The Online certificate in Project Monitoring and Evaluation at American University was an eye opener for me. It helped me discover my passion for quality assurance, and strengthened my inclination to evidence-based impact analysis. The online setting made it easier for working students to advance their education while keeping a full-time job. It also allowed them to gain wonderful insights from instructors and other classmates from various parts of the world. I highly recommend the program to anyone looking for a highly marketable professional skill.
The best thing about American University’s PME graduate certificate program was that I could participate while living in a village in Tanzania. Being able to apply what I was learning, immediately, to the work I was doing in the field made this one of the richest learning experiences I have had in my career. I loved how the online class discussions were set up to mine students’ experiences of these real-world applications, so that we could learn from each other, too. The professors brought a wealth of expertise to the program but were also kind and approachable. They were invested not only in our success as students in the program, but also in our development as future practitioners of M&E. Overall, I would highly recommend this program for people who do not want to stop working or relocate to get a high-quality, rigorous M&E education.
American University’s online Graduate Certificate in Project Monitoring and Evaluation surpassed all my expectations. In less than eight months, I obtained the necessary knowledge, skills, and experience to properly and effectively carry-out a real world evaluation. My success can be directly attributed to AU’s exceptional faculty and the phenomenal resources, which would include my great coursemates! By sharing their PME experiences, my coursemates added depth and richness to the PME graduate certificate course. The professional and personal connections that I formed with my peers became a positive unintended consequence, and also a motivating factor throughout the PME program. I have no doubt that the skills acquired in AU’s graduate certificate program will further advance me in my career goals.
Associate Professor Anna Amirkhanyan participates in a podcast on her recent article for Public Administration Review, "Managing in the Regulatory Thicket: Regulation Legitimacy and Expertise."
American University MSSAM advisor, alum, and ESPN Public Editor, Jim Brady, breaks down ESPN’s new Political Advocacy policy and its potential impact on discussions about politics and sports on the network’s platforms.
Online MS in Sports Analytics & Management Program Director, Matt Winkler, and TeamWork Online, hosts the 14th Annual Sports Events Marketing Experience (SEME 2017) on March 31, 2017. This event is a premier national sports career and networking conference held in Washington, D.C. at American University.
"The more I talk with people the more I realize just how important nutrition education is. American University is among the best of the best in the arena of nutrition education. I am truly honored and blessed to say that I had the chance to attend this amazing university. I feel as though I am better equipped to face any challenge especially in the nutrition field because of the outstanding professors and curriculum."
Online MA in Strategic Communication professor, Scott Talan, establishes ground rules for political conversations with his students in class. Talan's strategy could be useful to other academics struggling with how to encourage productive conversations about the president while still focusing on the curriculum.