Explores needs assessment as an applied research tool. Addresses definitions of types of needs assessment and compares needs assessment approaches. Applies research skills in the creation, design and implementation of a pilot needs assessment project focused around educational inequities.
Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
Evaluate varying definitions and types of needs assessment.
Compare similarities, differences and uses for five approaches to conducting needs assessment projects.
Apply applied research skills in the creation, design and implementation of a pilot needs assessment project.
Classify the findings about educational inequities and identify action/remedy through the implementation of a pilot assessment.