I hope you are all doing well. I will see you guys in-person for class tonight. There is no reading quiz this week.
Continuing the discussion of program evaluation and ethics and how to write ethical frameworks is the focus of week four. We will examine ethical considerations and frameworks with program evaluation. Groups will also have time to consider their planned evaluation and develop their group work plans.
The agenda for this week includes the following:
A-01: Class Engagement and Attendance
A-04b: Group Work Plan for the Program Evaluation
Meta: Points 100 pts (10% of student’s final grade); Deadline Sunday 02/11/24 at 11:55 PM; Submission via a forum post on MyHeritage. Locations Assignment Section, Forum for Submission, Program Evaluation Work Plan Template.docx, and Syllabus Handout
Purpose: The group work plan is a form that students will complete to document their action steps and assignments for completing the program evaluation.
Task: Groups will develop a work plan that explains the sequence and tasks to be completed for the program evaluation. It should include information regarding evaluation design and data collection with tasks and deadlines assigned to group members. A potential template is available in MyHeritage for students to use.
Success: One group member will post the finalized work plan to the assigned MyHeritage Forum. Student grades will be assessed based on the plan’s completeness, clarity, fairness, and feasibility. See Appendix A for the rubric. Feedback for this assignment will be completed by mid-term grades submission, which is due by the faculty on Wednesday 03/20/24 at 5:00 PM.
During class, we will be drawing on some information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. They have a lot of great information for developing program evaluation and their approach to evaluation that students could review to gain a deeper understanding. During class, we will spend some time reviewing McDonald et al. (2015).
All of the presentations for this class can be found at https://presentations.jacobrcampbell.com. You can see this week’s slides at Spring 2024 SOWK 460w Week 04: Writing about an Ethical Framework.
You can find the recording of all of our classes in the lecture videos for this course.
McDonald, D., Boddy, J., O’Callaghan, K., & Chester, P. (2015). Ethical professional writing in social work and human services. Ethics and Social Welfare, 9(4), 359-374. https://doi.org/10.1080/17496535.2015.1009481