheduled in the daytime, approximately 32 hours per week Web-based coursework may be part of some classes
18 REQUIRED GRADES A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on all Appalachian coursework is required. A minimum grade of C (2.0) must be earned in each required Social Work course. (A grade of C- is not adequate.) If you receive a grade lower than a C (2.0) you should consult your academic advisor before proceeding in the BSW program. Community college grades do not transfer, only courses and credit hours. However, transfer coursework should show a grade of C (2.0) to be considered for credit at Appalachian. (Note that 48 semester hours of Appalachian credit are required for graduation with honors)
19 ADVISING/PROGRAM ASSISTANCE Advising and assistance will be available from: Academic Coordinator Dr. Gail Leedy ext 2299 Advisor for all academic issues and SW major coursework Program Manager Ms. Debi Tabor Assists with non-academic and logistical cohort support issues including applications, registration information, and lowerdivision course equivalents.
20 Transfer/Lower-division Coursework It is the student s responsibility to identify, register for and complete lower division coursework (CAA 44 sh core or the AA or AS degree to meet General Education requirements, Social Work cognate courses, and any necessary elective credits for the BSW degree) before the last term of the program, meeting any other required deadlines. Concurrent enrollment at Appalachian and a community college is allowed before the last term of the program, so that students may complete required lower-division coursework Official transcripts of new transfer work must be sent to Extension & Distance Education at the end of each semester
21 REGISTRATION FOR APPALACHIAN COURSES Registration instructions for the Fall 2011 term are included in your orientation packet. The registration system will open AUGUST 23 rd. A student must be registered for classes by the end of the drop/add period at the beginning of every semester, or financial aid will be cancelled. Please refer to the academic calendar at: www. registrar.appstate.edu (View the academic calendar for drop/add dates) For all subsequent semesters, registration reminders will be sent to your Appalachian account. For drop or withdrawal refund policies refer to:
22 Accessing AppalNET and your Appalachian computer account From the University Homepage: click on AppalNET
23 AppalNET Tech Support mails student User Name and Banner ID prior to first term Using the Password Manager, you can set your Password (have your User Name and Banner ID on hand) Contact Tech Support for assistance, if needed
24 AppalNET Student Screen Be sure to read your University account
26 What if I use another account? Click on Options and then go to Settings (the Mail Forwarding Page will then appear)
27 Mail Forwarding Page If you wish to have sent to another account, simply enter the account to which ASU should be forwarded and check Enable forwarding If you decide to use Mail Forwarding: 1) Test the forwarding by having someone send an to your ASU account 2) If you change your personal account make sure the Auto Forward is changed
28 Other AppalNET Features Click on the Student Services tab within AppalNET Register here Pay by credit card here Check grades here
29 Class Links within AppalNET Within AppalNET click on the class links tab If the course has an online component, access is available by clicking on the course title (unless the faculty member indicates otherwise) Instructors addresses
30 Extension and Distance Education Homepage: Access to Forms frequently used by distance education students, Administrative Support resources, and, eventually, your cohort page Includes Inclement Weather cancellation announcements. Provides access to other Appalachian sites as well as to Schedule of Classes
31 Entry Page of Online Schedule of Off-Campus Classes (After clicking on the term of the schedule, this page will appear) Click to get to cohort name and then courses Step-by-step instructions are given for registration
32 COSTS Tuition & Fees Academic Year: $ per semester hour (in-state student) $ per semester hour (out-of-state student) Tuition and fees are set annually, and increases can be expected for each academic year Each course will vary in requirements for textbooks and other materials
33 RESOURCES Library materials and resources are available electronically, through the mail, and on-site. Access Appalachian Distance Learning Library Services at: An Appalachian student identification card will be created and mailed to you. An ID card is required for access to oncampus library materials. A student financial account and student computer account will be assigned to you. Student Accounts Office: ext 2113, and AppalNet/Technical Support: ext 6266.
34 RESOURCES (continued) Career Development Center provides resources for resume and letter writing, and lists jobs and internships. Visit the website often for additional information: Source of valuable information about Appalachian State University and contact info for faculty and students: Important information about Extension & Distance Education, including class cancellations due to inclement weather, cohort classes, etc:
35 FINANCIAL AID Federal financial aid is available for students who qualify. The free financial aid form, FAFSA, is used: Appalachian State University s Financial Aid Office: ext Consortium Agreement : Students who take lower-level courses required for the BSW degree through a NC community college should report those hours for financial aid via a Consortium Agreement form. In most cases, a student must be enrolled in at least six semester hours of credit in order to receive financial aid. Please consult the Financial Aid Office for details. (A student must be enrolled in at least one semester hour of Appalachian credit in a given semester to use the consortium agreement.)
36 FINANCIAL AID Note: Financial Aid can ONLY be received from ONE institution at a time. A student must be registered for classes by the end of the drop/add period at the beginning of every semester, or financial aid will be cancelled. Please refer to the academic calendar at: www. registrar.appstate.edu (View the academic calendar for drop/add dates) OFFICIAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE TRANSCRIPT/S MUST be submitted promptly at the end of every semester in which financial aid is received to prevent pay-back of funds!
37 OFFICE OF DISABILITY SERVICES (ODS) If you have a disability and may need reasonable accommodations: Contact the ODS by phone at or Complete the registration process for Extension and Distance Education Students via ODS will have designated dates at off-campus host sites posted via ODS website and D.E. website
38 GRADUATION Appalachian s commencement takes place each May and December. On- and off-campus students graduate together on the Boone campus. (Students must apply for graduation early in the semester in which they are expected to graduate.) This cohort is scheduled to graduate in May 2013
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