Master's Degree

Course Information
Program Evaluation in Ag & Extension Settings

Course Description
The intent of this course is to teach students how to plan and conduct a meaningful and useful evaluation in extension and non-formal settings. Students will gain knowledge and skills in planning evaluations; designing evaluation studies and evaluation instruments; collecting and analyzing data; and using evaluation results. Students will learn evaluation theoretical concepts and their application in real-life situations.
Contacts
Instructor

Jay Jayaratne
Office: 919-515-6079
jay_jayaratne@ncsu.edu

Campus Coordinator

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Disability Support Services

To request accommodations for this course, contact the disability support office at your home university. You must register each semester and for each course. Read more about the Great Plains IDEA process for requesting accommodations.


Textbooks

Handbook of Practical Program Evaluation
Wholey, J. S., Hatry, H. P., Newcomer, K. E.
Edition: 4th
ISBN: 978-1118893609
Publisher: San Francisco: Jossey-Bass


Course Access
 
About one week before NCSU's first day of class (or, if it is close to the start of classes, as soon as the student signs up), campus coordinator Kim Allen will email individual students a welcome letter with his/her campus Unity ID, student ID number, and temporary password. The email also includes log in instructions for the student’s gmail account and course content.

Exam Proctor

This course does not require an exam proctor.

Synchronous Components

This course does not include synchronous components.

Jenna Kilawee smiling at the camera as a female resident in her assisted living facility sits next to her kissing her cheek.I needed something flexible that would allow me to "attend" classes in the middle of the night, on the weekends, while at home with my newborn son, or whenever I could spare a minute.  The Great Plains IDEA program allowed me to do just that.  I was able to continue my life while advancing my career.  Even before I graduated I had job offers lined up that I had only dreamed about before pursuing my master's degree in gerontology.

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