Hungary, Budapest

Using Logic Models to Evaluate Social Programs: Before, During, and After Program Operations

when 18 July 2016 - 22 July 2016
duration 1 week
credits 1 ECTS
fee EUR 850

This course, held in cooperation with School of Public Policy, University of Maryland, USA, provides an introduction to the use of logic models in program planning, program evaluation, and performance measurement. In the course, students will learn how to develop a logic model for a real-world program, including how to identify logic model elements for scientifically rigorous process and impact evaluations, and for practical performance measurement systems. Pragmatic applications are emphasized throughout. Lecturers for the course include internationally renowned experts in the field of program evaluation and performance measurement.

Course Faculty:
Douglas Call, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland, College Park, USA

Guest Speaker(s):
Neil Gilbert, School of Social Welfare, University of California at Berkeley, USA
David Myers, American Institutes for Research, Washington D.C., USA
Anu Rangarajan, Mathematica Policy Research, Princeton, USA

Course topics

• Logic models and the counterfactual (Douglas Besharov, University of Maryland)
• Process evaluations (with Anu Rangarajan, Vice President and Managing Director, International Research Division, Mathematica Policy Research)
• Identifying the counterfactual: RCTs and other methodologies (with David Myers, President & CEO, American Institutes for Research)
• Performance measurement (with Doug Call, University of Maryland)
• Wrap up and presentation/discussion of student reports (with Neil Gilbert, Professor, University of California, Berkeley)

Assignments

The student assignment for the week would be
(1) to revise the logic models they submitted before the course and then
(2) to either
(a) design an impact evaluation for their program, using one of the methods described in the course, or
(b) design performance measures for their program using the template provided on Day 4.

Students will have the choice of taking the course for one ECTS credit and a Certificate of Completion from Central European University, a Certificate of Completion from the University of Maryland, or both.

The tuition fee for the course is 910 USD. (A reduced tuition fee of 800 USD is available for “early bird” students who enroll prior to March 15, 2016.) The fee is payable to University of Maryland (see details under "application").

A reduced fee of 480 USD is available for those who are employed by a small non-profit organization (annual turnover below 200,000 USD) or by the government of a developing country. (For “early bird” students, the fee is 375 USD.)

As this summer course is financed through tuition fees, we will not be able to offer any scholarships or tuition waivers. The minimum enrollment required for the course is 16 participants. The final deadline by which the course will be confirmed is March 15, 2016.

Course leader

Douglas Besharov, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland, College Park, USA

Target group

Applications are invited primarily from masters and doctoral students in international development, public policy and social policy. Advanced undergraduate students and practitioners interested in the training are also eligible to apply.

Course aim

This course provides an introduction to the use of logic models in program planning, program evaluation, and performance measurement.

Credits info

1 ECTS
Please note that upon the successful completion of the Summer Institute on Program Evaluation - Using Logic Models to Evaluate Social Programs: Before, During, and After Program Operations course, students will have the choice of taking the course for one ECTS credit and a Certificate of Completion from Central European University, a Certificate of Completion from the University of Maryland, or both.

Fee info

EUR 850: 910 USD - payable to University of Maryland (see details under “application”)
An “early bird” fee of 800 USD is available for students who enroll prior to March 15, 2016.

To read more please go to http://summeruniversity.ceu.edu/sites/default/files/course_files/application_files/Using%20logic%20models-fin-info_1.pdf
EUR 450: A reduced fee of 480 USD is available for those who are employed by a small non-profit organization (annual turnover below 200,000 USD) or by the government of a developing country. (For “early bird” students, the fee is 375 USD).

Upon successful completion of the course, University of Maryland awards a Certificate of Completion. In addition, students will have the choice of taking the course for one ECTS credit and a Certificate of Completion from Central European University as well.

This summer course is financed through tuition fees and will not be able to offer any scholarships or tuition waivers. The minimum enrollment required is 16 participants. The final deadline by which the course will be confirmed is March 15, 2016.

To read more please go to http://summeruniversity.ceu.edu/sites/default/files/course_files/application_files/Using%20logic%20models-fin-info_1.pdf

Scholarships

A reduced fee of 480 USD is available for those who are employed by a small non-profit
organization (annual turnover below 200,000 USD) or by the government of a
developing country. (For “early bird” students, the fee is 375 USD).