Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Competition Retools Professional Development: "At North Park University in Chicago, the program gets a complete evaluation every five years, said Wesley Lindahl, dean of the School of Business and Nonprofit Management. The primary class that was added the last time, about two years ago, focused on outcomes assessment. 'We realized that was a missing part of our nonprofit program, so all students have to take that class,' he said. 'Accountability is now a big buzz word in nonprofits, tracking success and outcomes, it's a whole class that keys on that.'"