UMD HLSA 777 Entire Class
University of Maryland HLSA 777 Program Evaluation Field Experience Entire Class
Program evaluation is a critical component in designing and operating effective programs. Organizations seek more accountability for the funds they provide to public or private projects. This course serves as an introduction to assessment methodology and evaluation tools commonly used in program evaluation. Students will gain practical experience through a series of exercises involving the design of a conceptual framework, the development of indicators, and the development of an evaluation plan to measure impact and cost-benefit/cost-effectiveness analysis. The course will cover mixed methods research including qualitative and quantitative analysis, methodologies, and/or paradigms in a research study. Students will evaluate a community health program funded by the Maryland Community Health Care Commission (CHRC), and the Commission director will guide the selection of the program.
Note: This entire class includes discussions, assignments, course projects, and exams.