Spring 2025  |  PA 5311 Section 001: Program Evaluation (56937)

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Class Component:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
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
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
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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 (Jan 19, Feb 2, Feb 16, Mar 1, Mar 15, Mar 29, April 12, and April 26). There will be asynchronous work during the weeks class is not scheduled. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?heima019+PA5311+Spring2024
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.
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

50 Pages Reading Per Week

2 Reports/Papers/Memos

1 Presentation

1 Special Project
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
4 August 2015

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