bshs428 | undergraduate

Human Services Program Design And Proposal Writing

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This course introduces students to the purposes, challenges and benefits of program design. Students will review components of each and conduct a needs assessment and develop a business case for implementation on program design. Special attention will be given to research for finding available funding sources and how to form important partnerships. Students explore the methods of research using quantitative, qualitative and mixed-method program design concepts. Students will examine concepts of logic models and their impact on people, processes, and conditions related to program design. Using a specific framework, learners will uncover funding possibilities and use tools to prepare for the rigor related with grant writing. Resources and tools to secure funding for state, federal and private human services programs and agencies are examined. Students will be introduced to the processes, obstacles and costs associated with program design. (3 credits) Prerequisite: BSHS/427.

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Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5

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    Program Funding and Grant Writing 101

    • Describe the steps to writing a grant, to include locating funding sources.
    • Describe the process to end a funded project.
    • Evaluate the purpose of grant writing as it relates to program funding.
    • Examine the best practices and common mistakes related to grant writing.

    Introduction to Effective Program Planning

    • Discuss methods to measure success of a program.
    • Analyze the design, organization, and prioritization of proposed program elements and objectives necessary to achieve specified outcomes.
    • Identify data to be collected to identify problems in the planning process.
    • Determine the resources needed to implement program design and evaluation.
    • Compare the various methodologies use to measure need.

    Designing and Developing a Program.

    • Explain the purpose of each step in program design.
    • Evaluate the use of the logic model as a framework for program design.
    • Explain the processes to identify the target population.
    • Develop an implementation plan and time-frame needed for a given program.

    Program Evaluation and Measurement

    • Explain the purpose of program evaluation.
    • Explain how to evaluate data using qualitative and quantitative methods.
    • Evaluate data collection methods and how to measure a programs success.
    • Assess the relevance of feedback from stakeholders in response to evaluation reports.
    • Examine the implications of a systems framework approach to effectiveness-based program planning.

    Introduction to Needs Assessment

    • Identify the terms and concepts associated with program development.
    • Describe the process of problem identification.
    • Identify methods for collecting and analyzing data.
    • Explain problematic issues related to a needs assessment.
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