University of Cincinnati Evaluation Services Center
Who We Are
The University of Cincinnati Evaluation Services Center (UCESC), under the current direction of Dr. Jacinda Dariotis (2015-present), has functioned as an independent service center within the College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services (CECH) at the University of Cincinnati since 1996 (founding director, Debbie Zorn, 1996-2014). UCESC provides, research, evaluation, assessment, and consulting services to equip clients and partners to make data-based decisions for accountability, continuous quality improvement, program planning, and program and policy development. UCESC employs a collaborative model and has provided comprehensive services to schools and school districts, higher education, professional development providers, childcare and early childhood education providers, and health-related and social service organizations.
What We Do
- Provide sound, efficient, and useful answers to questions about programs, policies, projects, and services that focus on the needs of individuals, families, and communities
- Utilize a variety of research tools to tailor services to collaboratively address the unique needs of education and education-related human services organizations
- Deliver training and technical assistance in planning for evaluation and building programs’ own capacity to perform evaluation
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Who We Work With
- Schools and school districts, training and professional development providers, government agencies, community groups, and human services agencies
- College and university programs, centers, and faculty
- Other evaluators and researchers
Our mission is to support, educate, and build the capacity of educational and human services programs to make data-based decisions for accountability, meaningful program improvement, and policy development.