Program Development and Evaluation

Course Code: CDEV 3500

Academic Year: 2017-2018

All programs start with ideas. This course will enable students to start new programs that address community problems and needs and build community capacity and health. Program development theories will be discussed along with current practices and the importance of building collaborative partnerships with key stakeholders. Students will create a professional program proposal that will include measurable goals and outcomes, start-up activities, a work plan, budget and evaluation plan. Evaluation will be discussed as a tool for assessing program effectiveness, improving programs, guiding resources allocation and ensuring accountability to funders and community members. The concept of sustainability will be explored within the context of funding sources and limitations.