Faculty Profile

Brenda Sweeten

Title
Clinical Associate Professor
Department
Social Work
College
College of Health and Public Service

    

Education

MSSW, University of Texas at Austin, 1996.
Major: Social Work
Degree Specialization: Social Work/Administration and Planning
BSW, Baylor Unviersity, 1995.
Major: Social Work
Degree Specialization: Social Work

Current Scheduled Teaching*

SOWK 5833.001, Social Work Advanced Field Seminar and Field Practicum I, Fall 2021 Syllabus
SOWK 5833.891, Social Work Advanced Field Seminar and Field Practicum I, Fall 2021 Syllabus

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

SOWK 5813.001, Social Work Foundation Field Seminar and Field Practicum II, Summer 10W 2021 Syllabus
SOWK 5813.891, Social Work Foundation Field Seminar and Field Practicum II, Summer 10W 2021 Syllabus
SOWK 5843.001, Social Work Advanced Field Seminar and Field Practicum II, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
SOWK 5843.891, Social Work Advanced Field Seminar and Field Practicum II, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
SOWK 4875.500, Social Work Field Practicum, Spring 2021 SPOT
SOWK 5833.001, Social Work Advanced Field Seminar and Field Practicum I, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
SOWK 5833.891, Social Work Advanced Field Seminar and Field Practicum I, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
SOWK 4875.001, Social Work Field Practicum, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
SOWK 5813.001, Social Work Foundation Field Seminar and Field Practicum II, Summer 10W 2020 SPOT
SOWK 5813.891, Social Work Foundation Field Seminar and Field Practicum II, Summer 10W 2020 SPOT
SOWK 5843.001, Social Work Advanced Field Seminar and Field Practicum II, Spring 2020 Syllabus
SOWK 5843.891, Social Work Advanced Field Seminar and Field Practicum II, Spring 2020 Syllabus
SOWK 4875.500, Social Work Field Practicum, Spring 2020
SOWK 5833.001, Social Work Advanced Field Seminar and Field Practicum I, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
SOWK 5833.891, Social Work Advanced Field Seminar and Field Practicum I, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
SOWK 1450.900, Introduction to Social Work, Summer 8W1 2019 SPOT
SOWK 1450.001, Introduction to Social Work, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
SOWK 4875.500, Social Work Field Practicum, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
SOWK 4870.001, Social Work Integrative Seminar, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
SOWK 4400.001, Social Work Practice II, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
SOWK 1450.001, Introduction to Social Work, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
SOWK 4875.001, Social Work Field Practicum, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
SOWK 4870.001, Social Work Integrative Seminar, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
SOWK 4400.001, Social Work Practice II, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
SOWK 1450.900, Introduction to Social Work, Summer 8W1 2018 Syllabus
SOWK 1450.950, Introduction to Social Work, Summer 8W1 2018
SOWK 1450.900, Introduction to Social Work, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
SOWK 4875.500, Social Work Field Practicum, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
SOWK 4870.001, Social Work Integrative Seminar, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
SOWK 4400.001, Social Work Practice II, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
SOWK 1450.900, Introduction to Social Work, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
SOWK 4875.701, Social Work Field Practicum, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
SOWK 4870.701, Social Work Integrative Seminar, Fall 2017 SPOT
SOWK 4400.001, Social Work Practice II, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
SOWK 1450.900, Introduction to Social Work, Summer 8W1 2017 Syllabus SPOT
SOWK 1450.900, Introduction to Social Work, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
SOWK 4875.500, Social Work Field Practicum, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
SOWK 4870.001, Social Work Integrative Seminar, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
