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Evaluation 101: The Evaluation Plan – Determining the Essential Information You Need to Know
Thursday, February 12, 2015 @ 9:00 AM-3:30 PM$55
This workshop costs $55 per person and is a partnership program of The Academy of Science – St. Louis and the University of Missouri – St. Louis and is being offered as part of the University’s Environmental Education Program Evaluation Chancellor’s Certificate. Click to Register Online
Instructors: Dr. Kathi Beyer, Semilla Bland, Jim Jordan, & Carolyn Noe
Evaluation 101 is a required workshop if you wish to receive the Environmental Education Program Evaluation Chancellor’s Certificate. This workshop counts six hours toward the Chancellor’s Certificate. If you cannot make the in-person workshop, we will have a taped version you can watch and from there complete an evaluation action plan to earn four hours toward the certificate.
This workshop is designed to introduce those new to evaluation to the processes of thinking about, planning, implementing and reporting an evaluation across a variety of settings. Evaluation can examine the design, processes, implementation and outcomes of a program. It enables an organization to better deliver services, demonstrate impact and provide information to guide future improvements. Program evaluation can take many different forms dependent on the needs and stage of development of the program being evaluated. The strategies used may include any or a variety of many different types of evaluation from needs assessments, to formative and summative results. The focus may be on the program design, process, outcomes, impacts or cost-effectiveness. The type of evaluation you undertake to improve your programs depends on what you want to learn about the program.
This workshop provides an overview of the evaluation process, linking program development with evaluation, developing and using a logic model to guide evaluation efforts and outcomes, and creating an evaluation plan.
The main topics covered in this workshop include:
- Identifying the main types of program evaluation, their purposes and use
- Writing objectives to guide the development of the evaluation plan
- Developing and using a logic model to guide the evaluation plan
- Planning to achieve short-, medium- and long-term outcomes in your program
In interactive sessions, you will be guided through the use of a logic model to define and clarify the different levels of objectives in your organization. Participants will engage in exploratory activities to determine the strategies and resources needed to best accomplish these stated objectives.
Cancellation Policy for Noncredit Business Administration Programs: The university reserves the right to cancel any program. In the event of cancellation, you will be notified immediately, and all program fees will be returned. If you must cancel the registration, you are entitled to a full refund only if you cancel two weeks prior to the first class.
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