Program Evaluation: Purpose and Usefulness
THIS IS A JOURNAL ENTRY……
PLEASE USE AT LEAST ONE OF THE REQUIRED READING SOURCES……..
Journal: Program Evaluation: Purpose and Usefulness
In this course, you use journaling as part of your assignments. Your journal is private and only shared with your Instructor. You will use this journal to reflect on topics throughout the course, as they relate to you as a human service professional.
Program evaluation is both essential and useful for human services administrators. Conducting a program evaluation can serve multiple purposes for human services organizations. It is important for administrators to know how to use a program evaluation to appraise programs and services offered by their organizations. As you prepare for journaling this week, consider the purposes for conducting a program evaluation in a human services organization of interest to you. Exploring program evaluation provides you with valuable information about how evaluation is useful in human services administration.
Post in your journal a brief description of a human services organization of interest to you. Like the Wounded Warrior Project, American Cancer Association, or any association dealing with cancer or breast cancer interest me.
Then explain one specific purpose for conducting a program evaluation in that human services organization.
Provide one example that illustrates how program evaluation might be utilized for this purpose.
Finally, draw a conclusion about the usefulness of program evaluation in assessing human services programs and services.
Support your response with references to the Learning Resources.
Suggested length: approximately 250–500 words (1–2 pages)