This course addresses evaluation, or the systematic investigation of the merit, worth, or significance of an initiative or program. In other words, it focuses on strategic processes to understand impact and improve efficacy. This represents an area of increasing relevance in public and non-profit sectors, often in the form of data-informed decision-making or evidence-based practice. Ultimately, this course is designed to allow student to effectively develop and utilize evaluation in a public, non-profit, or related intervention setting.
Topics covered will include, but are not limited to:
Throughout the semester, students will build their knowledge in experiential manner by applying learning to a specific real-world initiative. This will allow students to gain closer understanding of how to develop and utilize evaluation in practice.
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