Faculty Profile

Sarah Oliphant

Title
Assistant Professor
Department
Social Work
College
College of Health and Public Service

    

Education

PhD, The Catholic University of America, 2015.
Major: Social Work
Dissertation Title: The Impact of Social Networks on the Immigration Experience of Ethiopian Women
MSW, Washington University in St. Louis, 2001.
Major: Social Work
Degree Specialization: Social and Economic Development
BS, Brigham Young University, 1999.
Major: Social Work

Current Scheduled Teaching*

SOWK 5303.001, Social Work History and Social Welfare Policy, Fall 1 2019

* 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 5113.001, Human Behavior in the Social Environment II, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
SOWK 5113.891, Human Behavior in the Social Environment II, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
SOWK 5333.001, Social Work Advanced Policy Analysis, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
SOWK 5333.891, Social Work Advanced Policy Analysis, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
SOWK 5103.001, Human Behavior in the Social Environment I, Fall 2018 SPOT
SOWK 5103.891, Human Behavior in the Social Environment I, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
SOWK 5413.001, Social Work Program and Practice Evaluation, Fall 2018 SPOT
SOWK 5413.891, Social Work Program and Practice Evaluation, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT

* 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.

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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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