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Call for Instructors: MIM Program (Program Evaluation)

Posted by SIM on June 12, 2018 in News


Course delivery of the courses “MGMT 5006 – Program Evaluation, Part 1” (online) and "MGMT 5106, Program Evaluation, Part 2" (2 day intensive) for Dalhousie University’s Master of Information Management Program in the Fall 2018 term.

The Dalhousie University Master of Information Management program is delivered in a blended on-line/distance delivery and face-to-face format.  The program was designed to meet the unique needs of working professionals in information management sector; this program is unique in Canada.

The program requires delivery/teaching of course materials for its Program Evaluation, which will include 12 weeks of distance education and a 2 day classroom component in Halifax and/or Ottawa.  To this end, this call for expressions of interest is being circulated with the aim of securing the participation of an appropriate academic instructor in this subject area. The course has an approved syllabus; and the course developer will have some flexibility to amend this.

Program evaluation is a structured approach to assessing program delivery with a goal of continuous improvement. This class introduces theories and techniques of evaluation including goal-setting, planning, design, development of indicators and measures, data collection, qualitative and quantitative analysis and legislative frameworks. Case studies based on your workplace experiences are discussed. The class then concludes with a discussion and study of how to build evaluation capacity in your organization.


The goals of this course are to:

  1. To provide an understanding of evaluation theory, components of and approaches to evaluation;
  2. To provide an understanding of how to apply credible evaluation methods in program management; and
  3. To encourage an engagement with the debates and issues in the practice of evaluation.


By the conclusion of the course students should be able to:

  1. Apply evaluation theory and program theory to evaluation practice;
  2. Prepare an evaluation framework as a part of program management; and
  3. Encourage debate on approaches to evaluation practice and contribute to debates using evaluation theory and program theory.

Course start date:  Fall 2018, Start Date:  Sept 4, 2018

The Instructor has agreed to provide the following services in the course:

  • Prepare for and present the required course material for the distance portion of the course using available  on-line tools and technologies
  • Preparation and grading of all assignments.
  • Prepare for and present the required course material for the intensive study portion of the course, including preparation and grading of all assignments.
  • Supervise and maintain responsibility for regular student contact through the course site during the distance education portion of the course and provide a venue that supports student engagement and learning.
  • meeting strict deadlines and delivery schedules

Content expert qualifications include:

  • academic qualifications in a course discipline sufficient for appointment as a faculty member in Dalhousie’s Faculty of Management
  • experience in course development and teaching at the graduate level, with a demonstrated record of teaching excellence
  • successful experience in course delivery in a distance education mode is desirable, although not mandatory for participation in the project

A stipend of approximately $ 7154.50 is offered for this teaching assignment.

If you are interested in working on this project as a content expert, please submit an expression of interest including:

  • curriculum vitae
  • a peer reference
  • recent university course evaluations from graduate courses taught by yourself
  • a student reference
  • an example of published work similar to that required for the program

The deadline for receiving expressions of interest is June 27, 2018

Your expression of interest should be directed to:
Michelle Hunter                                                                     
Associate Director, CFAME                                                 
Dalhousie University
Halifax, N.S.  B3H 3J5
6100 University Avenue, Suite 3100
e-mail: michelle.hunter@dal.ca
phone: (902) 494-1828
fax: (902) 494-5164