SOWK 4800.001, Social Work Practice II, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
SOWK 1450.001, Introduction to Social Work, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
SOWK 4875.701, Social Work Field Practicum, Fall 2016 SPOT
SOWK 4870.701, Social Work Integrative Seminar, Fall 2016 SPOT
SOWK 4800.001, Social Work Practice II, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
SOWK 1450.001, Introduction to Social Work, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
SOWK 4875.500, Social Work Field Practicum, Spring 2016 SPOT
SOWK 4870.001, Social Work Integrative Seminar, Spring 2016 SPOT
SOWK 4800.001, Social Work Practice II, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
SOWK 1450.001, Introduction to Social Work, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
SOWK 4875.701, Social Work Field Practicum, Fall 2015 SPOT
SOWK 4870.701, Social Work Integrative Seminar, Fall 2015 SPOT
SOWK 4800.001, Social Work Practice II, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
SOWK 4900.705, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2015
SOWK 1450.001, Introduction to Social Work, Spring 2015 Syllabus
SOWK 4875.500, Social Work Field Practicum, Spring 2015
SOWK 4870.001, Social Work Integrative Seminar, Spring 2015
SOWK 4800.001, Social Work Practice II, Spring 2015 Syllabus
SOWK 1450.001, Introduction to Social Work, Fall 2014 Syllabus
SOWK 4875.701, Social Work Field Practicum, Fall 2014
SOWK 4870.701, Social Work Integrative Seminar, Fall 2014
SOWK 4800.001, Social Work Practice II, Fall 2014 Syllabus
SOWK 4000.001, Ethics and Professionalism in Practice, Spring 2014 Syllabus
SOWK 4875.500, Social Work Field Practicum, Spring 2014
SOWK 4870.001, Social Work Integrative Seminar, Spring 2014
SOWK 4800.001, Social Work Practice II, Spring 2014 Syllabus
SOWK 3500.002, Human Behavior and the Social Environment I, Fall 2013 Syllabus
SOWK 4875.701, Social Work Field Practicum, Fall 2013 Syllabus
SOWK 4875.702, Social Work Field Practicum, Fall 2013
SOWK 4870.701, Social Work Integrative Seminar, Fall 2013 Syllabus
SOWK 4870.702, Social Work Integrative Seminar, Fall 2013
SOWK 4800.001, Social Work Practice II, Fall 2013 Syllabus
SOWK 4875.701, Social Work Field Practicum, Summer 2013
SOWK 4870.701, Social Work Integrative Seminar, Summer 2013
SOWK 4700.002, Child Welfare Practice and Services, Spring 2013 Syllabus
SOWK 4000.001, Ethics and Professionalism in Practice, Spring 2013 Syllabus
SOWK 4875.002, Social Work Field Practicum, Spring 2013
SOWK 4870.002, Social Work Integrative Seminar, Spring 2013
SOWK 4700.001, Child Welfare Practice and Services, Fall 2012 Syllabus
SOWK 3500.002, Human Behavior and the Social Environment I, Fall 2012 Syllabus
SOWK 4875.702, Social Work Field Practicum, Fall 2012
SOWK 4870.702, Social Work Integrative Seminar, Fall 2012
SOWK 3500.001, Human Behavior and the Social Environment I, Summer 10W 2012
SOWK 4875.701, Social Work Field Practicum, Summer 2012
SOWK 4870.701, Social Work Integrative Seminar, Summer 2012
SOWK 4700.002, Child Welfare Practice and Services, Spring 2012 Syllabus
SOWK 4000.001, Ethics and Professionalism in Practice, Spring 2012 Syllabus
SOWK 4875.002, Social Work Field Practicum, Spring 2012
SOWK 4870.002, Social Work Integrative Seminar, Spring 2012
SOWK 4700.001, Child Welfare Practice and Services, Fall 2011 Syllabus
SOWK 3500.002, Human Behavior and the Social Environment I, Fall 2011 Syllabus
SOWK 4875.702, Social Work Field Practicum, Fall 2011
SOWK 4870.702, Social Work Integrative Seminar, Fall 2011
SOWK 4875.701, Social Work Field Practicum, Summer 2011
SOWK 4870.701, Social Work Integrative Seminar, Summer 2011
SOWK 4700.002, Child Welfare Theory, Practices and Services, Spring 2011 Syllabus
SOWK 4875.002, Social Work Field Practicum, Spring 2011
SOWK 4870.002, Social Work Integrative Seminar, Spring 2011
SOWK 4890.001, Topics in Social Welfare, Spring 2011 Syllabus
SOWK 4700.001, Child Welfare Theory, Practices and Services, Fall 2010 Syllabus
SOWK 3500.002, Human Behavior and the Social Environment I, Fall 2010 Syllabus
SOWK 4875.702, Social Work Field Practicum, Fall 2010
SOWK 4870.702, Social Work Integrative Seminar, Fall 2010
SOWK 4700.002, Child Welfare Theory, Practices and Services, Spring 2010

