Fall 2019  |  PA 5311 Section 001: Program Evaluation (23992)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Partially Online
Class Attributes:
Community Engaged Learning
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/09/2019
Mon 08:00AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
 
09/23/2019
Mon 08:00AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
 
10/07/2019
Mon 08:00AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
 
10/21/2019
Mon 08:00AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
 
11/04/2019
Mon 08:00AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
 
11/18/2019
Mon 08:00AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
 
12/02/2019
Mon 08:00AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
Enrollment Status:
Open (28 of 29 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Principal methods, primary applications of evaluation research as applied to policies/programs in health/human services, education, or the environment. Conducting evaluations. Becoming a critical consumer of studies. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
Class Notes:
Class meets alternating weeks. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?bern0201+PA5311+Fall2019
Class Description:
This course provides an overview to program evaluation in public affairs. It explores the complexities and realities of conducting program evaluation studies in community-based settings, such as public agencies, schools, non-profit organizations, and collaborative initiatives. The overall purpose of this course is to provide students with a theoretical framework and practical strategies for conducting community-based evaluation studies.
Learning Objectives:

At the end of the term students will: (a) Understand the purposes and uses of program evaluation in public policy and program delivery; (b) Be familiar with common program evaluation terminology and professional practices and ethics, (c) be able to design and implement an evaluation plan for a specific public or nonprofit program or initiative that is focused on engaging primary stakeholders in using the plan to answer important questions; (d) Recognize the cultural and power dynamics at play in evaluation-related efforts.

Grading:
65% Program evaluation field work

10% Reflection papers

10% Team presentation

10% Exam
5% Contribution to collective learning process
Class Format:

35% Small Group Activities

35% Large group Discussion

20% Lecture

5% Student Presentations

5% Individual reflection


Workload:

50 Pages Reading Per Week

2 Memos

1 Group Project
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23992/1199
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/bern0201_PA5311_Fall2018.pdf (Fall 2018)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/bern0201_PA5311_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
13 April 2018

ClassInfo Links - Fall 2019 5000 Level Public Affairs Classes Taught by Pete Bernardy

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