MARCH 2011

Office of the Dean Office of Academic Support Services
Field Department Thesis Information
Financial Aid Office Student Announcements

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

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

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:



Upcoming Deadlines for Field and Other Departments

FEB 1 - MAR 20 Financial Aid Award decisions sent out; signed and completed paperwork due back to Financial Aid Office within 15 days of receipt of Financial Aid award notification All 1st and 2nd year students
MAR 1 Deadline for AS students to select electives AS students
  Research advisors for AS students send approval for course overload to Jean LaTerz AS students
MAR 6-9 BannerWeb registration begins March 6, 3:00pm eastern time 3rd summer MSW students
MAR 10 Monthly Narrative and Statistical Report due to FFA ALL 1st and 2nd year MSW students; all AS students
MAR 20 Financial aid deadline for all materials to be received at the school  
MAR 20 Community Practice Project Monthly Progress Report due to all FFAs 1st and 2nd year MSW students
MAR 27-30 BannerWeb registration for 2nd summer students (electives) begins March 27, 3:00pm eastern time 2nd summer students
APR 1 Deadline to appeal financial aid award decisions  


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Spring Planning Guide Online - 2nd and 3rd Summer Students - NEW

The Spring Planning Guide is now online and contains many important dates and deadlines.

Elective Registration - 2nd Summer Students - NEW

You should by now be familiar with the BannerWeb registration procedures that you will undertake at the end of March. Information was contained in the February Bulletin and online. Once the 3rd summer students have registered for their electives, we will post an updated schedule for 2nd summer students in approximately mid-March.

Special Scheduling Needs - 2nd Summer Students

If you have special scheduling needs in advance of BannerWeb Registration in late March, you must submit your request to the Office of Academic Support Services ( or fax, 413/585-7994). Such requests must arrive at OAS by 4:00 p.m. on March 11, 2011, in order to be considered. Please see for details. If you have questions after reading the information there, please contact us and include your 99 number.

99 Number - 2nd & 3rd Summer Students

Please include your student ID (99) number with all correspondence with the school, including voice mail messages. Since there may be several students, past and present, with the same name, including your 99 number ensures that any requests for address changes, waivers, information, registration requests, etc., are completed for you in a timely and accurate manner.

2010 Moodle Courses - 2nd & 3rd Summer Students

This is a reminder that last year's courses will be deactivated in Moodle at the end of the third week of April. Please plan accordingly.

Server Status

Please bookmark the following url for refernce when the BannerWeb or other systems appear to not be working: We have found that power outages and other situations beyond the control of SSW occur with some frequency during times when our students are using BannerWeb (usually on the weekend when no SSW staff are available). This ITS site is the best way to learn whether a technical problem you are experiencing is the result of an emergency technical situation.



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.)

On the horizon...


  Deadline for Financial Aid is March 20, 2011. All materials must be received at the school on or before this date.


  Student bills go out for the 2011-12 academic year: tuition, room and board, activity fee.
  Appeal deadline for financial aid awards is April 15.





Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Programming

-from Sarah Williams
Do you have experience with sexual assault and relationship violence programming? Are you interested in collaborating with other students, sharing ideas, and creating a workshop to address sexual assault and relationship violence within the Smith and Northampton communities? I want to hear your ideas about how to create programming on this very important issue geared towards an adult audience. The workshop will take place the first week of the summer term. If you are interested, please contact Sarah Williams.



Presentation at UW (Seattle): Cultural Citizenship and Immigrant Community Identity - NEW

Professor Hye-Kyung Kang will present a colloquium based on her recent book, Cultural Citizenship and Immigrant Community Identity: Constructing a Multi-Ethnic Asian American Community, at University of Washington (UW) School of Social Work. This event is co-sponsored by the Seattle-area Smith College SSW Alumni Association and the UW SSW Doctoral Program.

The event will be held at the UW SSW and Seattle-area students are invited to attend: March 15, 2011, 4-6pm. Reception to follow the presentation.

Tutors Needed for Adult Basic Education

Holyoke's Adult Basic Education classes are full and have long waiting lists. Classroom tutors help students progress faster, opening slots for those on the waiting list. We have more requests for tutors than we can fill - please consider joining the Holyoke/Tutor Mentor Program. For more information, call 413-552-2932, email, or visit the web site.

The Holyoke Tutor/Mentor Program operates in conjunction with the Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce and is funded by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and a Community Development Block Grant.