Spring 2023  |  PA 5311 Section 001: Program Evaluation (57610)

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
 
01/27/2023
Fri 12:30PM - 03:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 50B
 
02/10/2023
Fri 12:30PM - 03:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 50B
 
02/24/2023
Fri 12:30PM - 03:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 50B
 
03/17/2023
Fri 12:30PM - 03:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 50B
 
03/31/2023
Fri 12:30PM - 03:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 50B
 
04/14/2023
Fri 12:30PM - 03:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 50B
 
04/28/2023
Fri 12:30PM - 03:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 50B
 
01/17/2023 - 05/01/2023
UMTC, West Bank
UMN ONLINE-HYB
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 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 (Jan 27, Feb 10, Feb 24, Mar 17, March 31, April 14, and April 28). There will be asynchronous work during the weeks class is not scheduled. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?varsh011+PA5311+Spring2023
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/57610/1233
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
4 August 2015

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