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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - GEY5476
Tracking Number - 2598

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2012-01-19
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: to GC 11/3/11. Approved. To USF System 11/28/11. to SCNS 12/6/11. Approved. Effective 1/1/12.

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2011-08-23
  2. Department: School of Aging Studies
  3. College: BC
  4. Budget Account Number: 1229000
  5. Contact Person: Sandy Reynolds
  6. Phone: 8139749750
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: GEY
  9. Number: 5476
  10. Full Title: Program Evaluation in an Aging Society
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: N
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Program Evaluation Aging Soc
  19. Course Online?: C - Face-to-face (0% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites:
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: Students develop knowledge of the purposes of evaluation research and the approaches and methodologies necessary to evaluation aging services programs and organizations

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Needed to compete with national trends
  26. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service? This course supports both our MA and Graduate Certificate programs it is given once a year usually in the Spring occasionally in the Summer enrollment can be expected at 8 to 10 Graduate Students
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? Yes, 2 times
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) Advanced degree in Gerontology or a related field; expertise in long term care and/or research methods is desirable.
  29. Objectives: To expose students to the methodologies of how to conduct intervention research that is relevant to practice and policy in aging services.

    To teach students how to evaluate intervention research and apply the findings to aging services practice and policy.

    To teach students how to design intervention research that is sensitive to and addresses age racial gender social cultural economic and other issues of difference.

    To expose students to the practical political and economic issues related to aging services intervention research. Learn about how to apply Human Subjects and Institutional Review Boards ethics and values to the design of aging services intervention research.

  30. Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this course students will be able to

    Develop and implement intervention research that is relevant to practice and policy in aging services.

    Evaluate intervention research and applying the findings to aging services practice and policy.

    Demonstrate skill in qualitative and quantitative research design measurement data analysis and knowledge dissemination.

    Identify the practical political and economic issues related to aging services intervention research through reading assignments.

    Design intervention research that is sensitive to and addresses age race gender social cultural economic and other issues of difference.

    Complete the Human Subjects online certificate training through the USF Integrity Compliance at usf research

  31. Major Topics: Ethics and Informed Consent Case Studies and Examples of Logic Models Needs Assessments Formative Process and Outcome Evaluations Quantitative Methods and Management Quantitative Data Analysis Descriptive Bivariate and Inferential Conceptualizing Useful Analyses and Using and Interpreting Findings Overcoming Evaluation Challenges Qualitative Methods and Measurement Qualitative Data Analysis Focus Groups and Participatory Action Research Mixed Methods Integrating Quantitative and Qualitative Methods into Evaluation
  32. Textbooks:
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases: Journal articles posted on Blackboard
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: 240 points consisting of 2 exams 100 points Online assignments 90 points written assignments 50 points
  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: Midterm and final examinations are primarily short answer essay questions that require students to apply course knowledge Major written assignment is a Program Evaluation of a local aging service agency 10 15 pages Numerous online discussion assignments demonstrate learned class knowledge
  36. Attendance Policy: Course Attendance at First Class Meeting Policy for Graduate Students For structured courses 6000 and above the College Campus Dean will set the first day class attendance requirement Check with the College for specific information This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories Educational Outreach Open University TV FEEDS Program Community Experiential Learning CEL Cooperative Education Training and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days times such as directed reading research or study individual research thesis dissertation internship practica etc Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty See USF Regulation Registration 4 0101 http usfweb2 usf edu usfgc ogc 20web currentreg htm Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students In accordance with Sections 1006 53 and 1001 74 10 g Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C 6 0115 the University of South Florida University USF has established the following policy regarding religious observances http usfweb2 usf edu usfgc gc pp acadaf gc10 045 htm In the event of an emergency it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations During this time USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to Blackboard Elluminate Skype and email messaging and or an alternate schedule It s the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication and the main USF College and department websites emails and MoBull messages for important general information
  37. Policy on Make-up Work: Policy on Incompletes and Late Assignments A week begins on Monday at 12 01AM and ends Sunday at 12 00 midnight For example your IRB certification assignment that is due in Week 2 is due no later than Sunday at midnight Students must notify the instructor before the due date by email if an assignment is going to be turned in late Whenever possible students should notify the instructor at least 24 hours before the due date Extensions may be given at the instructor s discretion for extenuating circumstances but they are not guaranteed Students will lose five points e g from an 85 to an 80 for each 24 hours beyond the due date and time including weekends for unexcused late assignments or late assignments that are not discussed with the instructor Consideration for a grade of incomplete will be made on a case by case basis depending upon circumstances Policy on Cheating Cheating is defined as follows a the unauthorized granting or receiving of aid during the prescribed period of a course graded exercise students may not consult written materials such as notes or books may not look at the paper of another students nor consult orally with any other student taking the same test b asking another person to take an examination in one s place c taking an examination for or in place of another student d stealing visual concepts such as drawings sketches diagrams graphs maps etc and presenting them as one s own e stealing borrowing buying downloading from the Internet or disseminating tests answer keys or other exam materials except as officially authorized research papers creative papers speeches etc f stealing or copying computer programs and presenting them as one s own this includes the use of another student s program as obtained from the magnetic media or interactive terminals or from cards print out paper etc If you have any questions please refer to Procedures for Alleged Academic Dishonesty or Disruption http www ugs usf edu catalogs 0608 adadap htm Student Academic Grievance Procedures http www ugs usf edu catalogs 0608 arcsagp htm
  38. Program This Course Supports: MA in Gerontology; Graduate Certificate in Gerontology
  39. Course Concurrence Information: Social Work, Nursing, and Public Health.

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