Spring Credit Outreach Catalog: Psychology Module Options

Most of the course offerings for the Evaluation Studies and Institutional Research certificates can be taken as individual modules.
In this Section

Introduction to Evaluation and Institutional Research | PSYC 720-930C

This course can be taken as 11 separate modules. The schedule, course delivery and instructor are the same for all modules, as detailed below.

  • Delivery: Online
  • Instructor: Mr. Phillip Stoeklen
  • Schedule: Upon enrollment, participants will have four weeks to complete the modules anytime December 30 - April 17.
Modules for PSYC 720-930C

PSYC 720A-930C | Overview of Evaluation and Institutional Research

Description Application of evaluation to programs, processes and products; Institutional Research and its application in education; relationship between evaluation and institutional research.
Credits 0.2
Tuition $123.00 graduate


PSYC 720B-930C | Responsibilities of Institutional Research Offices

Description Responsibilities of Institutional Research offices, similarities and differences in the responsibilities of different offices. 
Credits 0.2
Tuition $123.00 graduate


PSYC 720C-930C | Overview of Evaluation Approaches and Theories

Description Major theories and approaches that guide evaluation work; similarities and differences among them.
Credits 0.1
Tuition $61.50 graduate


PSYC 720D-930C | Utilization-Focused Evaluation

Description Theory and application of utilization-focused evaluation; basic questions and considerations for use; contrast with other approaches and theories. 
Credits 0.2
Tuition $123.00 graduate


PSYC 720E-930C | Goal Free Evaluation

Description Theory and application of goal free evaluation; basic questions and considerations for use; contrast with other approaches and theories. 
Credits 0.2
Tuition $123.00 graduate


PSYC 720F-930C | Context Input Process Product Evaluation

Description Theory and application of context input process product evaluation; basic questions and considerations for use; contrast with other approaches and theories.
Credits 0.2
Tuition $123.00 graduate


PSYC 720G-930C | Constructivist/4th Generation Evaluation

Description Theory and application of constructivist/4th generation evaluation; basic questions and considerations for use; contrast with other approaches and theories. 
Credits 0.2
Tuition $123.00 graduate


PSYC 720H-930C | Deliberative/Democratic Evaluation

Description Theory and application of deliberative/democratic evaluation; basic questions and considerations for use; contrast with other approaches and theories.
Credits 0.2
Tuition $123.00 graduate


PSYC 720I-930C | Empowerment Evaluation

Description Theory and application of empowerment evaluation; basic questions and considerations for use; contrast with other approaches and theories.
Credits 0.2
Tuition $123.00 graduate


PSYC 720J-930C | Methods and Social Justice Evaluation

Description Theory and application of methods and social justice evaluation; basic questions and considerations for use; contrast with other approaches and theories.
Credits 0.1
Tuition $61.50 graduate


PSYC 720K-930C | Evaluation Competencies Overview

Description Competencies for the successful evaluator or institutional research professional; determine proficiency levels, and develop a professional development plan. 
Credits 0.2
Tuition $123.00 graduate
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Evaluation and Institutional Research: Ethics and Practice | PSYC 721-930C

This course can be taken as 5 separate modules. The schedule, course delivery and instructor are the same for all modules, as detailed below.

  • Delivery: Online
  • Instructor: Ms. Libby Smith
  • Schedule: Upon enrollment, participants will have four weeks to complete the modules anytime December 30 - April 17.
Modules for PSYC 721-930C

PSYC 721A-930C | Professional Evaluation Standards

Description Need for and application of American Evaluation Association Guiding Principles and Program Evaluation Standards to evaluation and research settings.
Credits 0.2
Tuition $123.00 graduate


PSYC 721B-930C | Ethics in Evaluation and Institutional Research

Description Ethical codes for research and evaluation and strategies for addressing professional and ethical issues.
Credits 0.2
Tuition $123.00 graduate


