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We're ready to meet you wherever you are on your evaluation journey.


The Evaluation Center’s mission is to advance the theory, practice, and use of evaluation. Staffed by a team of interdisciplinary evaluation specialists, the center conducts program evaluations for diverse clients, serves students and local organizations through community-engaged learning, and offers an array of open-access resources on program evaluation.

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    Located at The Evaluation Center, EvaluATE is funded by NSF to provide training on conducting, managing and using evaluation. All resources are open-access.

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    Evaluation Checklists

    The Evaluation Checklist Project offers more than 30 checklists on diverse topics to guide evaluation practice.

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    Journal of MultiDisciplinary Evaluation

    The center is home to JMDE, an open-access, peer-reviewed publication contributing to the field of evaluation through scholarly dissemination.

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Join us for an Evaluation Café

Eval Café is a weekly series presented throughout the academic year. The series features discussions, debates, and presentations about evaluation over the lunch hour. The Evaluation Center is proud to host this long standing event in order to further the sense of community within the evaluation profession. 

Working with us

Evaluation professionals at The Evaluation Center are trained to apply evaluation theory, methods, and proven practices to meet any evaluation challenge. We pride ourselves on our ability to work across a wide range of disciplines and topic areas.

We’re ready to meet you wherever you are on your evaluation journey, whether you are submitting a funding proposal, need an outcome evaluation for a long-standing program, or building your organization’s evaluation capacity. Complete the form below to get started.

  • We offer training and resources for professionals in the evaluation field. The center specializes in program evaluation, policy analysis, and survey research.

  • Our team is comprised of experienced researchers and evaluators who are versed in using a variety of methods to provide insight.


  • Lori Wingate, The Evaluation Center's Executive Director, is a new coauthor of Program Evaluation: Alternative Approaches and Practical Guidelines, published by Pearson. Originally published in 1987, this is the book's fifth edition.

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  • Melissa Dancy, Principal Research Associate at The Evaluation Center, and colleagues recently published Evaluating the Impact of Malleable Factors on Percent Time Lecturing in Gateway Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics Courses, in the International Journal of STEM Education.

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  • AEA President Corrie Whitmore joined The Evaluation Center for a special edition of Eval Café, giving a presentation titled The Synergy of Evaluation and Story.

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