14 classes matched your search criteria.

Spring 2021  |  PA 5311 Section 001: Program Evaluation (54199)

Instructor(s)
No instructor assigned
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
 
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 35 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:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?smerri560+PA5311+Spring2020
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/54199/1213
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
4 August 2015

Fall 2020  |  PA 5311 Section 001: Program Evaluation (20713)

Instructor(s)
No instructor assigned
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
 
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 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.
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/20713/1209
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
4 August 2015

Spring 2020  |  PA 5311 Section 001: Program Evaluation (65490)

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
 
01/22/2020
Wed 02:30PM - 05:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 15
 
02/05/2020
Wed 02:30PM - 05:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 15
 
02/19/2020
Wed 02:30PM - 05:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 15
 
03/04/2020
Wed 02:30PM - 05:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 15
 
03/18/2020
Wed 02:30PM - 05:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 15
 
04/01/2020
Wed 02:30PM - 05:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 15
 
04/15/2020
Wed 02:30PM - 05:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 15
 
04/29/2020
Wed 02:30PM - 05:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 15
Enrollment Status:
Open (26 of 35 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:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?smerri560+PA5311+Spring2020
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/65490/1203
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
4 August 2015

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

Spring 2019  |  PA 5311 Section 001: Program Evaluation (58189)

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
 
01/23/2019
Wed 02:30PM - 05:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 15
 
02/06/2019
Wed 02:30PM - 05:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 15
 
02/13/2019
Wed 02:30PM - 05:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 15
 
02/27/2019
Wed 02:30PM - 05:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 15
 
03/27/2019
Wed 02:30PM - 05:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 15
 
04/10/2019
Wed 02:30PM - 05:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 15
 
04/24/2019
Wed 02:30PM - 05:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 15
 
05/01/2019
Wed 02:30PM - 05:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 15
 
03/13/2019
Wed 02:30PM - 05:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 15
Enrollment Status:
Open (30 of 35 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:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?sandf002+PA5311+Spring2019
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 conceptual framework and practical strategies for conducting community-based evaluation studies.

We use a project-based approach that will allow us to compare and contrast different evaluation projects across the course --from establishing guiding evaluation questions to instrumentation, data collection, data analysis, and presentation of findings to multiple audiences. Over the course of the semester, students will work in teams to design and develop their own comprehensive evaluation plan for a selected "real world" program run in a public or nonprofit organization.

prereq: Grad student or instr consent

Who Should Take This Class?:
Graduate students who enjoy 'real world' application of ideas and want to develop professional experiencing working with professionals on field-based problems.
Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the purposes and uses of program evaluation in public policy and program delivery;
  • Be familiar with common program evaluation terminology, professional practices and ethics;
  • Be able to design an evaluation plan for a specific public or nonprofit program or initiative. Use and employ a logic model, apply appropriate research strategies, and engage primary stakeholders in using products developed;
  • Recognize and navigate the cultural and power dynamics at play in evaluation-related efforts.
  • Grading:
    Students will complete various assignments and receive weighted grades. The client-based field work in which general ideas about evaluation are applied are 55% of the overall class grade. Peer evaluation of students' participation in the fieldwork teams is also 15% of the overall grade.
    Exam Format:
    Final paper for a community-based client and presentation. Short individual exam (15% of course grade) in middle of term on key concepts.
    Class Format:
    Hybrid course. Nine face-to-face sessions from 2:30 to 5:30 on the day of meeting. Virtual lectures on other weeks.
    Workload:
    Like all graduate courses, you should plan to spend about 15 -20 hours per week on course related activities and assignments.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58189/1193
    Syllabus:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/sandf002_PA5311_Spring2019.pdf
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/sandf002_PA5311_Spring2016.pdf (Spring 2016)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    4 January 2019

    Fall 2018  |  PA 5311 Section 001: Program Evaluation (32129)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Class Attributes:
    Community Engaged Learning
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    09/10/2018
    Mon 08:00AM - 11:00AM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
     
    09/24/2018
    Mon 08:00AM - 11:00AM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
     
    10/08/2018
    Mon 08:00AM - 11:00AM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
     
    10/22/2018
    Mon 08:00AM - 11:00AM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
     
    11/05/2018
    Mon 08:00AM - 11:00AM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
     
    11/19/2018
    Mon 08:00AM - 11:00AM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
     
