Spring 2024 SOWK 460w Class 05 Weekly Email

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I hope that you are all doing well and ready for class tomorrow evening. It should be productive. I have updated all of the journal entries for the rest of the semester so they are all there. They are in the discussion forum for each week (plus there is an assignment w/ due date). They are set to private, so only I will be able to read them.

Unit Introduction and What You Will Learn

In week five, we start exploring more of the context around the program evaluation. This includes cultural competency and how we can develop culturally sensitive program evaluations. We will also start a discussion around gathering information for the logic model. The agenda is as follows:

  • Peer review group work plans
  • Explore cultural competency
  • Adding cultural sensitivity to program evaluation
  • Introduction to logic models

Unit Assignments


  • Kapp and Anderson (2010) Chapter Five: Agencies and Academics: The Social and Political Context of Program Evaluation
  • Kapp and Anderson (2010) Chapter Six: Cultural Competency and Program Evaluation

A-01: Class Engagement and Attendance

Attend class

A-02: Chapter Reading Quizzes

Complete W-05 A-02 for Kapp and Anderson (2010) chapter(s) 05 and 06 by Sunday 2/18.

A-04a Individual Weekly Journal Entries

This assignment starts this week. You can find the assignment W-05 A-04a Journal Entry 01.

Unit Resources

During class, we will review an article by Clarke et al. (2022) as an example of a program evaluation and how it connects with culturally responsive practices. The article, Empowering Indigenous Communities Through a Participatory, Culturally Responsive Evaluation of a Federal Program for Older Americans, is open access, so you can download and read it directly from the publisher.

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 05 - Research Context and Cultural Competence.

You can find the recording of all of our classes in the lecture videos for this course.


Clarke, G. S., Douglas, E. B., House, M. J., Hudgins, K. E. G., Campos, S., & Vaughn, E. E. (2022). Empowering Indigenous communities through a participatory, culturally responsive evaluation of a federal program for older Americans. American Journal of Evaluation, 43(4), 484-503. https://doi.org/10.1177/10982140211030557

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