PSYC 721C-930C | Understanding Responsible Conduct of Research

Description Responsible preparation and conduct of research; role of the Institutional Review Board in evaluation and research. Procedures for gaining Institutional Review Board approval for a project.
Credits 0.2
Tuition $123.00 graduate


PSYC 721D-930C | Cultural Competence in Evaluation and Institutional Research

Description Impact of cultural perspective on the conduct of evaluation and research; assess how personal cultural perspective influences professional practice.
Credits 0.2
Tuition $123.00 graduate


PSYC 721E-930C | Reflective Practice in Evaluation and Institutional Research

Description Reflective practice in evaluation and institutional research to support professional growth.
Credits 0.2
Tuition $123.00 graduate
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Project Management in Evaluation and Institutional Research  | PSYC 722-930C

This course can be taken as 7 separate modules. The schedule, course delivery and instructor are the same for all modules, as detailed below.

  • Delivery: Online
  • Instructor: Ms. Cori Beskow
  • Schedule: Upon enrollment, participants will have four weeks to complete the modules anytime December 30 - April 17.
Modules for PSYC 722-930C

PSYC 722A-930C | Stakeholders, Roles and Responsibilities

Description Roles and responsibilities of stakeholders in an evaluation setting.
Credits 0.4
Tuition $246.00 graduate


PSYC 722B-930C | Communication and Collaboration with Stakeholders

Description Techniques for communicating and collaborating with internal and external stakeholders in an evaluation project. 
Credits 0.2
Tuition $123.00 graduate


PSYC 722C-930C | Budgeting for an Evaluation

Description Costs associated with conducting evaluation; create detailed, accurate budgets for an evaluation project.
Credits 0.3
Tuition $184.50 graduate


PSYC 722D-930C | Managing Tasks and Timelines in Evaluation and Institutional Research

Description Evaluation project timelines; developing and managing project tasks in the evaluation process.
Credits 0.3
Tuition $184.50 graduate


PSYC 722E-930C | Conflict Management in Evaluation and Institutional Research

Description Effective communication with team members and project stakeholders.
Credits 0.2
Tuition $123.00 graduate


PSYC 722F-930C | Reporting in Evaluation and Institutional Research

Description Communication of evaluation data (quantitative and qualitative) to stakeholders and other audiences; approaches for written reports and presentations.
Credits 0.4
Tuition $246.00 graduate


PSYC 722G-930C | Professional Growth in Evaluation and Institutional Research

Description Professional development plans for evaluators; identifying short-term and long-term goals.
Credits 0.2
Tuition $123.00 graduate
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Research Methods in Evaluation and Institutional Research | PSYC 723-930C

This course can be taken as 9 separate modules. The schedule, course delivery and instructor are the same for all modules, as detailed below.

  • Delivery: Online
  • Instructor: Mr. Justin Sullivan
  • Schedule: Upon enrollment, participants will have four weeks to complete the modules anytime December 30 - April 17.
Modules for PSYC 723-930C

PSYC 723A-930C | Evaluability Assessment

Description Evaluability assessments; assessing programs for scope and feasibility as evaluation.
Credits 0.2
Tuition $123.00 graduate


PSYC 723B-930C | Identifying Evaluation Questions

Description Evaluation questions based on stakeholder feedback, program goals and objectives; questions are relevant, measurable, and useful. 
Credits 0.2
Tuition $123.00 graduate


PSYC 723C-930C | Designing an Evaluation Plan

Description Basic evaluation plans to address identified evaluation questions; define the goals, boundaries, and scope of the evaluation. 
Credits 0.2
Tuition $123.00 graduate


PSYC 723D-930C | Research Design in Evaluation and Institutional Research

Description Quantitative and qualitative research designs; mixed-methods approaches.
Credits 0.4
Tuition $246.00 graduate


PSYC 723E-930C | Program Theory: Logic Modeling/Program Theory of Change

Description Logic models for evaluation; program theory of change for evaluation.
Credits 0.2
Tuition $123.00 graduate


