Specializations “Student-Community Development”
A SPECIALIZATION IN HIGHER EDUCATION (SCD)
Student-Community Development Specialization in Higher Education
The Student-Community Development (SCD) Specialization in Higher Education offers a unique professional partnership between social work and higher education that expands the arenas of social work practice, community organization and systems development to include the contemporary college campus. Students develop skills in providing direct interventions in response to a range of social issues such as multicultural relations, mental health, safety and gender conflict that currently affect student communities nationwide. The SCD specialization emphasizes organizational and community development, social change and the strengths perspective as vital components of social work practice within various types of learning communities.
Students accepted for this specialization must meet the following requirements.
Jeanne Finch, DSW
Student-Community Faculty and Advisory Board Members
Nikki Barnett, M.S.W.
Frances L. Brisbane, Ph.D.
Peter M. Baigent, Ed.D.