Quality Indicators

Our Mission

The mission of the Family & Human Services department is for students to attain the attitudes, skills, and knowledge to become effective, ethical, and compassionate human services professionals who engage in creative approaches to meet diverse individual, community, and societal needs.

Our Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees are both approved by NAADAC and the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board (BSRB) to provide the coursework required for students to become Licensed Addiction Counselors (LAC) and Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselors (LCAC). Click here to see NAADAC certification.

Our Associate’s degree is approved by the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) to provide the coursework required for students to become certified Person Centered Case Managers. See our Career Ladder in Addiction Counseling for more information.

The Family & Human Services Advisory Board is made up of practitioners/leaders in the Human Services professional community. We meet with them annually in order to share information with them and to seek advice and get feedback about our program. Our Advisory Board helps us keep our curriculum aligned with the changing needs of the field so that our graduates are employable and ready to meet the demands of the job.

Current assessment data indicates we are meeting our goals in each of our student learning outcome domains.

BAS Assessment Plan

BAS Assessment Report AY 17-18

MA Assessment Plan

MA Assessment Report AY 17-18

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon graduation, Family & Human Services students are expected to have met the following outcomes:

  1. Describe the historical development and scope of the Human Services field.
  2. Explain the foundational values of the Human Services field, including the promotion of strengths, diversity, social justice, and integrative wellness. 
  3. Demonstrate effective Human Services prevention, intervention, and evaluation skills.
  4. Display effective interpersonal and professional skills appropriate to the Human Services field.
  5. Adhere to the Ethical Standards for Human Services Professionals

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