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Showing events starting from April 21, 2024 up to April 29, 2024

  1. SSW Meeting - PRAXIS Committee: Promoting Action for Intersectional Social Justice

    April 22, 2024 - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM ET

    Visit the SSW meeting calendar for full schedule information.

  2. The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Impact Awards

    April 22, 2024 - 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM ET

    The SSW Award for Impact in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion seeks to recognize outstanding individuals or groups in the School of Social Work who have demonstrated their commitment to improving diversity, equity, and inclusion at the School and/or in the community. These awards are open to all current SSW students, faculty, staff, groups, and registered student organizations, and may be awarded to up to three individuals or groups.

    Award recipients embody the following characteristics:

    Demonstrates a high level of commitment to personal growth and development around DEI topics (including confronting own implicit bias, exploring structural and systemic oppression, etc.)

    Displays commitment to valuing DEI above and beyond assigned job responsibilities

    Exhibits a true commitment to the promotion and prioritization of anti-racism

    Facilitates opportunities to bring people in the school together across positionalities, to promote understanding and to celebrate diversity

    Builds lasting and meaningful partnerships with organizations and communities beyond SSW

    Invests in student development around DEI (teaching and mentorship of students of diverse backgrounds, developing student services [academic support, mentorship, etc.], programming, curriculum development, enhancement of free exchange of ideas around controversial issues, development of more inclusive and interactive teaching methods, etc.)

    Participates in, creates, and publicizes programs or events that promote DEI

    Implements creative and inclusive work policies and initiatives to support the needs of a diverse staff

    Advocates for DEI practices, helping to develop appropriate DEI practices, resources, and tools, and mentoring colleagues seeking to contribute to DEI efforts

    Engages in research and scholarship to advance DEI consciousness

    Join us in celebrating their achievements and contributions to our field!

    Click Here to Register

  3. Winter 2024 Classes End for Residential & Online Programs

    April 22, 2024 (all day)

  4. Introduction to Field Education Webinar for Incoming Fall 2024 MSW Students

    April 22, 2024 - 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM ET

    This session is for all incoming Fall 2024 On-Campus and Online MSW students. This webinar is specifically for students starting field in Fall 2024. All students starting field in Fall 2024 should plan to view this session. This webinar will help navigate the process of applying for a field placement.  The last 30 minutes of the session discusses specific information for students planning to apply for a school-based field placement.

    Students admitted in Fall 2023 to a dual degree or Part-Time program should also watch this session, since you are scheduled to start field in Fall 2024.

    Students admitted to the Fall 2024 Part Time On-Campus or Part-Time Online programs do NOT need to watch this session: you will be starting field 12-16 months after entering the program (depending on your part-time curriculum track).

    Students that are being admitted into the MSW program in Fall 2024 but will not start field until W25, please plan to attend the virtual Introduction to Field Education Webinar on September 3, 2024 12p-130p EST.

    Webinar Recording

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  5. Half-Baked Brown Bag

    April 23, 2024 - 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM ET

    Want to know what your colleagues are working on? 

    Want to help them refine their research ideas?

    Want to be more engaged and help build community?

    Come to the Half-Baked Brown Bag lunch series. 

    The associate dean for research is hosting a series for faculty and doctoral students to share their early stage ideas with peers for feedback. Come and contribute to a lively discussion that will benefit the research happening here at the School – it may even help shape how you think about your own work. 

    The format will include a brief presentation from faculty members or doctoral students about their research. Each presentation will be approximately 15 minutes, followed by a 20-30 minute discussion. There will be two participants for each event.

    To keep the discussions more cozy, space is limited to 20 attendees. Pizza and drinks are provided. 

    Click Here to Register

    Want to share your work?

    Contact Matthew Smith at

  6. Community Conversation - Navigating Divides: Addressing the Clash Between Conservative Views, Faith, Traditions and Modern Day Social Work Values

    April 23, 2024 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM ET

    Join us for a timely discussion titled "Navigating Divides: Addressing the Clash Between Conservative Views, Faith, Traditions, and Modern Day Social Work Values." 

    This conversation will focus on the challenges that social workers with conservative beliefs may face in an increasingly progressive field. We will explore how holding traditional religious or conservative views might impact perceptions of fit and effectiveness within the social work profession. This session is an opportunity to discuss the experiences of feeling excluded due to one's beliefs, the potential for bias, and strategies for navigating professional environments that may feel at odds with personal values.

    This is a time for conversation – to share feelings and experiences and talk together as a community.

    About the format: With these smaller Community Conversations, our hope is to explore restorative dialogue and build community, creating a space where we are all teachers and learners. We will draw heavily on practices from intergroup dialogue and restorative justice.

    Click Here to Register

  7. Field Ends for Winter 2024 Term

    April 24, 2024 (all day)

  8. MSW Prospective Student Information Session - Virtual MSW Prospective Student Information Session - Virtual

    April 29, 2024 - 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM ET

    This online session will provide the opportunity to learn more about the University of Michigan School of Social Work MSW program. Topics covered will include: Online Program, On-Campus Program, Curriculum Options, Application Process, Financial Aid, and more!

    All registered attendees will receive a recording of the session.

    Click here to register »

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