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Program Evaluation (Graduate Diploma)

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The University of Ottawa Graduate Diploma in Program Evaluation is offered, in French and in English, as an interdisciplinary program through the collaboration of the Faculty of Education and the School of Psychology in the Faculty of Social Sciences. The program is housed in the Centre for Research on Educational and Community Services, which is jointly sponsored by the two faculties.

The objective of the graduate diploma is to offer advanced training in program evaluation to individuals in the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors. Program evaluation involves the use of social science methods to inform the development and improvement of programs, organizations, and public policies. The curriculum is designed to provide students with the necessary competencies to enable them to conduct independent program evaluations of high quality.

The diploma is offered in English and in French.

In accordance with University of Ottawa regulations, examinations and assignments may be written in either one of the two official languages (English or French).

The diploma operates within the framework of the general regulations of the FGPS, which are available on the Website at the following link:

www.etudesup.uottawa.ca/generalregulations

For more information on the diploma, please contact either:

Faculty of Education
Academic Secretariat
145, Jean-Jacques Lussier Street
Ottawa ON K1N 6N5
Canada
Telephone: 613-562-5804
Fax: 613-562-5963
E-mail: educprog@uottawa.ca

Faculty of Social Sciences
Mireille Côté, Administrator, Graduate Studies
School of Psychology
Lamoureux Hall, room 352
145, Jean-Jacques Lussier Street
Ottawa ON K1N 6N5
Canada
Telephone: 613-532-5800 ext. 4197
E-mail: psycgrad@uottawa.ca

Centre for Research on Educational and Community Services
136 Jean Jacques Lussier
Room 5002
Ottawa ON K1N 6N5
Canada
Telephone: 613-562-5800 ext. 1856
Fax: 613-562-5188
E-mail: crecs@uOttawa.ca
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The professors included in the list below are members of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. This means that they are authorized to supervise or co-supervise theses. A complete list of the faculty and staff members associated with the program can be found at http://www.education.uottawa.ca/welcome.html




ANDREWS, Bernard, Associate Professor
Curriculum planning; development and re-structuring; program implementation and evaluation; gender equity and creative processes in music and arts education; integrated approaches to research; integrated and responsive approaches to research

AUBRY, Tim, Full Professor
Community mental health; mental health services; program evaluation; developmental disabilities; social services

COUSINS, J. Bradley, Full Professor
Evaluation capacity-building and the implementation and consquences of participatory and collaborative forms of evaluation and applied research

DIONNE, Eric, Assistant Professor
Évaluation des apprentissages; modèles de mesure; méthodes quantitatives

FLYNN, Robert John, Full Professor
Community health and social services; de-institutionalization; developmental disabilities; normalization and social role valorization; program evaluation and community-services research

SYLVESTRE, John, Associate Professor
Community psychology; recovery from mental illness; housing; coping

Candidates are required to have:

  • an Honours Bachelor’s degree in Education, Social Sciences, Health Sciences or Psychology (or equivalent);
  • a minimum of 70% (B) average calculated in accordance with FGPS guidelines;
  • proficiency in either English or French;
  • completion of an undergraduate course in research methods including statistics with a minimum grade of 70% (B).*

*Candidates who have not already completed such a course will be required to do so on a special-student basis prior to admission.

On completion of the graduate diploma, qualified students meeting admission requirements could apply to one of the related master's programs, in particular the MA in Education or the MEd and, upon admission, complete the requirements for those programs with credit granted for relevant courses already completed in the diploma. The number of credits remaining would be assessed individually, at the time of admission, with relation to the student's chosen master's program. The regulation governing the articulation between graduate diplomas and related master's programs can be found in the general regulations of the FGPS (section A.7).

A maximum of three credits in equivalencies or advanced standing may be granted. To be eligible, the credits in question must not have counted towards the requirements of a previous diploma or degree. Candidates who have already successfully completed some of the compulsory credits may be allowed to replace those credits with elective credits. For details, consult section B.2.7. of the general regulations of the FGPS.

Transfer from Graduate Diploma to Master’s

Students registered in the graduate diploma program can request to transfer to the Master in education (MEd) in accordance with section A.7.1 of the general regulations of the FGPS.

The curriculum consists of courses in evaluation theory, evaluation methods and practice, contemporary issues in program evaluation, and a practicum (PSY 7102).

  • Compulsory courses (12 credits)
  • EDU5299 PROGRAM EVALUATION: METHODS AND PRACTICE (3cr.)
    OR
    PSY7103 PROGRAM EVALUATION (3cr.)
    OR
    CRM6359 EVALUATION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROGRAMS, POLICIES AND LEGISLATION (3cr.)

    PSY7102 FIELD RESEARCH IN SOCIAL AND COMMUNITY INTERVENTIONS (3cr.)

    EDU6299 PROGRAM EVALUATION: THEORY AND CONTEMPORARY ISSUES (3cr.)

    PSY5104 INTEGRATION SEMINAR IN PROGRAM EVALUATION (3cr.)

