Students will learn the methods of collecting, analyzing, interpreting, and communicating policy and program information used in organizational evaluations. Program and policy evaluation assists program managers and policy makers (leaders) in making decisions about which programs to fund, policies to modify, expand or eliminate. Students will learn how to be critical and effective users of evaluations. This course will examine a broad range of social and organizational policy areas including health, criminal justice (public sector), education, public finance, human services, and development.
Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to: