Upcoming Events

Check out the Spring 2015 Evaluation Café Schedule  evaluation cafe

Our Vision

  1. Providing evaluation, research, and capacity-building services to a broad array of organizations
  2. Conducting research on evaluation
  3. Engaging in academic leadership
  4. Administering the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Evaluation

Evaluation Café

The Evaluation Café features the brightest minds in evaluation, as part of a weekly series presented throughout the academic year. Guest speakers bring a fresh perspective on a wide range of evaluation topics. Attend in person – sandwiches provided! – or catch up on the latest discussion through our web library. Learn more. evaluation cafe

Evaluation Checklists

To improve the quality and consistency of evaluations and enhance evaluation capacity, we promote the use of high-quality checklists targeted to specific evaluation tasks and approaches. The checklist site provides evaluation specialists and users with refereed checklists for designing, budgeting, contracting, staffing, managing, and assessing evaluations of programs, personnel, students, and other evaluands; collecting, analyzing, and reporting evaluation information; and determining merit, worth, and significance. Learn.

Evaluation Ph.D.

The Evaluation Center houses the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Evaluation program, supporting the development of evaluation scholars and practitioners with practical experience and deep knowledge of evaluation theory, methodology, and practice as well as superior critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Learn more.


EvaluATE is the National Science Foundation-funded Evaluation Resource Center for Advanced Technological Education located at The Evaluation Center.  We offer free webinars, a quarterly newsletter, and digital resource library: evalu-ate.org


Our Mission

The Evaluation Center’s mission is to advance the theory, practice, and utilization of evaluation. The Center’s principal activities are research, education, service, dissemination, and national and international leadership in evaluation.