The Evaluation Center is committed to advancing the theory, practice, and utilization of evaluation through research, education, service, and leadership.
To fulfill this vision, The Evaluation Center has the following mission:
- Providing evaluation, research, and capacity-building services to a broad array of University, public, community-based, national, and international organizations to assist them in assessing and improving their programs
- Conducting research on evaluation supported by federal grants to contribute to the evaluation knowledge base and to advancing theory and methodology of evaluation
- Engaging in academic leadership by publishing in the peer-reviewed literature, by presenting on cutting-edge evaluation issues, and through service to professional organizations and scholarly journals
- Administering the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Evaluation, which provides doctoral education and state-of-the-art research and evaluation opportunities for the next generation of evaluation scholars and practitioners
The core values of The Evaluation Center are excellence, integrity, service orientation, professionalism, innovation, diversity, and scholarship.