This course examines different approaches to the evaluation of social and educational programs. It is open to students across campus (graduate and advanced undergraduate), who are interested in the design and evaluation of programming that serves a spectrum of needs.
Evaluation is an academic field and profession based on systematic inquiry. Evaluation has come to encompass a diverse collection of theories, models, approaches, and technical skills. In this course, students analyze evaluation as it is shaped by different purposes (e.g., policy making, accountability, and social change). In the course, students gain understanding of evaluation theory and foster their own evaluation approach for use in their respective disciplines and careers.
Professor: Melissa Goodnight (mrg@Illinois.edu), Department of Educational Psychology
Date/Time: Fall 2020, Term B Online (asynchronous)