    12/03/2018
    Mon 08:00AM - 11:00AM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (26 of 32 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:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?bern0201+PA5311+Fall2018
    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/32129/1189
    Syllabus:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/bern0201_PA5311_Fall2018.pdf
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/bern0201_PA5311_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    13 April 2018

    Spring 2018  |  PA 5311 Section 001: Program Evaluation (54833)

    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
     
    01/22/2018
    Mon 08:00AM - 11:00AM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
     
    02/05/2018
    Mon 08:00AM - 11:00AM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
     
    02/19/2018
    Mon 08:00AM - 11:00AM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
     
    03/26/2018
    Mon 08:00AM - 11:00AM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
     
    04/09/2018
    Mon 08:00AM - 11:00AM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
     
    04/23/2018 - 04/30/2018
    Mon 08:00AM - 11:00AM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
     
    03/05/2018
    Mon 08:00AM - 11:00AM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (35 of 36 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:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?bern0201+PA5311+Spring2018
    Class Description:

    This course provides an introductory overview to program evaluation as it is used in public affairs. Through working on a ‘real world' project, students will understand the complexities and realities of conducting a program evaluation using a utilization approach.


    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

    20% Reports/Papers/Memos

    10% Student Presentations

    5% Quizzes
    Class Format:

    30% Lecture

    20% Small Group Activities

    20% Student Presentations

    15% Discussion

    10% Laboratory

    5% Guest Speakers
    Workload:

    50 Pages Reading Per Week

    4 Memos

    1 Presentation

    1 Group Project
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54833/1183
    Syllabus:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/bern0201_PA5311_Spring2018.pdf
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/bern0201_PA5311_Fall2018.pdf (Fall 2018)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    27 January 2018

    Spring 2017  |  PA 5311 Section 001: Program Evaluation (55341)

    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
     
    01/27/2017
    Fri 10:00AM - 05:00PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 15
     
    02/17/2017
    Fri 10:00AM - 05:00PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 15
     
    03/10/2017
    Fri 10:00AM - 05:00PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 15
     
    03/31/2017
    Fri 10:00AM - 05:00PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 15
     
    04/21/2017
    Fri 10:00AM - 05:00PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 15
    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 will meet on 1/27, 2/17, 3/10, 3/31, and 4/21..http://classinfo.umn.edu/?sandf002+PA5311+Spring2017
    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 conceptual framework and practical strategies for conducting community-based evaluation studies.

    We use a project-based approach that will allow us to compare and contrast different evaluation projects across the course --from establishing guiding evaluation questions to instrumentation, data collection, data analysis, and presentation of findings to multiple audiences. Over the course of the semester, students will work in teams to design and develop their own comprehensive evaluation plan for a selected "real world" program run in a public or nonprofit organization.

    prereq: Grad student or instr consent

    Grading:
    Students will complete various assignments and receive weighted grades. The client-based field work in which general ideas about evaluation are applied are 50% of the overall class grade. Peer evaluation of students' participation in the fieldwork teams is also a part of the overall grade.
    Exam Format:
    Final paper for a community-based client and presentation
    Class Format:
    Hybrid course. Five face-to-face sessions from 10:00 - 5:00 on the day of meeting This course is being redesigned for this format for spring 2016, so a syllabus will be posted when it is fully fleshed out.
    Workload:
    Like all graduate courses, you should plan to spend about 15 -20 hours per week on course related activities and assignments.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/55341/1173
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/sandf002_PA5311_Spring2019.pdf (Spring 2019)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/sandf002_PA5311_Spring2016.pdf (Spring 2016)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    2 November 2015

    Spring 2016  |  PA 5311 Section 001: Program Evaluation (54971)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    Partially Online
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/29/2016
    Fri 10:00AM - 05:00PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
     
    02/12/2016
    Fri 10:00AM - 05:00PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
     
    03/11/2016
    Fri 10:00AM - 05:00PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
     
    04/15/2016
    Fri 10:00AM - 05:00PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
     
    05/06/2016
    Fri 10:00AM - 05:00PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
    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:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?sandf002+PA5311+Spring2016
    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 conceptual framework and practical strategies for conducting community-based evaluation studies.

