Fall Credit Outreach Catalog: Psychology Module Options

Many of the psychology certificate course offerings can be taken as individual modules.
In this Section

Introduction to Evaluation and Institutional Research | PSYC 720-900C

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 August 8 - November 23.
Modules for PSYC 720-900C

PSYC 720A-900C | 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 $120.00 graduate


PSYC 720B-900C | Responsibilities of Institutional Research Offices

Description Responsibilities of Institutional Research offices, similarities and differences in the responsibilities of different offices. 
Credits 0.2
Tuition $120.00 graduate


PSYC 720C-900C | Overview of Evaluation Approaches and Theories

Description Major theories and approaches that guide evaluation work; similarities and differences among them.
Credits 0.1
Tuition $60.00 graduate


PSYC 720D-900C | 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 $120.00 graduate


PSYC 720E-900C | 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 $120.00 graduate


PSYC 720F-900C | 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 $120.00 graduate


PSYC 720G-900C | 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 $120.00 graduate


PSYC 720H-900C | 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 $120.00 graduate


PSYC 720I-900C | 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 $120.00 graduate


PSYC 720J-900C | 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 $60.00 graduate


PSYC 720K-900C | 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 $120.00 graduate
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Evaluation and Institutional Research: Ethics and Practice | PSYC 721-900C

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 August 8 - November 23.
Modules for PSYC 721-900C

PSYC 721A-900C | 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 $120.00 graduate


PSYC 721B-900C | 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 $120.00 graduate


PSYC 721C-900C | 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 $120.00 graduate


PSYC 721D-900C | 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 $120.00 graduate


PSYC 721E-900C | Reflective Practice in Evaluation and Institutional Research

Description Reflective practice in evaluation and institutional research to support professional growth.
Credits 0.2
Tuition $120.00 graduate
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Project Management in Evaluation and Institutional Research  | PSYC 722-900C

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 August 8 - November 23.
Modules for PSYC 722-900C

PSYC 722A-900C | Stakeholders, Roles and Responsibilities

Description Roles and responsibilities of stakeholders in an evaluation setting.
Credits 0.4
Tuition $240.00 graduate


PSYC 722B-900C | Communication and Collaboration with Stakeholders

Description Techniques for communicating and collaborating with internal and external stakeholders in an evaluation project. 
Credits 0.2
Tuition $120.00 graduate


PSYC 722C-900C | Budgeting for an Evaluation

Description Costs associated with conducting evaluation; create detailed, accurate budgets for an evaluation project.
Credits 0.3
Tuition $180.00 graduate


PSYC 722D-900C | 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 $180.00 graduate


PSYC 722E-900C | Conflict Management in Evaluation and Institutional Research

Description Effective communication with team members and project stakeholders.
Credits 0.2
Tuition $120.00 graduate


PSYC 722F-900C | 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 $240.00 graduate


PSYC 722G-900C | Professional Growth in Evaluation and Institutional Research

Description Professional development plans for evaluators; identifying short-term and long-term goals.
Credits 0.2
Tuition $120.00 graduate
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Research Methods in Evaluation and Institutional Research | PSYC 723-900C

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 August 8 - November 23.
Modules for PSYC 723-900C

PSYC 723A-900C | Evaluability Assessment

Description Evaluability assessments; assessing programs for scope and feasibility as evaluation.
Credits 0.2
Tuition $120.00 graduate


PSYC 723B-900C | Identifying Evaluation Questions

Description Evaluation questions based on stakeholder feedback, program goals and objectives; questions are relevant, measurable, and useful. 
Credits 0.2
Tuition $120.00 graduate


PSYC 723C-900C | 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 $120.00 graduate


PSYC 723D-900C | Research Design in Evaluation and Institutional Research

Description Quantitative and qualitative research designs; mixed-methods approaches.
Credits 0.4
Tuition $240.00 graduate


PSYC 723E-900C | Program Theory: Logic Modeling/Program Theory of Change

Description Logic models for evaluation; program theory of change for evaluation.
Credits 0.2
Tuition $120.00 graduate


PSYC 723F-900C | 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 $120.00 graduate


