CSWE Annual Program Meeting 2019

October 22, 2019

This academic year continues strong with three of our faculty presenting at the Council on Social Work Education's (CSWE) Annual Program Meeting (APM)! CSWE is our program’s accrediting agency and every year, they hold the APM to allow “social work education influencers [to] collaborate, learn, teach, and grow” (cswe.org).

Check out our amazing faculty presentation descriptions below:


Dr. Estella Williamson 

Estella Williamson, PhD

The CSWE Field Education Institute is designed for anyone interested in field education. This includes deans and directors, field directors, faculty members, and field personnel. Drawing on the 2019 APM theme—Social Work Education: Looking Back, Looking Forward—this institute will reflect on the history of field education and explore innovations for the future.  There will be a morning panel presentation of current and former CSWE Council on Field Education Chairs—Social Work Field Education: Looking Back, Looking Forward (Governor's Square 15-Plaza Building).  Presenters: Estella Williamson, DSW, chair of the CSWE Council on Field Education, and former chairs Rebecca Brigham, Jo Ann McFall, and Sandra Posada

Field Education Institute Field Tracks (October 24, 2019)

  1. Emerging Issues in Field Education: Employment-based Placements and Evening/Weekend Field Schedules
  2. Emerging Issues in Field Education: Putting out Fires and Gatekeeping
  3. Emerging Issues in Field Education: Going the Distance (Managing distance placements in fully online programs)

CSWE Connect Session - Connecting with Field Education (October 26, 2019)

Council on Field Education facilitates peer-learning forum among field directors on emerging issues in field education.  Estella Williamson serves as the chair of this Council.


Dr. Aakanksha Sinha


  1. Sinha is presenting twice at this year's CSWE. 
  2. Kang is presenting a panel entitled Leading with Intersectionality: Advancing Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity in Social Work Education at the National Association of Deans and Directors at the CSWE APM in Denver, CO. 

First, is a presentation entitled: Engaged Pedagogy: Using anti-oppressive techniques to teach program evaluation- this presentation focuses on the methodology/ technique that is used in our MSW program to teach students program evaluation.

She will also present a workshop titled: Human Centered Design: Anti-oppressive research techniques to achieve social justice- this workshop introduces social workers to use Human Centered Design as a method for innovative research and practice.


Dr. Hye-Kyung Kang



Congratulations to Dr. Kang, Chair of the Social Work Dept and Director of the MSW Program! Her article, “Constructing Critical Conversations: A Model for Facilitating Classroom Dialogue for Critical Learning,” which appeared in Volume 54, Issue 1, of the Journal of Social Work Education (JSWE), has received the Best Teaching Note Award for Volume 54. Dr. Kang and her Co-author, Dr. Peggy O'Neill, will be presented with the award at this year's CSWE APM. Congratulations on authoring an important article for our profession! 


Congratulations to all of our faculty for their important contributions to the Council of Social Work Education!