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What is Community-Based Assessment and Evaluation?

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A community-based assessment is also known as a “Community Needs Assessment.”

Graduates of this program are able to collect and analyze information in order to identify community needs and plan ways to meet them. The program strengthens and deepens students’ understanding of data collection and analysis techniques.

This certificate is available to both undergraduate and graduate students.

  • Certificate Benefits

    Undergraduate students

    • Strengthen their application to graduate school by learning advanced concepts in applied statistics, measurement, and grant writing.
    • Accrue practical experience through collaborations with local non-profit organizations.
    • Build a strong professional network via contacts made with local agencies
    • Enact the Marianist charism by providing competent services to non-profit organizations that meet community-identified needs.

    Graduate students

    • Develop research skills and strengthen their knowledge of statistics, making them more appealing to prospective doctoral programs or employers.
    • Apply their expertise in their graduate program toward addressing complex problems affecting vulnerable populations
    • Gain practical experience which will introduce students to new professional relationships and build their professional résumé.

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