Advanced Standing - Students who have an undergraduate degree in social work, and enter into our program in the Advanced Year. Their BSW substitutes for the Foundation Year courses
Advanced - Students who are in the second year or advanced part of the MSW program and have completed 30 hours.
BACS - Board Approved Clinical Supervisor. LCSW with 5 years of experience and approved by the State Board of Social Work Examiners to provide LCSW supervision to MSW.
Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) - Accrediting body for all graduate and undergraduate schools of social work.
CSW - Certified Social Worker - Refers to individual with a Masters in Social Work from an accredited School of Social Work who has not taken or not passed a state board exam for licensure in Louisiana.
Field Supervisor - Licensed Social worker who is responsible for the completion of all documentation for the School, and providing a minimum of one hour per week of supervision to the student. In most cases, this person is also responsible for assignment of tasks to the intern. In situations where these duties are shared with a Task Supervisor, the LCSW is responsible for assisting the student to connect the tasks to the larger social work profession.
LABSWE – Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners - The proper regulatory authority over social work practice in Louisiana to safeguard the public health, safety, and welfare of the people of this state against unauthorized, unqualified and improper practice of social work.
LCSW - Licensed Clinical Social Worker - An MSW with 3 years of post MSW experience who has met certifications requirements and passed a State Board Exam for licensure in the state of Louisiana.
LMSW – Licensed Master Social Worker - Refers to individual with a Masters in Social Work from an accredited School of Social Work who has passed a state board exam for licensure in Louisiana.
Faculty Liaison - Refers to faculty members of the LSU School of Social Work who are assigned as “instructors of record”, and are ultimately responsible for assigning grades for students’ field work, after consultation with field supervisor. Liaisons are available to consult with the field supervisor(s) or students about any field concerns.
Foundation Year - Refers to the first 30 hours of the MSW program and to students who are enrolled in the first year. The first year focuses on the basic requirements established by the Council on Social Work Education, and allows for very little in the way of elective choices.
Online Student - Student enrolled exclusively in online classes.
On Campus Student - Student enrolled exclusively in on campus classes.
NASW - National Association of Social Work, a professional social work organization.
RSW - Registered Social Worker - Refers to a person who has a bachelors of social work degree from an accredited school of social work and is registered with the state board of social work examiners.
Task Supervisor - Refers to the person who assigns the students’ tasks and monitors day-to-day work performance. This is an agency employee who remains in consultation with the LCSW Supervisor on the students’ progress. Normally utilized by agencies without an LCSW on-site.