University of Cincinnati Evaluation Services Center
Who We Are
The University of Cincinnati Evaluation Services Center (UCESC), under the current direction of Jacinda Dariotis (2015-present), Director & Professor, 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 external evaluation and research services to UC units, 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.