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Once upon a time, there was an evaluator like any other. She often was called on to present evaluation results of special projects. Sometimes it was at the request of influential stakeholders. Other times, it was for colleagues at professional conferences. Almost always, she got the same audience response. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz Then one day, I realized… Read More »
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What do Oreo cookies have to do with evaluation? In program evaluation, we want to know the extent to which a program is successful. If we’re evaluating an activity we’re doing at our job, we might be trying to figure out if more money should be put towards future iterations of that activity or if it… Read More »
Logic models are program planning tools but they have many other uses (new to logic models? See these posts). The NEO has a series of “logic model hacks” that are about other ways logic models can be used (this is the second one, so it’s a series). The logic model is a great help when writing proposals… Read More »
Years ago, I conducted a campus climate assessment for a smallish university. Campus climate assessments are just an academic-fancy word for student satisfaction surveys. Our results were mostly positive because, in general, our college students were a happy bunch. But, even in the Magic Kingdom of College, nothing is perfect. Ratings for the campus computer labs… Read More »