ESE 506: EnvEd Methods-Program Evaluation
Synonym:86442 (for web registration)
Meeting Schedule:Fridays 8/31 - 12/14 (1:00PM-3:59PM)
Competency Area: ASJS, CB, Cert, EE, SDCC, SDS - Methods
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.