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Office of the Dean

The Office of the Dean would like to stress that students are welcome and encouraged to use this vehicle to post items that are relevant to their class or to the entire student body. (As with the summer version of the Bulletin, notices of a personal nature will not be accepted - this includes notices regarding housing, employment, non-SSW events, rides, or personal items for sale.)

Deadlines and Issue Dates

October 26 October 21
November 30 November 23
January 4 December 21
February 1 January 27
March 1 February 24
April 5 March 31
April 19 April 14
May 3 April 28

Post-M.S.W. Fellowship in Clinical Social Work at UC Berkeley - NEW

The University Health Services at the University of California, Berkeley has announced their post-M.S.W. Fellowship for 2011-12. They are seeking 2 qualified applicants for this joint Fellowship in the Counseling and Psychological Services and Social Services units.

The Post-M.S.W. fellowship program is committed to providing a comprehensive training experience to support and facilitate the fellow's growth and development as a professional social worker. This program includes intensive supervision, didactic training seminars, mentorship, and a broad range of clinical, consultation and outreach experience.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have completed a Master's degree in Social Work prior to August 1, 2011 from an accredited training institution. Two years or more of supervised social work experience including direct clinical counseling experience is required.

APPOINTMENTS: The fellowshop is full time for 12 months beginning late August 2011. The stipend for the internship is $26,500. Medical insurance, vacation, sick leave, and professional development time are provided. Applications are due February 22, 2011.

Please see the University Health Service website for more details: http://www.uhs.berkeley.edu/home/joinourteam/cps/mswintern/letter.shtml

Cash Prize for Second Year Social Work Students and for Grad Schools of Social Work

The Center for Clinical Social Work is pleased to announce a new cash award program for master's-degree programs in social work. The Howard D. Snooks Prize of $2000 will go to the master's program whose students submit the largest number of eligible papers in the Center's annual Judith Holm Memorial Awards contest.

The Holm Awards, also of $2000 each, go to second-year graduate students intending to become Clinical Social Workers. They compete on the basis of papers written about interventions from final-year field placements (see guidelines at http://www.centercsw.org/student-awards.html ).

The Snooks Prize will be awarded on the basis of student participation.

The Snooks Prize is named for the long-time President of the Center's Board of Directors, Howard D. Snooks, M.S.W. '75, Ph.D. '92, B.C.D., of Boulder, Colorado.



Upcoming Deadlines for Field and Other Departments

November 5 Issue Oriented Field Report due to FFA 1st & 2nd year M.S.W. students
  Agency Assessment All A.S. students
November 10 Monthly Narrative & Statistical Report due to FFA All 1st & 2nd year M.S.W. students; All A.S. students
No later than November 15 Approval for Community Practice Project from CPPA 1st year M.S.W. students
Mid-November Payment deadline for post-resident students not going on leave of absence in Winter Term II  
November 20 Community Practice Project Monthly Progress Report due to CPPA

1st year students

November 25-26 Thanksgiving Break  


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Important BannerWeb Changes Coming October 25 - NEW

On Monday, October 25, the college will implement enhanced security procedures for BannerWeb, including new rules for creating BannerWeb PINs and new security questions. The first time you log in to BannerWeb after October 24, you will be required to follow a special procedure to access your account. We recommend that you go through this process soon so that you are not having to do it at a more stressful time. For more information and full instructions, see: http://www.smith.edu/tara/bannerweb/bannerweb_pin.html.

Syllabi on Moodle - NEW

At students' request, the Office of Academic Support Services, in conjunction with the Moodle Administrator, has created a Moodle page that contains pdfs of all course syllabi for Summer 2010. It can be found in Moodle under your course list and is called "SSW Syllabi - Summer 2010." We hope you find this useful.


Reminder about Mailings and Timelines from Financial Aid Office

Student bills are sent out monthly with the exception of May and August. (In May students are in transit and getting ready to come to SSW. In August, students are relocating to their field sites and addresses are being updated during this time).


Please remember to check your Smith email regularly and check this timeline for upcoming dates:



Interim Thesis Deadlines for the Class of 2011 - NEW

The Thesis Guidelines has some interim deadlines that may help keep everyone on track. December 3, 2010 is an interim time line for revision or completion of the literature review and/or beginning of the methodology for empirical theses or the phenomenon and first theory chapters for theoretical theses.

January 28, 2011 is the deadline for the submission of the HSR application. Data collection should ideally be completed by the end of March. These interim deadlines were added in the spirit of keeping the work moving forward.