The USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work is closely monitoring the evolving COVID-19 situation, both across the country and around the world. We are working closely with university officials to ensure the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and alumni. Please visit the university's dedicated COVID-19 website for the most up-to-date information and announcements.
During this time, we will be adding school-specific resources for students to this page, for easy access and reference.
HIGHFLEX/HYFLEX INSTRUCTION FOR CAMPUS-BASED PROGRAMS
At the moment, the school is planning to administer its campus-based programs in a HighFlex/HyFlex format, which will allow students to attend class in person and virtually. The school’s online programs will continue to operate online. Attendance for the school’s campus-based programs will depend on local, state and federal public health guidelines. To learn more about HighFlex/HyFlex instruction, please watch the videos below.
Introduction to HighFlex/HyFlex
The Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work is adapting its campus-based MSW classes to HighFlex/HyFlex instruction to give students ultimate flexibility this fall semester. In this video, Associate Professor Devon Brooks introduces us to the HighFlex/HyFlex concept and its unique student experience.
MSW Course Spotlight: SOWK 630
Associate Professor Devon Brooks walks us through SOWK 630: Diversity, Social Justice, and Culturally Competent Social Work Practice. This unique course gives students a chance to reflect on critical issues related to diversity and social justice. Students will discuss timely issues, including Black Lives Matter and how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting society at large.
COVID-19 Emergency Assistance for Currently Enrolled Students: Fund to help current students with extraordinary one-time costs that have arisen due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The maximum amount of emergency assistance provided from this grant is $3,000. Students should login to their FAST page and follow the instructions in the Document Library to upload the completed form.
Student Basic Needs: Centralized resources for students who are food, housing, and financially insecure.
Student Quick References Guide: University and social work support services.
Dworak-Peck Connect: Sign up and start connecting with other students, alumni, faculty and staff.
USC Student Health "Let's Talk" Virtual Sessions: Facilitated by a clinician, students can drop into a session to discuss how to cope with the current COVID-19 disruptions and social distancing.
USC Writing Center: Consultations now available online, by appointment only, March 25 - May 1 (appointment reservations begin March 24)
USC Libraries' COVID-19 Updates: Although physical libraries are closed, online resources to support remote learning are available, including Ask-a-Librarian virtual reference service.
USC Libraries COVID-19 Public Health National & International Government Coronavirus Resources: Created by Norris Medical Library.