Welcome to Centre for Program Evaluation
The Centre for Program Evaluation (CPE) is an evaluation and research centre located within the Melbourne Graduate School of Education at The University of Melbourne, Australia.
Staff associated with the Centre have wide and complementary interests in the practice and study of evaluation in areas such as education, health, welfare and training.
Objectives of the CPE are to
- undertake research and commissioned program evaluations on a consultancy basis across a wide range of policy areas
- act as a focus for the practice and theory of evaluation
- teach and coordinate graduate courses in evaluation and teaching research methods in the School
- provide developmental activities, such as specialised training courses, for clients outside the University.
VALE ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR ROSALIND HURWORTH
Ros who dedicated her life to the education of others worked at The University of Melbourne for well over 20 years as well as contributing to secondary and tertiary education in both England and Australia.
An Associate Professor and until recently the Director of the Centre for Program Evaluation for over 10 years,she amassed an exceptional reputation as a supervisor, teacher and researcher. She achieved high accolades for her work as an expert in qualitative methodologies as well as her extensive publications.Most significantly she is a past president of the Qualitative Research Association.
Ros was considered the stalwart of Australian evaluation and her colleagues revere her contribution to the discipline. She contributed to over 170 evaluations across many sectors, was a long serving contributing member of the Australian Evaluation Society and the Editor of the 'Evaluation Journal of Australasia'.
Most of all she was an outstanding and loving wife, mother, grandmother, friend and colleague. She will be truly missed.