Measuring Impacts of Preservation Activity


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  • 24-hour-a-day access
  • Access to website & mobile version
  • Introductory video by faculty member
  • 10 learning resources
  • Challenge assignment
  • Badge upon completion

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the effective mission and program evaluation methods
  • Understand the concept of managing to outcomes
  • Identify opportunities to improve evaluation practices in your own organizations and efforts

About This Course

Evaluating the impacts of your historic preservation mission and programs is an important component of leading any preservation effort. An effective evaluator can discern whether projects have met their stated goals, identify strengths and weaknesses of finished projects, and adjust future plans to achieve better outcomes. The resources in this course will help you learn how to collect data, assess performance indicators, and conduct broad analyses of preservation activities.

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 by Gerry Wait
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A good course and enjoyed working through it. I have submitted a short essay with quite a few additional materials about techniques that I found via an independent mentor that others may find useful so I hope the course leaders will in time add them.

ARCUS Program Response: Thanks for the additional materials! We do adjust the courses regularly, so we're pleased to receive them.

 by Marco Meniketti
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This course offered a significant amount of usable and applicable tools for program evaluation, adaptable at several levels to diverse situations. In fact, so useful were some of the materials that I intend to adapt some items for my graduate course, Fields of Application for graduates in Applied Anthropology. The CDC workbook was especially suitable for application exercises. The Outcomes based assessment readings also were strong. Applied Anthropology students often find themselves working in the Non-profit sector. Select readings from this course has provided me with applicable background for lessons.

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