Aurora University is a private university offering 65 undergraduate and majors and minors and 16 graduate majors. Megan Fujita is the Associate Director of Accreditation for the Council on Social Work Education. in Education Policy where she studies higher education accountability policies.
Megan has experience as a social work clinician, and worked as a curriculum coordinator, organizing reaffirmation and assessment efforts at a school of social work prior to joining CSWE in 2014. served as an Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs from 2005-2015 at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, MI. Guevara was responsible for the University’s strategic planning, program assessment, student outcomes and benchmarking activities as well as overseeing university and specialized discipline specific re-accreditation processes.
The training concludes with a printable “next steps” checklist, so new field directors have a tangible guide for assuming responsibility of their school’s field program.
Participants will also be able to network with one another through a discussion forum and live quarterly live webinars.
These workshops are offered only as resources for programs in developing their program and classroom assessment activities.
For accreditation, programs should refer to the 2015 EPAS Reaffirmation Training. Zippay's research areas encompass community planning and community practice, and the ways in which place and social connections affect life prospects, including economic opportunity and social service utilization, for various subgroups of the poor. Zippay received funding from the National Institute of Mental Health to examine the ways in which communities and service agencies plan and locate psychiatric housing.
This research identified 'geographies of opportunity' that promote social and community inclusion, and factors associated with community opposition to special needs housing.
Other research examines resource mobilization and employment among low-income groups. Zippay has served as Associate Dean for Curriculum, and was a participant in the Management Development Program at the Harvard University Institute for Higher Education.
A licensed clinical social worker, Williamson's past experience in social work leadership involved managing programs in child welfare, outpatient mental health and addictions, prenatal services and HIV clinical and preventive care.
Her management of clinical programming included the development and implementation of services; program monitoring and evaluation; and the procurement and management of State and Federal grants.
She helped design and implement data management systems to streamline collection and analysis of assessment and strategic planning data.