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Division of Social Work

College of Health Sciences

University of Wyoming

Dept. 3632

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071-2000

Phone: (307) 766-6112

Fax: (30) 766-6839

Email: sowkmail@uwyo.edu

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Our Mission

Guided by the ethics, values, scholarly inquiry, and practice principles of the social work profession, the mission of the University of Wyoming's Division of Social Work is to educate and prepare students to become effective, ethical, and competent generalist social workers by providing quality learning opportunities for leadership in promotion of social, economic and environmental justice for diverse populations in the state of Wyoming, nationally, and internationally.

Our Vision

The Division of Social Work envisions a global community in which our graduates serve as ethical social work leaders who promote social, economic and environmental justice, human rights, and health and well-being for individuals, families, organizations, and communities.

Goals

In furtherance of its mission, the Division of Social Work embraces a set of goals that encompass the wide range of faculty activities, students' experiences throughout their academic life, and the collaborative activities among professionals who join in serving our mission. These goals include:

  • Educate students for "frontier" generalist (BSW) social work practice that is especially relevant to frontier and rural communities;

  • Infuse the concepts of social, economic, and environmental justice, grounded in a commitment to human rights and critical thinking, across the curriculum;

  • Provide students with opportunities to engage in meaningful professional relationships, interprofessional collaboration, and professional development;

  • Create avenues for faculty and student participation in innovative research and scholarship;

  • Provide opportunities for involvement in policy advocacy and social action at the local, state, and national levels;

  • Engage students in the development of practice skills through community-based work with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities; and

  • Facilitate learning opportunities to enhance student awareness of diverse cultures and develop the ability to practice in an increasingly globalized society.

Values

The Division of Social Work upholds the University of Wyoming's values:

  • Exploration and Discovery:  Free, open and unfettered exploration and discovery supported by rigorous peer review and the communication and application of that scholarship, constitute the core principles and practices of this university.

  • Innovation and Application: Creative thinking leads to new knowledge, inspires student achievement and brings practical innovation to our communities.

  • Disciplinarity and Interdisciplinarity: Knowledge advances through intense and focused study and also in the intersection of ideas and disciplines. UW cultivates the energy of individual and collaborative advances.

  • Integrity and Responsibility: Outstanding teaching, learning and scholarship rely on the principles of integrity, responsibility and trust throughout our community.

  • Diversity and Internationalization: A diverse and international community that includes and respects different ethnicities, genders, sexualities, abilities, cultures and worldviews multiplies our capacity to explore, innovate and educate.

  • Engagement and Communication: Engagement with local, state, tribal, national and global constituencies inspires our daily work. We are committed to active outreach and clear communication.


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Division of Social Work

College of Health Sciences

University of Wyoming

Dept. 3632

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071-2000

Phone: (307) 766-6112

Fax: (30) 766-6839

Email: sowkmail@uwyo.edu

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