Research and Program Evaluation
Chair: Megan Hayes Piel (The University of Texas at San Antonio)
APM Assignment: 2019–2021
Co-chair: Jeffrey Lacasse (Florida State University)
APM Assignment: 2017–2019
This Track focuses primarily on program and practice evaluation, including social work education for evaluation. It aims to promote the furtherance of evaluation by addressing (1) innovative evaluation methods, designs, and models; (2) social work roles in program or practice evaluation; (3) controversial or ethical dilemmas inherent in evaluation, including diversity issues; (4) teaching evaluation practice in schools of social work; (5) uses of technology in evaluation; (6) building community capacity for evaluation by teaching community-based agencies; and (7) the uses and consequences of evaluation in social work.