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Awarded Grants

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Contract
Sweeten, B. (Principal), "Foundation Fund for Foster Care Alumni Students (Private Family)," Sponsored by Anonymous, Private, $100000 Funded. (March 27, 20182028).
Grant - Research
Heard, M. (Principal), Vickery, J. (Supporting), Sweeten, B. (Supporting), Murrell, A. (Supporting), "UNT Faculty Mentoring Grant," Sponsored by UNT Faculty Success Office, Local, $5000 Funded. (September 2019May 2020).
Heard, M. (Principal), Vickery, J. (Supporting), Frith, J. (Supporting), Sweeten, B. (Supporting), Murrell, A. (Supporting), "UNT Faculty Mentoring Grant," Sponsored by UNT Faculty Success Office, University of North Texas, $5000 Funded. (September 2018May 2019).
Dicke, L. A., Sweeten, B., "Expanding Community Frontiers: PUSHing for Success," Sponsored by UNT PACS, University of North Texas, $4984.00 Funded. (2016).
Grant - Service
Sweeten, B. (Principal), "Program Support for Year-Round Case Management for Foster Care Alumni at UNT," Sponsored by Carl B. and Florence E. King Foundation, Private, $50000 Funded. (February 28, 2021August 31, 2022).
Sweeten, B. (Principal), "UNT PUSH Summer Bridge Program for Foster Care Alumni," Sponsored by Santander Consumer USA Foundation, Inc., Private, $85000 Funded. (June 1, 2019August 31, 2021).
Sweeten, B. L. (Principal), "Denton Benefit League Grant Recipient 2021," Sponsored by Denton Benefit League, Local, $4800 Funded. (January 14, 2021July 1, 2021).
Sweeten, B. (Principal), "Denton Benefit League Grant Recipient 2020," Sponsored by Denton Benefit League, Local, $4500 Funded. (January 13, 2020July 1, 2020).
Sweeten, B. (Principal), "UNT PUSH Sumemr Bridge Program," Sponsored by Carl B. and Florence E. King Foundation, Private, $40000 Funded. (January 1, 2019August 31, 2019).
Sweeten, B., "Denton Benefit League Grant Recipient 2019," Sponsored by Denton Benenfit League, Local, $5000 Funded. (January 14, 2019July 1, 2019).
Sweeten, B., "Denton Benefit League Grant Recipient 2018," Sponsored by Denton Benefit League, Local, $5000 Funded. (January 2018July 2018).
Sweeten, B., "Denton Benefit League Grant Recipient 2017," Sponsored by Denton Benefit League, Local, $5000 Funded. (January 2017July 2017).
Sweeten, B., "Denton Benefit League Grant Recipient 2016," Sponsored by Denton Benefit League, Local, $5000 Funded. (January 2016July 2016).
Sweeten, B., "Denton Benefit League Grant Recipient 2015," Sponsored by Denton Benefit League, Local, $6000 Funded. (January 2015July 2015).
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Overall
Summative Rating
Challenge and
Engagement Index
Response Rate

out of 5

out of 7
%
of
students responded
  • Overall Summative Rating (median):
    This rating represents the combined responses of students to the four global summative items and is presented to provide an overall index of the class’s quality. Overall summative statements include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 5 = Excellent, 3 = Good, and 1= Very poor):
    • The course as a whole was
    • The course content was
    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
    • The instructor’s effectiveness in teaching the subject matter was
  • Challenge and Engagement Index:
    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
    • The amount of effort to succeed in this course was
    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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