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HSDD 5100 Program Design and Evaluation

HSDD 5100 Program Design & Evaluation

The resources in this guide were gathered to support the learning objectives of HSDD 5100.

Course Description

This course familiarizes students with the different components of program design such as developing a program philosophy, mission and vision, marketing and budgeting. In addition, the process of program evaluation, including needs assessment, formative research, process evaluation, impact assessment, and cost analysis will be covered. Students will gain practical experience through a series of exercises involving the design of a conceptual framework, development of indicators, and development of an evaluation plan to measure impact. In addition, the course covers experimental, quasi-experimental, and non-experimental study designs, including the strengths and limitations of each.

Learning Outcomes:
1) Demonstrate a working knowledge of the components involved in designing a social service program.
2) Explain the major concepts in program evaluation such as types of evaluation including process and summative evaluation.
3) Perform skills required in conducting program evaluation such as developing objectives and indicators, conducting focus groups, and use of participatory evaluation techniques.
4) Apply their knowledge of program evaluation to develop an evaluation plan.