Academic Catalog 2018-2019 
    Mar 26, 2019  
Academic Catalog 2018-2019
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EDU-585 Program Evaluation

4 semester credits

Due to the increased emphasis on accountability and the increasing emphasis on a systematic evaluation of a program’s effectiveness, efficiency, and long-term viability, there is a growing demand for competent professionals in program evaluation in all sectors of postsecondary education and K-12.

This course will explore principles and best practices of evidence-based program evaluation. Students will learn about the process of program evaluation, including its design, implementation, reporting, and, where appropriate, developmental aspects of evaluation.

Additionally, students will be encouraged to explore leadership roles in guiding the evaluation process and working with diverse teams, including evaluators from under-represented groups. Emphasis will be placed on promoting transparent, culturally, and socially responsive evaluation practices.
Learning Outcome(s):  

2a. Work with diverse learners.

2b. Critically evaluate how the changing and diverse demographics of our world impact educational policy and practice.

2c. Apply strategies for transforming inequality in education and/or other social systems toward the creation of a socially just world.

2d. Demonstrate ability to teach students from backgrounds of poverty.

2e. Incorporate strategies for the development of culturally responsive online learning systems.

2f. Identify structural and technological barriers.

4a. Utilize effective practice in ADA/Section 508 for the Web.

4b. Demonstrate mastery of copyright and fair use guidelines.

4c. Identify the implications of technology-based policy in working with underserved populations.

4d. Evaluate policy approaches to privacy, safety, technology use in the classroom, social networking.

4e. Apply ethical assessment practices.

5f. Demonstrate successful teaching and learning in a student-centered constructivist teaching paradigm, including inquiry or problem-based learning, individualized and groupbased learning, and reflection.

5h. Develop multiple and varied formative and summative assessments aligned with content and technology standards, and use resulting data to inform learning and teaching.

6a. Identify the cultures of research inquiry used in education.

6b. Interpret and apply current research in the field of education.

6c. Demonstrate scholarly writing.

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