PSYC 723F-930C | Literature Reviews in Evaluation and Institutional Research

Description Literature reviews for use in evaluation; approach and application of appropriate peer-reviewed sources.
Credits 0.2
Tuition $123.00 graduate


PSYC 723G-930C | Sampling in Evaluation and Institutional Research

Description Random and convenience sampling techniques; sampling methods for representativeness and generalizability.
Credits 0.2
Tuition $123.00 graduate


PSYC 723H-930C | Data Visualization in Evaluation and Institutional Research

Description Data visualization techniques based on evaluation context and target audience; enhance client comprehension of results.
Credits 0.2
Tuition $123.00 graduate


PSYC 723I-930C | Turning Results into Action

Description Strategies for designing and presenting evaluation results in order to support the client's use of the results. 
Credits 0.2
Tuition $123.00 graduate
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Data Collection in Evaluation and Institutional Research | PSYC 724-930C

This course can be taken as 3 separate modules. The schedule, course delivery and instructor are the same for all modules, as detailed below.

  • Delivery: Online
  • Instructor: Mr. Phillip Stoeklen
  • Schedule: Upon enrollment, participants will have four weeks to complete the modules anytime December 30 - April 17.
Modules for PSYC 724-930C

PSYC 724A-930C | Focus Groups in Evaluation and Institutional Research

Description Focus group method for evaluations; appropriate use, strengths, and weaknesses. 
Credits 0.4
Tuition $246.00 graduate


PSYC 724B-930C | Surveys in Evaluation and Institutional Research

Description Survey development and administration for evaluations; appropriate use, strengths, and weaknesses.
Credits 0.4
Tuition $246.00 graduate


PSYC 724C-930C | Observation Studies in Evaluation

Description Observational data collection techniques for evaluation; appropriate use, strengths, and weaknesses. 
Credits 0.2
Tuition $123.00 graduate
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Data Analysis in Evaluation and Institutional Research | PSYC 725-930C

This course can be taken as 4 separate modules. The schedule, course delivery and instructor are the same for all modules, as detailed below.

  • Delivery: Online
  • Instructor: Mr. Justin Sullivan
  • Schedule: Upon enrollment, participants will have four weeks to complete the modules anytime December 30 - April 17.
Modules for PSYC 725-930C

PSYC 725A-930C | Quantitative Analysis in Evaluation/Institutional Research

Description Basic quantitative data analysis; descriptive and inferential statistics, selection of appropriate statistical methods for different types of data; data analysis software. 
Credits 0.3
Tuition $184.50 graduate


PSYC 725B-930C | Qualitative Data Analysis in Evaluation and Institutional Research

Description Basic qualitative data analysis; thematic analysis and coding of qualitative data. 
Credits 0.3
Tuition $184.50 graduate


PSYC 725C-930C | Managing Evaluation and Institutional Research Data

Description Data management and storage; strategies for confidentiality, promoting accuracy, and secure storage.
Credits 0.2
Tuition $123.00 graduate


PSYC 725D-930C | Synthesizing Results: Triangulation

Description Mixed methods for evaluations; triangulate data from multiple sources in order to draw inferences about a subject.
Credits 0.2
Tuition $123.00 graduate
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Evaluation Applications | PSYC 726-930C

This course can be taken as 9 separate modules. The schedule, course delivery and instructor are the same for all modules, as detailed below.

