Course DescriptionEvaluation is an important tool for accountability, learning and improvement. This course focuses on developing the knowledge and skills to plan evaluations that make a positive difference. It looks at evaluation from the perspective of the evaluator and the nonprofit organization that commissions the evaluation. Topics include the benefits and challenges of evaluation; ethics; types of evaluations; logic models; data collection and analysis; roles and relationships; performance monitoring; reporting and communication of findings.
Sample Course OutlineDistance Course Outline (subject to change)
This course is offered as fully online and asynchronous course, meaning you typically will not have to be online at specific times. You will engage in course-related activities through online tools such as announcements, discussions, and email. Your course learning will be based on weekly module content and activities that you can go through independently. Note: there are still deadlines for assignment submissions, and you may be expected to participate in discussion board interactions with your peers on a regular basis.
Your instructor may also include occasional scheduled sessions for Q&As and other discussion activities, using web conferencing tools such as Zoom and Google Meet. More details will be included in your course outline available on the first day of class.
Classroom/Online option: In addition, the course may be offered as a Hybrid course (Classroom/Online). The Hybrid course has online course content that students move through week by week (asynchronously). In addition, there are three full day Saturday sessions (in-person) with the Instructor on campus at TMU. The dates and times for the in-person classes are listed in the course details.
- Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Management : Required Courses, Electives (select 4 not previously taken in Required Courses)