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Join GADE by attending the 2021 Council on Social Work Education's (CSWE) Annual Program Meeting (APM) at Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort on November 4-7, 2021! Below are sessions sponsored by GADE, recommendations for sessions to attend, and details on GADE resources. 

We look forward to seeing you there! 

-GADE Board of Directors

GADE Events at APM

Doctoral Student Connection Breakfast

Join GADE and CSWE for a complimentary breakfast at the Doctoral Student Connection Breakfast. 2021 GADE Awardees will be honored at this breakfast.

Doctoral Student Connection Breakfast
Friday, November 5, 2021
Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort
Fifth Level, Southern Hemisphere 3

Presenters: G. Lawrence Farmer, MSW, PhD; Kia J. Bentley, Ph.D., LCSW; Darla Spence Coffey, PhD, MSW


A Revision of the GADE Quality Guidelines for PhD Programs Panel

The GADE Guidelines for Quality in Doctoral Education are updated approximately every ten years, informed by a national survey of faculty, doctoral students, deans and directors, and doctoral program directors. This panel presents results from the national survey and a forum for social work educators to discuss important findings.

Learning Objectives:

  1. To report results from a national survey on guidelines for assessing quality doctoral education.
  2. To demonstrate guidelines for various aspects of a high-quality social work Ph.D. program, both explicit and implicit curriculum.
  3. To identify how views of high-quality social work Ph.D. programs differ by deans, directors, faculty, and students and specific information on technology, race, equity, and inclusion practices needed to guide quality Ph.D. programs.

A Revision of the GADE Quality Guidelines for PhD Programs
Friday, November 5, 2021
Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort
Lobby/Third Level, ‚ÄčOceanic 7

Presenters: Beverly Black, MSSW, PhD; Cynthia Franklin, PhD, LCSW, LMFT; G. Lawrence Farmer, MSW, PhD; Mo Yee Lee, PhD, RSW


CSWE-GADE Partnership Presentation: The State of Doctoral Education

More social work students are pursuing doctoral degrees today (3,421) compared to 5 years ago (2,545). Numbers of enrolled students in practice doctorate programs have greatly increased from 2014 to 2019, while practice and research doctorates have added programs. At the same time, the numbers of enrolled students in research doctorate programs have decreased consistently for the last decade. This session includes a presentation and discussion of the CSWE-GADE report on the current landscape of doctoral education in social work in the United States, highlighting trends in enrollment, student demographics, program offerings, students’ goals for completing the degrees, and more.

CSWE-GADE Report on Doctoral Education in Social Work
Friday, November 5, 2021
Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort
Lobby/Third Level, Asia 3

Presenters-CSWE: Ryan Bradshaw, Julie Rohads; Presenters-GADE: G. Lawrence Farmer, MSW, PhD; Michael LaSala, PhD; Mo Yee Lee, PhD, RSW


GADE Exhibitor Booth

Join GADE at our exhibitor booth #219! We will have GADE swag, resources, and you can speak with GADE members and volunteers!

GADE Exhibitor Booth
Atlantic Hall
Booth #219

GADE Recommended Sessions on Doctoral Education

Below are a few panels and presentations that might be of interest to GADE members and doctoral students attending the CSWE-APM.

  • Carl A. Scott Memorial Lecture: Dr. Darlyne Bailey on Friday, 9:00-10:30am; Pacific Hall B/First
  • Writing for Refereed Journals: Strategies to Get Your Paper Published on Friday, 10:30-11:30am; Europe 9, Lobby/Third Level
  • Publishing in Social Work Education: The International Journal—Meet the North American Editor on Friday, 6:30-7:30pm; Europe 10, Lobby/Third Level
  • Current Trends in Social Work Education: Results From the 2020 Annual Survey on Saturday, 2:15-3:15pm; Northern Hemisphere E-3/Fifth Level
  • Global Social Work Education Post-COVID: Present and Future on Saturday, 3:15-4:15pm; Oceanic 5, Lobby/Third Level
  • Educational Outcomes Assessment Critical Conversations About Race in the Development of Standardized Student Outcome Measures (Paper) on Saturday, 1:15-2:15pm; Session 623a
  • Evidence-Based Practice Developing Evidence-Based and Evidence-Supported Social Work Interventions with Diverse Populations (Interactive Workshop) on Saturday, 5:00-6:00pm; Session 520
  • Equipping Faculty in Critical DEI Conversations at Christian Institutions in Higher Education (Interactive Workshop) on Sunday, 1:15-2:25pm; Session 619
  • Leveraging Mass and Social Media for Critical Conversations Among Latinx Communities (Interactive Workshop) on Sunday, 1:15-2:15pm; Session 627
  • Teaching R and Jamovi in Program Evaluation: Finding Meaningful Patterns in Data (Interactive Workshop) on Friday, 3:00-4:00pm; Session 236
  • Social Work Education and White Supremacy: Strategies for Antiracist Pedagogy (Panel) on Friday, 10:30-1:30am; Session 101
  • Camera on or Camera off? Inclusivity and the Digital Divide (Interactive Workshop) on Saturday, 5:00-6:00pm; Session 543
  • Pushing Boundaries: Abolition and Mutual Aid as Paradigms for Social Work Education (Interactive Workshop) on Friday, 10:30-11:30am; Session 111

View the 2021 APM Final Program.

Join GADE at future CSWE-APMs! 

2022 Anaheim, CA: November 10–13
2023 Atlanta, GA: October 26–30
2024 Cincinnati, OH: October 24–27