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Course Description

Managers and program directors across public and private sectors are being challenged to manage for results, and to respond to the following questions: What is your program trying to achieve? How will the program's effectiveness be determined? How is the program actually doing? In this course, gain practical skills in the organization, design, and implementation of evaluations to measure outcomes for different types of programs ranging from training to human service programs to organizational effectiveness.

This course will be of interest to practitioners who are committed to improving organizational effectiveness, those charged with responsibility for evaluating organizational activities, decision makers, problem solvers and change agents.

Course Details

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Describe the importance of evaluation for learning and other initiatives
  • Explain the advantages and disadvantages of different evaluation approaches, types, and methods, informed by context and audience(s)
  • Provide rationale for objective and valid data collection
  • Assess the suitability of evaluation methods, tools and protocol
  • Design an evaluation plan and a suitable tool (with protocol) for a program or initiative to be evaluated, and decide on the most appropriate format to communicate findings and recommendations.

Notes

Students should expect to spend five to seven hours on course work each week. 

Prerequisites

Prerequisite: BMC 352 Learning Online

It is not possible to register online for this course until you have successfully completed BMC 352 Learning Online or have a Learning Online Prerequisite Waiver in your profile. You may enrol in this course, by telephone, if you are enrolled in a section of BMC 352 that will be completed before this course begins. 

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Type
Online
Dates
Oct 08, 2019 to Dec 02, 2019
Hours
30.0
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $525.00
Potential Price Adjustments
Instructor(s)
Reading List / Textbook

Title: Evaluation in Organizations
Edition: 2nd
Authors: Darlene Russ-Eft and Hallie Preskill 
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 9780465018666

Visit the UCalgary Bookstore at www.calgarybookstore.ca.

Section Notes

Prerequisite: BMC 352 Learning Online

It is not possible to register online for this course until you have successfully completed BMC 352 Learning Online or have completed the Learning Online Waiver.

If you are enrolled in a section of BMC 352 that will be completed before this course begins, you may enrol for this course by calling 403.220.2866.

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT on the start date.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least ten calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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