Fall 2022  |  PA 5311 Section 001: Program Evaluation (23806)

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
Enrollment Requirements:
Grad or Masters or Law
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/09/2022
Fri 12:30PM - 03:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 15
 
09/23/2022
Fri 12:30PM - 03:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 15
 
10/07/2022
Fri 12:30PM - 03:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 15
 
10/21/2022
Fri 12:30PM - 03:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 15
 
11/04/2022
Fri 12:30PM - 03:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 15
 
11/18/2022
Fri 12:30PM - 03:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 15
 
12/02/2022
Fri 12:30PM - 03:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 15
 
09/06/2022 - 12/14/2022
UMTC, West Bank
UMN ONLINE-HYB
Enrollment Status:
Closed (40 of 40 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
This course covers the core principals, methods, and implementation of evaluation research. Students will learn through an applied partnership with a nonprofit or state/local government clients. The course is designed for both students interested in a potential career in evaluation and those that want to be better consumers of research. Past programmatic/policy areas included health and human services, education, environment science, economic development, transportation, and evidence-based policymaking.
Class Notes:
Class will meet in person during the scheduled class times. There will be asynchronous work during the weeks class is not scheduled. Please contact the instructor at merri560@umn.edu with questions or concerns. Students who want to take both PA 5311 and PA 5080 will need to submit a class time conflict form (https://onestop.umn.edu/academics/class-time-conflict). The conflict will be approved. Submit the form using grimes004 as the approver. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?merri560+PA5311+Fall2022
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.
Grading:
50% Program Evaluation Field Work

25% Reports/Papers/Memos

15% Student Presentations

10% Participation
Class Format:

30% Lecture

20% Small Group Activities

20% Student Presentations

15% Discussion

10% Laboratory

5% Guest Speakers
Workload:

50 Pages Reading Per Week

2 Reports/Papers/Memos

1 Presentation

1 Special Project
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23806/1229
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/merri560_PA5311_Spring2020.pdf (Spring 2020)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
4 August 2015

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