The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 10,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
Here are some resources culled from Twitter hashtag #FergusonSyllabus:
- The Social Work Response to Ferguson: #MacroSW Twitter Chat for October 9, 2014 (via #MacroSW chat archive on Storify)
- Do’s and Don’ts for Teaching About Ferguson (via The Root)
- #FergusonSyllabus and Teaching Resources by Discipline (via City University of New York Office of Career Planning and Professional Development)
- Teaching about Ferguson (via Teaching for Change) – Lessons and content on police brutality, history of racism, international human rights, militarization of police, student fear and resilience, and housing inequality
- Ferguson Syllabus (via Sociologists for Justice)
- Resources for Addressing Ferguson in the Classroom (via Education Week Teacher)
- Teaching the #FergusonSyllabus (via Dissent Magazine)
- #FergusonSyllabus (via The Chronicle of Higher Education)
- #FergusonSyllabus: The #FergusonFiasco and Teaching African American Theology (via Wabash Center Race Matters in the Classroom)
Igniting the Fire: Creating and Sustaining Innovation in Macro Social Work Practice #MacroSW 10/23, 9pm EST
- How do we build macro social work innovation?
- How do we build macro social work in a sustainable way?
- Lots of individual shops, but not working together
- Even when working together, where is quality?
- How can macro social workers become more influential? How can we lead the conversations?
- How can social workers make an impact NOW?
- Development, Impact, & You (DIY): Practical Tools to Trigger & Support Social Innovation
- Innovation in Social Work: Where Does it Come From?
- If Steve Jobs Had Been a Social Worker
#MacroSW chats is a live Twitter chat the focuses on macro social work practice. It takes place on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month at 9:00 PM EST. The chat is a collaboration between the Association of Community Organization and Social Administration (ACOSA), University of Southern California – School of Social Work, the University at Buffalo – School of Social Work, The Network for Social Work Management (NSWM), and Karen Zgoda, Instructor at Bridgewater State University.
(Editor’s note: I am a copy editor at JSWVE)
The term papers will be collected by the JSWVE editorial board and judged by a board of professionals not associated with JSWVE. Winning papers will be published in the Fall 2015 issue of the Journal.
Details for the contest are:
- Must have a central theme of social work values or social work ethics
- Must be written as an MSW or BSW student (student may have graduated)
- Must be nominated by a faculty member (the nominating professor’s name will be published)
- Must follow the general manuscript submission guidelines found at
- Must be in APA citation style (except NO headers, NO footers, and NO page numbers)
- Deadline for submission: May 15, 2015
- Paper must be submitted by email to email@example.com with a copy sent to
- Winning term papers will be published in The Journal of Social Work Values and Ethics in the fall
issues of 2015.
- Judges will be professionals who are NOT associated with the JSWVE editorial board
Judging criteria will include:
- Demonstration of Critical Thinking
- Relevance to Theme of Social Work Values and Ethics
- Relevance and Interest of Essay to Social Work Students, Practitioners, and/or Academics
- Coverage of the Topic
- Use of Relevant, Scholarly Citations
- Coherence (flow of ideas)
- Quality of Writing (literary competence, spelling, grammar, organization)
- Originality (of topic, ideas, and/or arguments)