The Commission on Accreditation of the Council on Social Work Education has reaffirmed the Freed-Hardeman University social work program, according to Dr. James P. Adams, chair of the commission.
The FHU social program was first accredited by CSWE in 1981, making FHU the first private school in the state to hold the accreditation. The current reaffirmation of the Bachelor of Social Work program is for eight years, ending in June 2020.
Nadine McNeal, social work program director, says the strength of the FHU program lies in its qualified and unified faculty. “They are committed to the university, the program and the profession,” she said. “Another very important strength of the program is the relationship with community partners. They help us stay abreast of best practices and provide resources and opportunities for our students’ development.”
McNeal believes the accreditation provides evidence that the FHU program “effectively prepares students to forge into a profession focused on service, justice, relationship enhancement, and overall empowerment of individual and societal change.”
Approximately 60 FHU students currently major in social work. Additional information about the program may be obtained by contacting McNeal at 731-989-6644 or email@example.com