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"The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it."   Chinese Proverb.

Course Pack

Library link to e-journal for readings on the syllabus

 

Assignments and related materials

  1. Course syllabus

  2. Assignment:  Paper comparing a micro & macro approach to practice

  3. Grading checklist:  paper comparing micro & Macro approaches

  4. Assignment:  Community assessment and intervention planning

  5. Checklist for evaluating a community assessment -- intervention plan

  6. Extra credit assignment

  7. Sample meeting notice, agenda, and minutes

1:  20 Jan 05:  Introduction and course overview 

  1. Glossary of community and administrative practice terms

  2. Macro practice reading list

2:  27 Jan 05:  Historical development of macro practice

  1. Assessment/plan (example of final paper)

  2. Human Services

  3. Who is the client

  4. Working in an online task group

  5. Net etiquette or netiquette for participating in a mailing list

3:  3 Feb 05:  Generalist macro practice, change process, macro practice roles, levels of intervention

  1. The planned change process:  community perspective

  2. Brainstorming

  3. Nominal group technique

  4. Activities during a first meeting of a committee or task group

4:  10 Feb 05:  Generalist macro practice theories, values, and perspectives

  1. Systems theory

  2. How diverse is the world

  3. Win/Win

5:  17 Feb 05:  The community as client

  1. Community well functioning

  2. Checklist to evaluate committee functioning

6:  24 Feb 05:  Identifying social conditions as problems and/or opportunities

  1. Building on community capacities

  2. Continuum of care approach to community assessment

7:  3 Mar 05:  Assessing social conditions and communities

  1. Process for ranking needs, objectives, etc.  

  2. http://www.northwestern.edu/ipr/publications/community/introd-building.html

  3. Community Maps

8:  10 Mar 05:  Intervening in social conditions: action, development, and planning approaches

  1. Comparing approaches to social work practice

  2. Planning approach to intervening in social conditions of concern

    1. Web site example of a planning approach to intervening in a social condition of concern

  3. Community development approach to intervening in social conditions of concern

    1. Web site example of a development approach to intervening in a social condition of concern

  4. Community action approach to intervening in social conditions of concern

    1. Web site example of an action approach to intervening in a social condition of concern

9:  24 Mar 05:  The organization as client

  1. Human service vs. production organizations

10:  31 Mar 05:  Administrative practice overview

  1. Organizational charts

11:  7 Apr 05:  Assessing organizations

  1. Overview of evaluation activities and types

  2. Writing goals and objectives

  3. Exercise on developing ideas into program goals and objectives

12:  14 Apr 05:  Supervising

  1. Supervision checklist

  2. Handling workplace stress:  Individual perspective

13:  21 Apr 05:  Leading in organizations and communities

14:  28 Apr 05:  Societal and political practice

15:  5 May 05:  Integration synthesis, issues, ethics, course review

  1. Thoughts on developing a CAP personal framework


"Just as important as knowing what kind of problem the client has is knowing what kind of client has the problem."