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OCTOBER 25, 2011

About the Bulletin

The Bulletin offers relevant notices, reminders, and deadlines for School for Social Work students. Students are encouraged to use the SSW Bulletin as a vehicle to post items that are relevant to their class or to the entire student body.

The Bulletin is updated weekly during the summer terms, and monthly throughout the fall and spring.

Next Submission Deadline: November 22

Field Placement Has Begun!

We would like to invite students to use this vehicle to post items that are relevant to their class or to the entire student body. Submission deadlines are listed below:

Submission Deadline
To Be Issued On
November 22
November 29
December 20
January 3
February 2
February 7
March 1
March 6
March 22
April 3
April 12
April 17
April 26
May 1


Upcoming November Deadlines

Due Task Audience
Community Practice Project Monthly Progress Report due to CPPA
1st Year
Thesis proposal deadline to RA
2nd Year, AS'13*
Issue oriented report due to Faculty Field Advisors
1st & 2nd Year
11/4 Agency assessment AS'13*
Monthly narrative and statistical report due to Faculty Field Advisors
1st & 2nd Year, AS'13*
Deadline: approval for Community Practice Project from CPPA
1st Year
11/15 Deadline for post-resident students to apply for leave of absence in Winter Term 2 by request to the Associate Dean or to submit payment Post-resident students
11/20 Community Practice Project Monthly Progress Report due to CPPA 1st Year
11/24-25 Thanksgiving break All students

* Advanced Standing

HSR Planning Form and Deadline - NEW

This is a reminder that the Human Subjects Review PLANNING FORM (appendix A in the HSR Guidelines) is due on Friday, October 28, 2011. Please enter your name and check the appropriate box; email Laurie Wyman,, or send to her attention at:

Smith College School for Social Work
Lilly Hall 218
23 West Street
Northampton, MA 01063

Please make sure that your research advisor receives a copy of this completed form for their records.

Many of you are working on your HSR application and related materials. Remember that your research advisor needs to approve your application before you email it to Laurie in MS Word format. Call Laurie with any questions at 413-585-7974.

Admission Volunteers Needed! - NEW

From Irene Rodriquez Martin, Director of Graduate Enrollment
Prospective students are interested in speaking with real live students (aka YOU)! If you are willing to be contacted by a prospective student, please email me at Tell me your name, year, where you are placed, and any student groups you belong to or interests you might have. I look forward to hearing from you!

Library Purchases Counseling and Therapy Video - NEW

After receiving much positive feedback during the trial of this product, the Smith College Libraries purchased "Counseling and Therapy in Video," which contains videos relating to social work, psychotherapy, psychology & psychiatric counseling. It includes actual footage of consultations, counseling sessions, demos, interviews, lectures, personal narratives & dramatizations. The individual videos are listed in the library's online catalog; the collection is also accessible from the Databases by title page: and the Social Work page here.

Health Insurance

Students who have enrolled in the School's health insurance plan may have already seen that charge on their bills beginning 9/1/11, the coverage start date. Payment can be deferred until December, when your loan funds come in. You will not be charged interest fees during this period.

Social Media Arrives to the School for Social Work

We are pleased to announce our new Facebook Page and Twitter Feed! Like or follow us on:

  • Facebook:
  • Twitter: @smithcollegessw

The Bulletin will remain in place as the main vehicle for important reminders from the School. These additional channels will provide opportunities for our community to stay connected and engaged throughout the year.