PSYC 723G-900C | Sampling in Evaluation and Institutional Research

Description Random and convenience sampling techniques; sampling methods for representativeness and generalizability.
Credits 0.2
Tuition $120.00 graduate


PSYC 723H-900C | 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 $120.00 graduate


PSYC 723I-900C | 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 $120.00 graduate
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Data Collection in Evaluation and Institutional Research | PSYC 724-900C

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 August 8 - November 23.
Modules for PSYC 724-900C

PSYC 724A-900C | Focus Groups in Evaluation and Institutional Research

Description Focus group method for evaluations; appropriate use, strengths, and weaknesses. 
Credits 0.4
Tuition $240.00 graduate


PSYC 724B-900C | Surveys in Evaluation and Institutional Research

Description Survey development and administration for evaluations; appropriate use, strengths, and weaknesses.
Credits 0.4
Tuition $240.00 graduate


PSYC 724C-900C | Observation Studies in Evaluation

Description Observational data collection techniques for evaluation; appropriate use, strengths, and weaknesses. 
Credits 0.2
Tuition $120.00 graduate
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Data Analysis in Evaluation and Institutional Research | PSYC 725-900C

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 August 8 - November 23.
Modules for PSYC 725-900C

PSYC 725A-900C | 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 $180.00 graduate


PSYC 725B-900C | Qualitative Data Analysis in Evaluation and Institutional Research

Description Basic qualitative data analysis; thematic analysis and coding of qualitative data. 
Credits 0.3
Tuition $180.00 graduate


PSYC 725C-900C | Managing Evaluation and Institutional Research Data

Description Data management and storage; strategies for confidentiality, promoting accuracy, and secure storage.
Credits 0.2
Tuition $120.00 graduate


PSYC 725D-900C | 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 $120.00 graduate
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Evaluation Applications | PSYC 726-900C

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 August 8 - November 23.
Modules for PSYC 726-900C

PSYC 726A-900C | 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 $180.00 graduate


PSYC 726B-900C | 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 $120.00 graduate


PSYC 726C-900C | Dissemination Plans for Evaluation

Description Customized reporting for evaluation. Interpret and meet the information needs of various audiences; dissemination plans. 
Credits 0.2
Tuition $120.00 graduate


PSYC 726D-900C | 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 $120.00 graduate


PSYC 726E-900C | Meta-Evaluation

Description Meta-evaluation for quality improvement and professional development.
Credits 0.2
Tuition $120.00 graduate


PSYC 726F-900C | Capacity Building in Evaluation

Description Organizational capacity-building for evaluations; capacity-building plans.
Credits 0.3
Tuition $180.00 graduate


PSYC 726G-900C | Responding to Requests for Proposals

Description Requests for proposals for external evaluation. Navigate proposal process; strategies for competitive proposals.
Credits 0.2
Tuition $120.00 graduate


PSYC 726H-900C | Evaluation Plans for Grant Proposals

Description Grant writing process; identify grant opportunities; evaluation plans for grant proposals. 
Credits 0.2
Tuition $120.00 graduate


PSYC 726I-900C | 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 $120.00 graduate
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Institutional Research Applications | PSYC 728-900C

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 August 8 - November 23.
Modules for PSYC 728-900C

PSYC 728A-900C | Enrollment Management and Modeling

Description Enrollment management concepts and practices for Institutional Research; enrollment management and modeling.
Credits 0.3
Tuition $180.00 graduate


PSYC 728B-900C | 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 $120.00 graduate


PSYC 728C-900C | 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 $180.00 graduate


PSYC 728D-900C | 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 $120.00 graduate


PSYC 728E-900C | 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 $120.00 graduate


PSYC 728F-900C | Data Management in Institutional Research

Description Transactional systems and relational databases in institutional research.
Credits 0.2
Tuition $120.00 graduate


PSYC 728G-900C | 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 $120.00 graduate


PSYC 728H-900C | External Reporting in IR

Description External reporting for institutional researchers; techniques for external reporting requirements.
Credits 0.2
Tuition $120.00 graduate


PSYC 728I-900C | Accreditation and Institutional Research

Description Institutional and discipline specific accreditation; regional institutional accreditation requirements; role of institutional research in accreditation.
Credits 0.2
Tuition $120.00 graduate
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