    We use a project-based approach that will allow us to compare and contrast different evaluation projects across the course --from establishing guiding evaluation questions to instrumentation, data collection, data analysis, and presentation of findings to multiple audiences. Over the course of the semester, students will work in teams to design and develop their own comprehensive evaluation plan for a selected "real world" program run in a public or nonprofit organization.

    prereq: Grad student or instr consent

    Grading:
    Students will complete various assignments and receive weighted grades. The client-based field work in which general ideas about evaluation are applied are 50% of the overall class grade. Peer evaluation of students' participation in the fieldwork teams is also a part of the overall grade.
    Exam Format:
    Final paper for a community-based client and presentation
    Class Format:
    Hybrid course. Five face-to-face sessions from 10:00 - 5:00 on the day of meeting This course is being redesigned for this format for spring 2016, so a syllabus will be posted when it is fully fleshed out.
    Workload:
    Like all graduate courses, you should plan to spend about 15 -20 hours per week on course related activities and assignments.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54971/1163
    Syllabus:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/sandf002_PA5311_Spring2016.pdf
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/sandf002_PA5311_Spring2019.pdf (Spring 2019)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    2 November 2015

    Fall 2015  |  PA 5311 Section 001: Program Evaluation (25535)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    09/08/2015 - 12/16/2015
    Wed 06:00PM - 08:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 15
    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 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/25535/1159
    Syllabus:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/golds019_PA5311_Fall2015.pdf
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    4 August 2015

    Spring 2015  |  PA 5311 Section 001: Program Evaluation (55635)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Class Attributes:
    Delivery Medium
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/20/2015 - 05/08/2015
    Mon 06:00PM - 08:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Blegen Hall 415
    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 Description:
    Examines principle methods and primary applications of evaluation research as applied to policies and programs in health and human sevices, educationm or environment. Enables students to conduct evaluations and to be more critical consumers of the studies done by others.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/55635/1153
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/golds019_PA5311_Fall2015.pdf (Fall 2015)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    4 September 2007

    Fall 2014  |  PA 5311 Section 001: Program Evaluation (34314)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    09/02/2014 - 12/10/2014
    Mon 05:45PM - 08:30PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 15
    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.
    Class Description:
    Examines principle methods and primary applications of evaluation research as applied to policies and programs in health and human sevices, educationm or environment. Enables students to conduct evaluations and to be more critical consumers of the studies done by others.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/34314/1149
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    4 September 2007

    Spring 2014  |  PA 5311 Section 001: Program Evaluation (60825)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Class Attributes:
    Delivery Medium
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/21/2014 - 05/09/2014
    Mon 06:00PM - 08:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Blegen Hall 235
    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.
    Class Description:
    Examines principle methods and primary applications of evaluation research as applied to policies and programs in health and human sevices, educationm or environment. Enables students to conduct evaluations and to be more critical consumers of the studies done by others.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/60825/1143
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/sandf002_PA5311_Spring2019.pdf (Spring 2019)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/sandf002_PA5311_Spring2016.pdf (Spring 2016)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    4 September 2007

    Spring 2013  |  PA 5311 Section 001: Program Evaluation (56333)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Class Attributes:
    Delivery Medium
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/22/2013 - 05/10/2013
    Mon 06:00PM - 08:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 180
    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.
    Class Description:
    This course will explore the complexities and realities of conducting evaluation studies in community-based settings, including schools, non-profit organizations, and collaborative initiatives. The class will use a case study approach to compare and contrast different evaluation projects-from establishing guiding evaluation questions to instrumentation, data collection, data analysis, and presentation of findings to multiple audiences. Primary emphasis will be on evaluation ethics, theory-based evaluation and logic modeling in real world settings. Over the course of the semester, students will design and develop their own comprehensive evaluation plan for a selected program. "The art of evaluation involves creating a design and gathering information that is appropriate for a specific situation and particular policymaking context. In art there is no single, ideal standard. Beauty is in the eye of the beholders, and the evaluation beholders include a variety of stakeholders: decision makers, policy makers, funders, program managers, staff, program participants, and the general public. Any given design is necessarily an interplay of resources, practicalities, methodological choices, and personal judgments by the people involved". (Michael Quinn Patton, 2004)
    Grading:
    20% Reports/Papers
    30% Special Projects
    20% Written Homework
    20% In-class Presentations
    10% Class Participation
    Class Format:
    30% Lecture
    30% Discussion
    20% Small Group Activities
    10% Student Presentations
    10% Guest Speakers
    Workload:
    Other Workload: Participants will develop a comprehensive evaluation plan for a community-based initiative or nonprofit organization over the course of the semester.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/56333/1133
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    16 January 2012

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