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  1. Online Program Semester Ends

    August 20, 2021

  2. Grades due (or 72 hours after exam, whichever comes first)

    August 23, 2021

  3. Jewish Communal Leadership Program Community Welcome Breakfast Jewish Communal Leadership Program Community Welcome Breakfast

    August 23, 2021 - 8:00am to 9:00am

    Please join the Jewish Communal Leadership Program students for our annual Community Welcome Breakfast!

    "Coffee, Community, and Conversation"

    This annual event is a great opportunity to connect incoming and returning JCLP students with community members over breakfast and thoughtful conversation.

    This year over Zoom, join us for thoughtful conversation and community. Log on and bring your own breakfast between 8 AM and 9 AM on Monday, August 23rd. 

    RSVP here to receive the Zoom information.

  4. Fall 2021 SSW International Student Orientation

    August 23, 2021 - 9:00am to 11:00am

    Fall 2021 SSW International Student Orientation will be held in person at the School of Social Work on Monday, August 23rd and will provide information for incoming MSW international students. The orientation will consist of a two-hour synchronous session from 9AM to 11AM (EDT), as well as short videos that can be accessed and viewed independently. An option will be provided to join this live session via Zoom for those that are unable to attend in person.

    Below is the agenda for the synchronous session:

    Dean’s and Office of Global Activities Welcome

    Ice Breaker & Student Introductions

    Overview of Orientation Videos

    Current Student Panel 

    Group Picture

    For those who would like to attend in person, please review UM’s COVID-19 & Travel FAQs (PDF version available here).

    RSVP HERE »

    Please note that all incoming MSW students are expected to attend Fall SEED Orientation. Various sessions will be held via Zoom each day on August 24, 25, and 26 with in-person sessions on Friday, 27.

    Mandatory Check-In will be virtual.

  5. SSW Book Club

    August 23, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    The SSW Book Club will meet via Zoom to discuss My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies by Resmaa Menakem.

    Join Zoom Meeting: https://umich.zoom.us/j/96921685804

    Be sure to use your umich email and SSO authentication.

    The ebook is available through the U-M Library.

    You are welcome to join our conversation, whether or not you have come before, and whether or not you finished the book.

  6. Orientation activities Residential Program (8/24 - 8/27)

    August 24, 2021

  7. Fall 2021 SEED Orientation

    August 24, 2021 to August 27, 2021

    Share, Explore, Engage, Discover (SEED) is the School of Social Work's fall orientation experience for incoming on-campus MSW students. All incoming on-campus MSW students should plan to join SEED Orientation Week activities. Various activities are scheduled each day during Fall SEED Orientation Week.

    At this time, synchronous online activities are planned for Tuesday, August 24 through Thursday, August 26 with IN-PERSON sessions scheduled for Friday, August 27. Optional virtual and in-person social events will be held during the week and hosted by current MSW students!

    Click here to view the SEED Orientation Schedule

    Click here to view the Social Events Calendar

  8. Income Support: How can Basic Income and Child Allowances reduce extreme economic inequality?

    August 24, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:15pm

    This Webinar is presented by the Social Work Grand Challenge to Reduce Extreme Economic Inequality, one of thirteen challenges. This Grand Challenge team is exploring the ways in which different policies and approaches can address economic inequality.

    This webinar is designed to explore the nature of Basic Income policies, including such related policies as Child Allowances. Social workers need to know about, understand, and consider their support for new policies and approaches that will address economic inequality and the consequent ills of material hardship; food, housing, and income insecurity; and racial and gender income and wealth gaps. The pandemic has made even more glaringly visible the nature of economic inequality in the United States, the intersection with race and gender, and the ramifications for health, education, and access to work. Basic Income and Child Allowances are related approaches designed to address both economic inequality and the insecurities and dangers it brings.

    RSVP here »

    Presenters

    Laura Lein, PhD, MA; Dylan Bellisle, PhD, MSW; Luke Shaefer, PhD, AM; Michael A. Lewis, PhD, MSW; Aisha Nyandoro, PhD, MA; Leah Hamilton, MSW; & Joan Hunt, MSW

    Learning Objectives

    Identify key measures of economic inequality and the impact of economic inequality.

    Describe ways in which income support programs can address economic inequality.

    Agenda

    1:00 - 1:30pm | Economic inequality in the United States and key income supports

    1:30 - 2:00pm | Issues and benefits in income support programs

    2:00 - 2:15pm | Implications of local income support programs for social work practice

    CE Approval Statement

    The University of Michigan School of Social Work, provider #1212, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. The University of Michigan School of Social Work maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 5/15/2020-5/15/2023. Social workers participating in this course will receive 1 synchronous online continuing education contact hour.

    Please see the CE Policies page for more information about continuing education.

  9. Pre-Field Orientation for Students starting Field in Fall 2021

    August 25, 2021 - 1:15pm to 3:00pm

    This is only for incoming MSW students who are starting their field placement in Fall 2021.

  10. Classes and Field Education begin full term Residential Program and registration for NCFD students

    August 30, 2021

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