Sessional Lecturer - A Foundation of Program Evaluation in Social Sciences [RM]

Toronto (City), Ontario (CA)
05 Oct 2020
End of advertisement period
23 Oct 2020
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Sociology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Sessional Lecturer - APD3202H - A Foundation of Program Evaluation in Social Sciences [RM]

Course number and title:
APD3202H A Foundation of Program Evaluation in Social Sciences [RM]

Course description:
This doctoral-level course serves as an introduction to program evaluation used in education, psychology, and social sciences. Program evaluation aims to systematically investigate the process, effectiveness, and outcomes of programs. Its primary goal is to inform decision-making processes based on answers to why it works or doesn't work and improve the quality of the program. In this course, students will learn the craft of program evaluation at various stages, including: critically appraising evaluation research; assessing program needs, developing a logic model, evaluating the process and outcomes of the program, evaluating efficiency, dealing with ethical issues, warranting evaluation claims, and communicating with stakeholders. This course will focus on both theoretical and practical issues in designing, implementing, and appraising formative and summative evaluations of various educational and invention programs. In this course, we will consider the effects of various social, cultural, and political contextual factors underlying the program.

Estimated TA support: none
Estimated course enrolment: 25 
Class schedule: Tue 17:00 - 20:00
Sessional dates of appointment: Winter  2021-01-01 - 2021-04-30Appointment percentage: 100
Salary:CUPE3902 Unit 3 Salaries. The rates stated in the collective agreement shall prevail..

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Candidate must have a doctoral degree in education or related field;                                                                                  
  2. Experience and demonstrated excellence in teaching graduate courses, with a focus in both theoretical & practical issues in designing, implementing, & appraising formative & summative evaluations of various educational & invention programs.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Individuals with demonstrated experience with related course content; 
  2. Demonstrated scholarship in the area of the course topic;
  3. Prior experience teaching flex-mode courses preferred. 

Description of duties:

  1. Teach a minimum of 36 hours.
  2. Prepare teaching resources for each class and provide relevant materials.
  3. Assess and evaluate students' work and provide a final course grade according to OISE/UT grading practices.
  4. Be available for informal meetings/communications with students as necessary.

There is a possibility that part or all of a course offered during Fall, Winter or Year may require online teaching and timetable adjustments, given community health considerations related to the pandemic. Successful candidates will be contacted to determine online course delivery needs. 

Application Procedure:
All applications must be received by October 23, 2020 to be considered for this position, a one-page covering letter outlining what the applicant brings to the position and an updated Curriculum Vitae. Names of referees may also be included but are not required. Applicants are asked to submit copies of course evaluations for all recent university-level courses taught, if available.
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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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