ESE 506: EnvEd Methods-Program Evaluation

2011-08-24 -

Restriction Changed. 08/05/11 – Instructor Added.

Synonym:

78366 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Elizabeth McCann
Thomas Julius

Credits:

3

Seats:

16

Semester:

Fall 2011

Meeting Schedule:

Fridays 9/2 - 12/9 (1:00PM-3:59PM)

Description:

Competency Area Fall 2010 and later: Methods or Elective
Restricted to ES Environmental Education students; others by written permission of instructor provided to Registrar’s Office via Antioch email. Open to all ES students on August 24.

Program evaluation is an essential (& marketable) skill among environmental education and conservation professionals. Evaluation can help stakeholders make informed decisions, gain insights into the merit of a given initiative and contribute to continual program improvement. Students design an evaluation of their choosing and work together to complete an evaluation with an external client. In conjunction with these practical applications, this course will explore such topics as: evaluation purposes, using logic models to inform evaluation strategies, design considerations, data sources and collection, limitations and sources of bias in evaluation, data analysis, interpretation and use of evaluative findings. Having such expertise sets the stage for success by enhancing course participants? ability to make informed evaluative decisions in a variety of contexts.