  • Delivery: Online
  • Instructor: Mr. Phillip Stoeklen
  • Schedule: Upon enrollment, participants will have four weeks to complete the modules anytime December 30 - April 17.
Modules for PSYC 726-930C

PSYC 726A-930C | Evaluation Settings

Description Evaluation settings and purposes; role of the evaluator and the interdisciplinary nature of evaluation; matching evaluation methods to organizational needs.
Credits 0.3
Tuition $184.50 graduate


PSYC 726B-930C | Reporting and Interpreting Evaluation Results

Description Reporting evaluation results, provide interpretations and recommendations; present clear, accurate, and relevant reports to clients.
Credits 0.2
Tuition $123.00 graduate


PSYC 726C-930C | Dissemination Plans for Evaluation

Description Customized reporting for evaluation. Interpret and meet the information needs of various audiences; dissemination plans. 
Credits 0.2
Tuition $123.00 graduate


PSYC 726D-930C | Supporting Use of the Results

Description Personal and organizational issues that hinder the use of evaluation results; analyze topics that create distrust in results; communication for building trust in the evaluation process. 
Credits 0.2
Tuition $123.00 graduate


PSYC 726E-930C | Meta-Evaluation

Description Meta-evaluation for quality improvement and professional development.
Credits 0.2
Tuition $123.00 graduate


PSYC 726F-930C | Capacity Building in Evaluation

Description Organizational capacity-building for evaluations; capacity-building plans.
Credits 0.3
Tuition $184.50 graduate


PSYC 726G-930C | Responding to Requests for Proposals

Description Requests for proposals for external evaluation. Navigate proposal process; strategies for competitive proposals.
Credits 0.2
Tuition $123.00 graduate


PSYC 726H-930C | Evaluation Plans for Grant Proposals

Description Grant writing process; identify grant opportunities; evaluation plans for grant proposals. 
Credits 0.2
Tuition $123.00 graduate


PSYC 726I-930C | Jobs in Evaluation

Description Job opportunities and professional resources in evaluation; internal evaluation positions; communicate evaluation skills during the hiring process; consulting opportunities. 
Credits 0.2
Tuition $123.00 graduate
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Institutional Research Applications | PSYC 728-930C

This course can be taken as 9 separate modules. The schedule, course delivery and instructor are the same for all modules, as detailed below.

  • Delivery: Online
  • Instructor: Dr. Meridith Wentz
  • Schedule: Upon enrollment, participants will have four weeks to complete the modules anytime December 30 - April 17.
Modules for PSYC 728-930C

PSYC 728A-930C | Enrollment Management and Modeling

Description Enrollment management concepts and practices for Institutional Research; enrollment management and modeling.
Credits 0.3
Tuition $184.50 graduate


PSYC 728B-930C | Assessment and Evaluating Academic Programs

Description Assessment and evaluation of academic programs for Institutional Research; tools and techniques for assessment and evaluation.
Credits 0.2
Tuition $123.00 graduate


PSYC 728C-930C | Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis

Description Strategic planning for higher education. Role of institutional research; techniques for conducting strategic planning and policy analysis, utilizing data in strategic planning. 
Credits 0.3
Tuition $184.50 graduate


PSYC 728D-930C | Benchmarking and Data Sharing in Institutional Research

Description Benchmarking and data sharing for higher education; identify peer groups and sources for comparative data.
Credits 0.2
Tuition $123.00 graduate


PSYC 728E-930C | Workload Studies in Institutional Research

Description Workload studies for institutions of higher education; typical components and techniques for conducting workload studies.
Credits 0.2
Tuition $123.00 graduate


PSYC 728F-930C | Data Management in Institutional Research

Description Transactional systems and relational databases in institutional research.
Credits 0.2
Tuition $123.00 graduate


PSYC 728G-930C | Institutional Accountability

Description Accountability reporting options; national, state, and local trends, reporting requirements and emerging issues in institutional accountability; techniques for designing institutional accountability reports. 
Credits 0.2
Tuition $123.00 graduate


PSYC 728H-930C | External Reporting in IR

Description External reporting for institutional researchers; techniques for external reporting requirements.
Credits 0.2
Tuition $123.00 graduate


PSYC 728I-930C | Accreditation and Institutional Research

Description Institutional and discipline specific accreditation; regional institutional accreditation requirements; role of institutional research in accreditation.
Credits 0.2
Tuition $123.00 graduate
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