- Tradition& Prospect
Bearing the mature system of social work education, omitting fumble stage,
expanding the courses required for the new century.
- Macro Integration
Balancing both micro working skills and macro vision to teach with theory and
- Innovation and Reform
In response to the needs of social change s well as adjustment, innovation or
reform for better efficiency, we create the “The Legal Aspects of Social Work”
program and the “Multicultural Social Work” program.
- Multiple Reform
Assuring 6 aboriginal students enrollment every year and creating the
“Aboriginal Social Work" program.
- Health and Humanities
Valuing education and internship of community organization and development,
guiding students into communities for internship to help student experience
community work methods.
- Health and Humanities
Close relationship with College of Medical and Health Science and College of
Humanities and Social Sciences, through mutual support to provide humanity
According to the social needs, our department has adjusted and created innovative
courses. We keep planning professional programs to meet the social development trend
with health, care, innovation, and excellence of AU educational goals. We initiated
the Family and Community Health Program, The Legal Aspects of Social Work Program,
and the Multicultural Social Work Program to foster professional social workers for
Our Department pays attention to community development and organization work, guiding
students for community work methods. It undertakes government's entrusted programs for
cultivating community workers, including:
- Biking around Communities:
In order to encourage students to know and concern the local communities, we have held
the Biking Communities activity since 2005. The activities have been held for 5 years.
We purchased 20 bicycles in 2006 as tools for community teaching to facilitate the
faculty and students practicing in communities and extend interaction between university
- Setting up the AU Volunteer Service Team:
The Team serves communities around the school by providing multiple and
sustainable services for the elementary and secondary schools as well as institutions.
It also promotes the university-community partnership. The Team also joins the Taichung
County Peaceful Voluntary Service Team.
- Actively linking to communities to expand students' practical experiences:
We assisted the Nan-Liu Community to carry out an integrating program to care foreign
spouses, low-income families, and single-parent families. We conducted a youth program
by using theater workshop to foster volunteers. We went to prisons to conduct groupwork
programs as well as create an innovative course, called "Community Empowerment for the
- Village-officer as social worker:
This issue has been discussed for nearly 20 years. Both academics and practitioners do
nothing for it, we actively help students to attend the national exams to be qualified
for the position of villager-office.
Our department values multicultural education with assuring 6 aboriginal students
enrollment every year, the amount of aboriginal students in AU leads university social
work departments in Taiwan. This will encourage them to become co-learners and then
further to develop tribal welfare.The professional thinking of respect for multiple
cultures will make a strong foundation for foreign spouses and new immigrants social