Evaluation, Assessment and Policy Connections (EvAP) is a unit within the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. EvAP’s mission is to build evaluation capacity and effectiveness of public, nonprofit , and private organizations to meet the challenges of developing and sustaining successful programs.
EvAP guides program stakeholders through setting goals, determining outcomes, and identifying methods to measure programs, which enables them to use what they learn from evaluation to make informed decisions about future paths. EvAP specializes in training evaluators and conducting program evaluations. In all of our work, we are committed to sharing evaluation expertise, instruments, and processes while serving as an evaluation training center for our students and the broader education and service communities.
Together, EvAP’s team of evaluators and support staff delivers technically sound strategies that are innovative and reflective of the client’s evaluation goals and objectives. The following programs represent a sample of EvAP’s evaluation experience:
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EvAP provides graduate students interested in program evaluation the unique opportunity to receive practical experience through research assistantships on EvAP projects.
Research assistantships are available to students pursuing an M.A. in Educational Psychology or Culture, Curriculum, and Change, or a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, Measurement and Evaluation; Early Childhood, Family, and Literacy Studies; or Culture, Curriculum and Change. Assistantships require 20 hours of work a week and may include tuition remissions and/or waivers.
The M.A. degree requires two full semesters of residence and completion of a minimum of 30 semester hours in advanced course work, including 3-6 hours of thesis; comprehensive exams also are required. The Ph.D. degree requires a maximum 50 hours beyond the Master's degree, full-time enrollment until all formal course work is completed, comprehensive examinations and a dissertation.
More information about UNC-CH programs and admission requirements can be found at: http://www.unc.edu.