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

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