  • Optional courses (3 credits) to be chosen from the following :
  • CRM6342 COMMUNITY INTERVENTION IN CRIMINOLOGY (3cr.)
    EDU5391 INTERACTION OF RESEARCH AND PRACTICE (3cr.)
    EDU5399 DEVELOPMENT OF ASSESSMENT INSTRUMENTS (3cr.)
    EDU5461 MANAGING CHANGE IN EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS (3cr.)
    EDU6191 QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH (3cr.)
    EDU6433 PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION IN EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS (3cr.)
    EDU7190 QUALITATIVE RESEARCH I (3cr.)
    PSY5120 ADVANCED STATISTICS IN PSYCHOLOGY: UNIVARIATE DATA ANALYSIS (3cr.)
    PSY5121 ADVANCED STATISTICS IN PSYCHOLOGY: MULTIVARIATE DATA ANALYSIS (3cr.)
    PSY6116 COMMUNITY PSYCHOLOGY (3cr.)

    Duration of the Program

    The requirements of the diploma are usually fulfilled within three years of initial registration to the program.

    Tronc commun / Core courses

    CRM6359 EVALUATION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROGRAMS, POLICIES AND LEGISLATION (3cr.)
    Evaluation principles, approaches, models and methods; analysis of programs, policies and their theoretical underpinnings; selection of evaluation questions, preparation of a proposal and development of evaluation research tools.

    CRM6759 ÉVALUATION DES PROGRAMMES, DES POLITIQUES ET DES LOIS EN MATIÈRE DE JUSTICE CRIMINELLE (3cr.)
    Principes, approches, modèles et méthodes d'évaluation; analyse des interventions et de leurs fondements théoriques, choix des questions évaluatives, préparation d'un projet et élaboration des outils de recherche évaluative.

    EDU5299 PROGRAM EVALUATION: METHODS AND PRACTICE (3cr.)
    Exploration of principles of effective program evaluation methods; planning; instrument development; data collection, processing and analysis; reporting and follow-up; survey of diverse models of evaluation.

    EDU5504 SÉMINAIRE D'INTÉGRATION EN ÉVALUATION DE PROGRAMMES (3cr.)
    Intégration des théories, de la recherche et de la pratique en rapport avec l’évaluation de programmes. Production d’un rapport de recherche sur un thème lié à la théorie et/ou la pratique en évaluation de programmes. Préalables : a) EDU 5299 ou EDU 5699 ou PSY 7503 ou PSY 7103 ou CRM 6759 ou CRM 6359; b) EDU 6299 ou EDU 6699; c) PSY 7102 ou PSY 7502. Il est préférable que l’étudiant ait complété, en plus, un cours facultatif approuvé par la direction du diplôme. Exclusion : PSY 5104.

    EDU5699 ÉVALUATION DE PROGRAMMES (3cr.)
    Étude des notions de base sur la conception et la gestion de programmes. Analyse des aspects théoriques et pratiques de l'évaluation des programmes. Examens des modèles d’évaluation, de la planification du projet d’évaluation, de la rédaction du rapport d’évaluation et de la méta-évaluation.

    EDU6299 PROGRAM EVALUATION: THEORY AND CONTEMPORARY ISSUES (3cr.)
    Critical exploration of theoretical orientations to program evaluation and in-depth examination of selected comtemporary issues confronting evaluators. Prerequisite: EDU 5299 or PSY 7103 or PSY 7503 or CRM 6359 or CRM 6759 (Diploma in Program Evaluation).

    EDU6699 ÉVALUATION DE PROGRAMMES : THÉORIE ET PROBLÈMES ACTUELS (3cr.)
    Analyse critique des aspects théoriques et techniques des différentes approches en évaluation de programmes. Préalable : EDU 5699 ou PSY 7103 ou PSY 7503 ou CRM 6359 ou CRM 6759 (Diplôme en Évaluation de programmes).

    PSY5104 INTEGRATION SEMINAR IN PROGRAM EVALUATION (3cr.)
    Integration of program evaluation practice, research and theory leading to a written report related to advances in program evaluation practice and theory. Prerequisites: a)EDU 5299 or EDU 5699 or PSY 7103 or PSY 7503 or CRM 6359 or CRM 6759; b) EDU 6299 or EDU 6699; c) PSY 7102 or PSY 7502. It is preferable that the student have completed, in addition, one elective course approved by the director of the diploma. Exclusion: EDU 5504.

    PSY7102 FIELD RESEARCH IN SOCIAL AND COMMUNITY INTERVENTIONS (3cr.)
    Practical experience in carrying out applied research and program evaluation in a community agency or organization. Prerequisite: PSY 7103)

    PSY7103 PROGRAM EVALUATION (3cr.)
    Concept of a health service program. Evaluation in relation to the development of health service programs. Organizational context of evaluation. Needs assessment and community program planning. Evaluation of program outcomes. Evaluation of service quality.

    PSY7502 RECHERCHE APPLIQUÉE AUX INTERVENTIONS SOCIALES ET COMMUNAUTAIRES (3cr.)
    Expérience pratique de la recherche et de l’évaluation de programme dans le contexte d’un organisme communautaire. Préalable : PSY 7502.

