Program Development And Evaluation –

cja595

(3 credits)

This course prepares the student to identify operational goals and to design programs with associated policies and procedures required for the successful achievement of performance objectives.

This graduate-level course is 6 weeks. This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Advisor.

Program Maintenance and Change Process

  • Evaluate the importance of effective communication during program development maintenance and changes.

  • Explain quality control criteria and effective monitoring strategies used to evaluate all aspects of personnel performance and program operations.

  • Describe the significance and value of a system whereby stakeholders can submit regular concerns or recommendations regarding program maintenance.

  • Assess the repetition process necessary for needs assessment and program development changes.

Conducting the Program Evaluation

  • Assess the relevance of feedback from stakeholders in response to evaluation reports.

  • Describe the preparation and presentation of evaluation results.

  • Evaluate ethical issues that impact the practice of program evaluation, the relationship between ethical practices, methods of data collection and analysis, and reporting on program evaluation.

  • Analyze data using qualitative and quantitative methods in accordance with the program evaluation plan.

Problem Identification and Needs Assessment

  • Identify methods for collecting and analyzing data.

  • Compare subjective and objective information criteria when determining the magnitude of a given problem and the resulting human and fiscal impact.

  • Apply concepts of participatory management to involve key personnel in identifying problems and organizational needs.

  • Conduct cause and effect analyses.

Program Evaluation Design

  • Prepare a comprehensive program evaluation plan.

  • Compare process and outcome evaluations to explain the significance of internal and external program evaluations.

  • Distinguish between process and outcome evaluation.

  • Determine the system for sampling.

  • Develop data collection methods.

  • Assess development criteria and processes for program evaluation.

Program Development and Implementation

  • Identify sources of funding and budget support and evaluate the necessary process to solicit, review, and respond to feedback for the program.

  • Identify training requirements, materials, and assignments needed for key personnel.

  • Evaluate the implementation plan and timeframe needed for a given program and determine the education and experience requirements necessary for key positions.

  • Analyze the written policies, procedures, and job descriptions necessary for implementing and conducting a specified program. 

Program Conceptualization and Design

  • Evaluate the organization and effective utilization of teams necessary to promote diversity in perspectives.

  • Analyze the design, organization, and prioritization of proposed program elements and objectives necessary for the achievement of specified outcomes pertaining to program mission statement and supporting principles.    

  • Prepare a program mission statement and supporting principles, as well as program justifications needed for administrative approval.

  • Identify methods for receiving and acting upon concerns and complaints.     

  • Determine resources needed to implement program design.

  • Design program elements to address causal factors.

  • Identify data to be collected for problem identification.

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