In AY2013-2014, GSSW launched an International Doctoral Program in Social Welfare, in collaboration with two Jesuit universities in Mexico and with funding from Santander Universities Foundation. The initial cohort includes one student from Universidad Iberoamericana, one from Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente (ITESO) and six from Boston College. During the first year, all students remain in their home countries and take two courses remotely, Survey of Research Methods in Social and Behavioral Science (Professor James Lubben) and Social Work Intervention Research (Professor Kevin Mahoney).
The instructors and their assistants worked with IDeS to create online versions of these courses, previously taught in the classroom. Course sites are currently in Blackboard Vista, with modules that include video introductions and recorded presentations, interviews with experts in the featured research methods, and opportunities for both synchronous and asynchronous interaction. Collaborations with other Jesuit Universities in Latin America are planned for future years.
- Professor James Lubben Director International Doctoral Program in Social Welfare (GSSW)
- Professor Kevin Mahoney GSSW
- Haesang Jeon GSSW '13
- Abby Schwartz GSSW '13
- Christopher Salas-Wright GSSW '16
- Alexandria Burke Assistant Director Student Services, International Doctoral Program in Social Welfare (GSSW)
- Mary Quirk Administrative Assistant Participant-Directed Services
- Brenda Vitale Assistant Director Student Services, Doctoral Program in Social Work (GSSW)
- Rick Sheiber Video Production Specialist Media Technology Services
- Gabriel LaRusso Instructional Web Producer IDeS
- Richard Aust Instructional Designer International Doctoral Program in Social Welfare (GSSW)
- Andrew Reynolds Instructional Designer International Doctoral Program in Social Welfare (GSSW)
- Sarah Castricum Instructional Designer IDeS
- Jeanne Po Associate Director IDeS