    PSY7503 ÉVALUATION DE PROGRAMMES (3cr.)
    Le concept de programme dans le contexte des services de santé. L'évaluation dans le contexte du développement des programmes dans les services de santé. Le contexte organisationnel de l'évaluation. L'identification de besoins et planification de programmes dans le contexte communautaire. L'évaluation des résultats de programmes. L'évaluation de la qualité des services.



    Cours optionnels / Optional courses

    CRM6342 COMMUNITY INTERVENTION IN CRIMINOLOGY (3cr.)
    Community methods of intervention; responsibility and limits. Use of community resources. Participation in correction and social action.

    CRM6742 INTERVENTION COMMUNAUTAIRE (3cr.)
    La méthode d'intervention communautaire; implications et limites; l'emploi des ressources communautaires; la participation dans le domaine correctionnel et au niveau de l'action sociale.

    EDU5391 INTERACTION OF RESEARCH AND PRACTICE (3cr.)
    Examination of the strengths, challenges, limitations and possibilities for enhancing research based practice and practitioner relevant research using quantitative and/or qualitative research.

    EDU5399 DEVELOPMENT OF ASSESSMENT INSTRUMENTS (3cr.)
    Study of the modalities of assessment of knowledge, skills, attitudes and performance; strategies for developing instruments to assess students learning; examination of instrument quality.

    EDU5461 MANAGING CHANGE IN EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS (3cr.)
    Critical examination of current literature on managing change in educational organizations; theories of change, restructuring, organizational reform and improvement.

    EDU5662 PLANIFICATION ET GESTION DE PROGRAMMES D'ÉTUDES
    Étude critique des principales étapes de mise en oeuvre des programmes d'études. Modalités décisionnelles relatives à la mise en oeuvre des programmes d'études.

    EDU5799 ÉLABORATION D'INSTRUMENTS D'ÉVALUATION DES APPRENTISSAGES (3cr.)
    Étude des modalités d'évaluation des connaissances, des attitudes, des performances et des compétences. Étude des stratégies d'élaboration d'instruments d'évaluation des apprentissages. Examen de la qualité des instruments élaborés.

    EDU6191 QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH (3cr.)
    Planning, analysis and interpretation of quantitative research within experimental and quasi-experimental frameworks; application of analysis of variance, analysis of covariance and techniques of linear regression (explanation, prediction) to educational contexts.

    EDU6433 PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION IN EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS (3cr.)
    Exploration of principles of effective program implementation in educational settings.

    EDU6591 RECHERCHE QUANTITATIVE (3cr.)
    Planification, analyse et interprétation de la recherche quantitative. Application des statistiques descriptives et inférentielles.

    EDU7190 QUALITATIVE RESEARCH I (3cr.)
    Critical review of fundamental aspects of qualitative research in education: approaches, characteristics and strategies.

    EDU7590 RECHERCHE QUALITATIVE I (3cr.)
    Étude des aspects fondamentaux de la recherche qualitative en éducation : approches, caractéristiques et stratégies.

    PSY5120 ADVANCED STATISTICS IN PSYCHOLOGY: UNIVARIATE DATA ANALYSIS (3cr.)
    Topics covered include general linear approaches to analysis of variance and covariance, basic assumptions of parametric techniques, expected mean square and error term selection, multiple comparison and trend procedures, power of statistical tests. Attention to be paid to selected factorial designs including repeated measures, regression, and log-linear analyses.

    PSY5121 ADVANCED STATISTICS IN PSYCHOLOGY: MULTIVARIATE DATA ANALYSIS (3cr.)
    Principles of multivariate statistics in general, and of those of multiple regression, discriminant function analysis, multivariate analysis of variance and canonical correlation, in particular. Each statistical procedure to be accompanied by required computer application work involving major statistical packages.

    PSY5520 STATISTIQUE AVANCÉE EN PSYCHOLOGIE : ANALYSE DE DONNÉES UNIVARIÉES (3cr.)
    Sujets abordés : modèles linéaires généraux de l’analyse de la variance et de la covariance, utilisation de techniques paramétriques, carré attendu et sélection des termes d’erreur, comparaisons multiples, analyse des tendances, pouvoir des tests statistiques. Autres sujets : plans expérimentaux factoriels dont les mesures répétées, la régression et l’analyse log linéaire.

    PSY5521 STATISTIQUE AVANCÉE EN PSYCHOLOGIE : ANALYSE DE DONNÉES MULTIVARIÉES (3cr.)
    Analyse de variables dépendantes multiples par la modélisation en équations structurelles. Régression multiple, analyse causale, analyse factorielle, corrélation canonique, analyse discriminante et MANOVA. Utilisation de logiciels.

    PSY6116 COMMUNITY PSYCHOLOGY (3cr.)
    Study of the socio-historical context of community psychology. Values, paradigms, and objectives of community psychology. Community mental health, primary prevention, and intervention strategies.

    PSY6516 PSYCHOLOGIE COMMUNAUTAIRE (3cr.)
    Étude du contexte socio-historique de la psychologie communautaire. Ses valeurs, ses paradigmes et ses objectifs. La santé mentale communautaire, la prévention primaire, et les stratégies d’intervention.



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