Comparison of Canadian and American Graduate Evaluation Education Programs

  • M. Theresa Hunter
  • James C McDavid
Keywords: graduate education, evaluation education, inventory

Abstract

University education in evaluation is an important support for the professionalization of the field. Using internet sources and direct contacts with 105 Canadian university departments, our study develops a Canada-wide inventory of graduate courses and programs, with emphasis on evaluation. Comparisons are made with inventories of American graduate evaluation programs undertaken between 1980 and 2018. Although Canada has about half as many multi-course graduate programs in evaluation as were found in the United States in 2018, the relative number of Canadian programs is disproportionately greater, considering the two countries’ population sizes. Canada also has a more diverse range of disciplines offering evaluation education programs.

Author Biographies

M. Theresa Hunter
M. Theresa Hunter, PhD, is a consultant in Victoria British Columbia, and has provided coordination and assistance to the Consortium of Universities for Evaluation Education (CUEE) since 2009.
James C McDavid
James C. McDavid, PhD, is a Professor in the School of Public Administration, University of Victoria, and established the CUEE Secretariat at University of Victoria in 2008.
Published
2019-12-09
Section
Articles- English