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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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    Evaluation Café

    A longstanding, twice monthly speaker series featuring thought leaders in evaluation. Eval Café encourages discussion and helps build community within the field.

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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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    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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    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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Evaluation Lab - A World of Opportunity

The Evaluation Lab will serve West Michigan communities and give WMU students exciting access to experiential learning opportunities.

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.