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University Centers

The following academic Centers and Institutes focus a significant portion of their work in the area of evaluation. 

Name: Center for Social Research Methods
Institution:
Cornell University
Scope:
Focus on applied social research methods
Content: Papers, links, course resources, online textbook, extensive resources
Link: 
http://www.socialresearchmethods.net


Name: Center for At-Risk Children’s Services (CACS)
Institution: University Of Nebraska/Lincoln
Scope: Providing customized evaluation solutions to schools and social service agencies, with a focus on school-based services and prevention programs
Content: Services provided, Project descriptions, Teacher and Parent Links, Staff experience
Link: http://www.unl.edu/cacs


Name: Center for Business Performance (CBP)
Institution: Cranfield School of Management (UK)
Scope
: Performance Management and Management Research
Content: Project Descriptions, Output, Courses
Link: http://www.som.cranfield.ac.uk/som/cbp/


Name: Center for Educational Research and Evaluation (CERE)
Institution: University of Mississippi 
Scope
: Conduct evaluation on a variety of areas within academia and outside of academia. 
Content: Surveys, Professional Development Opportunities for Researchers, Evaluation Reports
Link: http://cere.olemiss.edu/


Name: Center for Evaluation Research and Methodology (CERM)
Institution: Vanderbilt University, Vanderbilt Institute for Public Policy Studies
Funding:
Range of government, private, and individual sources 
Scope
: Advance research on the effectiveness of social programs and policy
Content: Bibliography of CERM Publications, Description of center and personnel
Link: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/CERM/


Name: Center for Program Evaluation
Institution: University of Melbourne, Australia 
Scope
: Academic department and evaluation center
Content: Course descriptions, project descriptions, publications/reports
Link: http://www.edfac.unimelb.edu.au/cpe/courses/timetable.html


Name: Centre for the Advancement of Measurement, Evaluation, Research & Assessment
Institution:
University of Toronto
Scope:
Fosters research and development in applied measurement, program evaluation, research methods and assessment of individuals
Content: Creates opportunities for collaboration on research and development; sponsors workshops, symposiums and seminars on methodological issues of current interest
Link: 
http://fcis.oise.utoronto.ca/~camera/


Name: Evaluation, Assessment, and Policy Connections
Institution: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 
Scope
: Evaluation, training, and technical assistance in evaluation, assessment, and strategic planning
Content: Information on EvAP projects, staff, and training opportunities
Link: http://www.unc.edu/depts/ed/evap/


Name: The Evaluation Center
Institution: Western Michigan University 
Scope
: Advancing the theory and practice of program, personnel, and student/constituent evaluation, as applied primarily to education and human services
Content: Extensive links, Project descriptions, Publications/reports, Checklist project, Directory of Evaluators, Glossaries
Link: http://www.wmich.edu/evalctr/


Name: Harvard Family Research Project (HFRP)
Institution: Harvard University Graduate School of Education
Scope
: Supporting and evaluating programs for children, families, and communities
Content: Info on HRFP Projects, Reports, Case Studies for Classroom
Use, Evaluation Exchange Newsletter 
Link: http://www.hfrp.org/


Name: Institute for Assessment and Evaluation
Institution: The University of Tennessee
Scope: Evaluation, Assessment, Professional Development, Test Development, Graduate Program in Assessment and Evaluation
Content: Services provided, Graduate program description, project descriptions, training opportunities, faculty bios
Link:  http://web.utk.edu/~iae/


Name: Institute for Governmental Service and Research
Institution: University of Maryland, College Park
Scope: Program evaluation and model-building for the Maryland Judiciary: juvenile justice, drug courts, mental health courts, alternative dispute resolution, truancy interventions
Content:
About IGSR, reports & publications, SMART record-tracking services, Academy courses
Link:
http://www.igsr.umd.edu


Name: Institute of Organizational and Program Evaluation
Research
Institution: Claremont Graduate University
Scope
: Program Development; Program Evaluation; Needs Assessments; Organization Effectiveness Research, Logic Model & Program Theory Consultation
Content: Services provided, Leadership, Links
Link: http://www.cgu.edu/pages/506.asp


Name: Iowa Center for Evaluation Research
Institution: University of Iowa
Scope: Public health program evaluation
Content: Evaluations of public health initiatives, training and educational programs
Link: http://www.uiowa.edu/~nrcfcp/research/ICER.shtml


Name: National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST)
Institution: University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)
Funding:
US Dept of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement 
Scope
: Evaluation and research related to educational testing in
K-12 schools
Content: Links, Example Rubrics, CRESST Reports, Articles on testing, Ask the expert option
Link: http://www.cse.ucla.edu/ 


Name: Office of Evaluation
Institution: University of New Mexico 
Scope
: Public health program evaluations, especially in multi-cultural populations
Content: Descriptions of projects & staff
Linkhttp://hsc.unm.edu/som/fcm/eval/projects.shtml


Name: Program Development and Evaluation Unit
Institution: University of Wisconsin
Scope
: Extension program development and evaluation
Content: Guides and extensive materials, Course listings,
Project information
Link: http://www.uwex.edu/ces/pdande/


Name: Program Evaluation Research Group (PERG)
Institution: Lesley University
Scope
: Public education and conducting evaluation research
Content: About PERG, bibliography of PERG publications
Link: http://www.lesley.edu/perg.html


Name: The Evaluation Group
Institution: Institute on Community Integration (UCEDD), University of Minnesota
Scope: Evaluation services for programs and organizations that serve people with disabilities and other special needs
Content: Services and Approach, Staff, Projects, Contact Us
Link: http://ici1.umn.edu/evaluation/index.htm