School of Social Work
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A Message from Dean Stefan Krug:
Much faculty energy this semester has been devoted to the development of courses for our new online MSW Program: SocialWork@Simmons. Each SSW faculty course developer works with a team of 2U (our partner company) and Simmons content strategists, producers, and instructional designers over many months to bring to the online environment a truly extraordinary learning experience.
You may need to put aside everything you think you know about online programs. Simmons SSW online students meet weekly in small, live (synchronous) classes that are highly interactive and supported by web-based instructional content. They are placed in internships in or near the communities in which they live, anywhere in the country. They are taught by Simmons faculty, and supervised by Simmons-trained and approved Field Instructors. Students will benefit from a full range of resources and opportunities for engagement with each other and with the larger Simmons SSW community. This is a remarkable opportunity for our school, and for students who are now able to obtain a Simmons social work education without having to relocate to Boston. We welcome our first cohort of online students this July. I invite you to learn more about the program by going to our online program website: socialwork.simmons.edu.
We are saying a fond farewell to Emmie Homonoff, who is retiring after 25 years as a member of the Simmons Field Education Department faculty. Emmie has never deviated from her commitment to field education, the "heart" of social work education, and she has guided, coached, and mentored many generations of social work students. In recent years, she took on the additional responsibility of serving as Editor of the Field Educator, our online journal (firstname.lastname@example.org). We wish Emmie the very best as she steps away from her Simmons responsibilities."
I hope you will reach out with any questions you may have about our new programs and initiatives - I'd love to hear from you!
Stefan Krug '80SW, '94SWPhD
Dean, School of Social Work