Membership

CUEE members include representatives of universities and university college programs with an interest in developing and offering evaluation-related graduate courses and credentials.

Current Members

Who Can Become a Member

Representatives of universities and university college programs with an interest in developing and offering evaluation-related graduate courses and credentials may become members of CUEE.

New and Renewing Members

Membership in CUEE follows the academic year, September to August, and is renewable annually. Each September, a call to existing member institutions/programs will be made by the Secretariat, soliciting their interest in renewing their membership. Membership dues will be reviewed annually.

At the same time that a call for interest in renewing existing memberships is made, a call will be made to other institutions/programs to solicit their interest in joining CUEE. That call will include institutions/programs that have indicated an interest in CUEE or have been included in the updated inventory of graduate courses and programs in evaluation. Given the changing nature of courses and programs, the inventory will be updated periodically.

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Expectations of Members

CUEE members are invited to cooperate and collaborate to offer increased access to graduate level courses and credentials. Member institutions are encouraged to share (via the Secretariat) course syllabi, program proposals, and other materials that make it possible for Consortium members to learn about existing and proposed evaluation-related education opportunities and position their own initiatives so that they complement existing courses and programs.

Membership in CUEE implies a commitment to the principles that guide this Consortium. A member must be:

  • committed to increasing access to quality graduate level instruction in evaluation through a mix of in-person course offerings and internet-based (or distance mode) delivery mechanisms
  • committed to pre-service and in-service professional development for evaluation practitioners informed by contemporary theory and professional practice
  • committed to shared access to programs and courses among Consortium members
  • committed to being student-focused
  • committed to maintaining high academic standards as defined within respective provincial jurisdictions
  • respectful of the highest professional standards and ethics of professional practice in the field (e.g., Joint Committee Standards for Program Evaluation)
  • respectful of evaluation as an interdisciplinary domain of inquiry
  • respectful of diversity of information needs of the evaluation community and contexts for practice
  • respectful of member university interests and autonomy
  • respectful of market trends and demands in government, voluntary, private and other sectors with interest in evaluation

These principles are intended to guide the policies and practices of members of CUEE. The founding members of CUEE agreed to create this Consortium to realize the benefits from information sharing and collaboration and new members are expected to join in that spirit.

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Member Benefits

CUEE is a unique organization, as a voluntary association of post-secondary institutions for the purpose of expanding graduate-level evaluation courses and programs for current and prospective practitioners.

Membership is by institution. Several universities have more than one program or academic unit represented. Each institutional member has one vote and up to two persons may attend regular meetings.

The Consortium Council is made up of all members and serves as the strategic information and planning body, making it possible for members to inform each other of plans and key decisions, to take advantage of opportunities to coordinate member activities and initiatives, and to shape and align CUEE with emerging government and evaluation-related priorities.

CUEE Chair and Vice-Chair lead all meetings of the Consortium Council and work with the Secretariat to communicate with members about issues and initiatives that fulfill CUEE’s goals and objectives.

The CUEE Secretariat is currently located at the University of Victoria, School of Public Administration. The Secretariat facilitates the day-to-day operations of the Consortium including ongoing communication and liaising with members; maintaining the public CUEE website and members-only Portal; confirming annual memberships and recruiting new members; collecting dues; and reporting to the Consortium Council regarding CUEE activities and finances via an Annual Report.

Objectives:

  • To enhance students’ access to graduate-level evaluation courses and credential programs;
  • To support evaluators’ educational needs toward the CES Credentialed Evaluator designation;
  • To build capacity among Canadian universities to develop and deliver high quality evaluation education and training by sharing course materials and participating in learning events; and
  • To support the development of graduate-level certificate and degree programs in evaluation.

Increased Visibility:

  • CUEE’s bilingual website features member institutions’ evaluation courses and programs.
  • Exhibitor tables at annual CES conference and PPX Symposium feature CUEE members programs.
  • CUEE is recognized as the leading authority on graduate education in evaluation across Canada.

Enhanced Education:

  • The Student Accessibility Project enables students to access courses across member institutions.
  • Members share course materials and collaborate on developing and delivering competency-based graduate-level evaluation courses, credentials and professional development.
  • Members collaborate to strengthen existing graduate-level certificate and diploma programs and support the development of other credentials, including online delivery.

Support Graduate Students:

  • Enhanced access to graduate courses and programs in evaluation across member institutions.
  • CUEE and the Performance and Planning Exchange (PPX) provide student bursaries to participate in the annual PPX Symposium via contributions from PPX.
  • CUEE hosts an exhibitor table at the annual PPX symposium, with student participation.
  • CUEE members participated in adjudication committees for the Canadian Evaluation Society Education Fund SEEK Award and the Postgraduate Scholarship Assistance Fund.

Collaboration:

  • Access to a members-only Portal that supports information-sharing, including a repository of course syllabi, program proposals and related materials as a dynamic member resource.
  • The Portal also provides a platform for collaborating on cutting edge research on evaluation.
  • CUEE has built partnerships with various stakeholders, such as: the Canadian Evaluation Society (CES), the Canadian Evaluation Society Education Fund (CESEF), the Centre of Excellence for Evaluation in the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS), provincial and territorial governments and others, to support current joint discussions and projects.

Professional Development:

  • The University of Victoria and Carleton University collaborated to develop and deliver a Certificate in Evaluation program for the Government of the North West Territories; discussions are underway with the Government of the Yukon for a similar program.

Publication Opportunities:

  • Regular publication opportunities for CUEE members in Canadian Government Executive Magazine.
  • Opportunities for CUEE members to disseminate research papers through thematic segments in the Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation over the next two years.

CUEE members are encouraged to develop their own graduate evaluation credentials so that they can become providers of graduate evaluation education as well as recipients of courses taken by their students elsewhere. Given the importance of online graduate education, institutions are encouraged to offer at least some courses in that mode. Institutions that have created or are currently offering courses and programs online will have opportunities on the member’s SharePoint site to share their experiences of evaluation-related teaching and learning via distance education modalities.

Become a Member

Please contact the CUEE Secretariat for more information: cuee@uvic.ca

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