Student Representation on GSSW Committees
Student representation on select Garland School standing committees is an integral part of the School’s governance. Students currently enrolled at the Garland School of Social Work are eligible to serve as student representatives on committees within the GSSW. Participation within the committees provides student's an opportunity to bring student perspective and discuss various aspects of the Garland School of Social Work.
If you are interested in serving as a student representative on a GSSW committee please fill out this form.
2023-2024 Available Committees:
Building & Emergency Committee
This committee's role is to analyze accessibility & emergency management initiatives and evaluate their effectiveness and make necessary implementations. The committee also supports the beautification efforts of the Garland School of Social Work space.
This committee provides oversight and direction to the curriculum for both the BSW and MSW programs. Any changes related to program objectives, course objectives, and courses are approved through this committee. The Curriculum Committee has sub-committees of curriculum teams whose specific tasks relate to areas of study (i.e., practice, theory, policy, research) and the horizontal and vertical integration of these courses, and continuous improvement of the curriculum. The committee also provides support and direction in the implementation of EPAS competencies and behaviors.
Student Development Committee
The Student Development committee provides growth and retention for our student body through professional development opportunities, improvement of student life and community across the SW program levels, and recognition of student excellence. The faculty and staff selected to serve on this committee were chosen to generate ideas and opinions to strengthen student development resources available within the school.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee
The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee's objectives are to 1) Identify DEI trends, gaps, and strengths across all committees, admin practices, policies, and broader GSSW culture. 2) Document & Communicate DEI trends, gaps, and strengths on a regular basis to the admin team and broader GSSW community. 3) Encourage, support, and advocate for changes in GSSW DEI-related practices/processes and 4) Model anti-supremacist processes for committee representation/structure, workload, and decision-making.