Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Apply Now for Free Program Evaluation Planning Services


 The BYU MPA program is seeking community partners for our course in public program evaluation. We work with our community partners to develop logic models, evaluation plans, and evaluation instrumentation (surveys and other data collection methods). Consultations run from September until December. Organizations do NOT have to know anything about evaluation and do not have to be considered "evaluation ready." We help organizations/programs identify what evaluation activities are appropriate and practical for their particular circumstances, and then develop detailed, step-by-step plans tailored to your organization.

The application process takes about 5-10 minutes. APPLY HERE

Program evaluation plans help your organization to gather data that can be used to: 

  • Provide evaluation information in grant proposals*Evaluate feasibility of engaging in program evaluation activities*Improve current evaluation practices*Generate data that can be used to justify your program to stakeholders, funders and clients

By working as a community partner with Master’s of Public Administration students from BYU, you will receive a comprehensive program evaluation plan tailored to your specific needs including:

  • Budget and timeline tailored to your resources (even if you don’t think you have any!)
  • Program logic model
  • Evaluation stakeholder analysis
  • Program process evaluation model
  • Instructions for data collection and analysis including sampling methodology
  • Data collection tools including surveys, focus group questions, etc.
  • Written and oral presentations of the program evaluation plan 

In exchange for the learning experience for our master’s level student consultants, these services are provided to selected partners free of charge and are completed under the supervision of Dr. Eva Witesman of the BYU Marriott School of Management. Projects will begin in September 2015. 

To qualify, you must:

  • Represent a public or nonprofit organization or a charitable program
  • Have a specific project or program requiring evaluation (one-time or ongoing evaluation)
  • Identify a contact person from your organization who will be available for consultation by phone, e-mail, video conference, or in person (so that we can best tailor the program evaluation plan to meet your needs) 
TO APPLY, PLEASE SUBMIT AN APPLICATION BEFORE AUGUST 29. You will be directed to a short form that will ask for your name, organization, contact information, and information about the specific project(s) to be evaluated. Once we have received your information, we will contact you to discuss your project(s). 


For more information, please contact Dr. Eva Witesman by e-mail at eva_witesman@byu.edu.

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