Program Evaluation for Practitioners
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Level: Graduate
Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy
Department: Milano General Curriculum
Course Number: NMGM 6015
Course Format: Lecture
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
Topics:
  • Management & Organizations
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Research Methods
Description:
The course familiarizes students with strategies for meeting the growing demands—from donors, governance boards, the government and other stakeholders—for program accountability. The students learn how to identify an organization’s mission and specific program goals, appropriate measures of success in meeting in these goals, and the fundamentals of, formulating measurement questions, selecting an evaluation research design, data collection methodologies, writing survey and interview questions, and negotiating with stakeholders. Students work in teams of 4-5 students in designing and implementing a client-based small scale program evaluation during the semester. Team and client consultation skills are also emphasized.
Course Open to: Degree Students with Restrictions