The University of California Educational Evaluation Center (UCEC) – based at the Gevirtz School at UC Santa Barbara – announces an intensive training in educational evaluation for graduate students in the UC system. The three-day institute will be held June 21-23; all applications for the institute must be submitted by 5 pm, April 30.
Participants will attend method, theory, and skill-based workshops in educational evaluation conducted by nationally recognized UC scholars. Additionally, graduate students will have the opportunity to share their individual research interests and receive feedback from UC professors and other graduate students from a variety of disciplines who are also interested in educational evaluation.
An applicant must be a masters or doctoral student enrolled and in good academic standing at a University of California campus (Berkeley; Davis; Irvine; Los Angeles; Merced; Riverside; San Diego; San Francisco; Santa Barbara; and Santa Cruz). Applicants may be from any academic discipline but must have strong interest in educational evaluation. While not required, prior experience in educational evaluation is encouraged (coursework, research projects, etc.). Further information about the application process and an application form are available on-line at education.ucsb.edu/ucec/Institute.html.
The University of California Educational Evaluation Center utilizes the system-wide expertise of nationally-recognized scholars to address educational problems through the rigorous evaluation of potential educational solutions. Through these evaluations, the UCEC contributes to the knowledge base of effective policies and practices (PK–20 and beyond) with the goal of improving data use and decision-making.
The combined experience of the UCEC Site Directors offers content and methodological expertise to successfully conduct national, state, and local educational evaluations. In addition, the strategic locations of each of the partner campuses give the UCEC a presence in all the major regions of a bellwether state, maximizing the Center’s capacity to conduct both state and local evaluations that also have national significance.
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