EvaluATE

  1. Webinar description: You’d like to have more women enrolled in your technology programs such as nanotechnology and computer networking, but you aren’t sure how many you have now and what you should measure. This webinar will provide you with the evaluation tools you will need to measure enrollment and retention of women in your programs. You’ll get the answers to sticky questions such as, “Do I measure retention of women only or do I compare it to male retention?” and “Should I distinguish between advanced and introductory courses?” Regardless of whether you are in the planning phase or have already started the implementation of your project, you’ll walk away knowing how to better measure your program’s progress in recruiting and retaining female students. As a bonus, when you sign up for the free webinar, you will receive an evaluation template that was actually used in the CalWomenTech Project.

    Presenter: Donna Milgram, Principal Investigator for the CalWomenTech Project, highlighted by NSF for demonstrating significant achievement and program effectiveness.

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  2. This live webinar took place March 21, 2012 and featured Jason Burkhardt (EvaluATE staff), Lana Rucks (The Rucks Group) and Lalitha Locker (Sinclair Community College)

    Deciding what to measure (and what not to measure) towards gathering evidence of impact can be a daunting task, but it doesn’t need to be. In this webinar, Lana Rucks, an ATE external evaluator, will provide a step-by-step approach for making the decisions around what should be measured as an indication of impact. Using an actual ATE project as a framework, attendees will learn how the varying aspects of evaluation (e.g., logic modeling, operationalizing variables, triangulation, etc.) come together in the real world. Regardless of whether you are in the planning phase or already started the implementation your project, you’ll walk away knowing how to better communicate the story of your project/center’s impact.

    For related information, including slides and a supplementary handout, head here: evalu-ate.org/events/reducing_the_outcomes_angst/

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  3. This live webinar took place Wednesday January 18, 2012.

    In this webinar, EvaluATE staff will help ATE grantees prepare for the upcoming annual ATE survey (which takes place February 15 – March 15). We will review changes for 2012 (the 2012 questionnaire is one-third shorter than the 2011 version!), address frequently asked questions (both substantive and technical), and clarify definitions. We’ll also discuss how to use the information grantees report on the survey for other purposes (e.g., internal, formative evaluation and annual reporting to NSF) and use aggregate results for benchmarking grant progress against other ATE projects and centers.

    We strongly recommend attendees review the draft version of the survey prior to the webinar, posted here: evalu-ate.net/downloads/ATE_Survey_2012_draft.pdf.

    Presenters: Lori Wingate--PI, EvaluATE; Jason Burkhardt--Project Manager, EvaluATE

    Discussants: David Campbell--ATE Program Officer, NSF: Dan Hull--Executive Director/PI, OP-TEC (National Center for Optics and Photonics Education)

    Moderator: Stephanie Evergreen--Senior Research Associate, EvaluATE

    Access related materials here: evalu-ate.org/events/ate_survey_orientation_webinar/

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  4. This live webinar took place November 16, 2011.

    ATE grantees are using the Web for outreach, instruction, professional development, dissemination, and more. As the Web becomes more central to the activities and deliverables of ATE grants, evaluation strategies need to keep pace. In this webinar featuring Karl Kapp, ATE evaluator and noted expert on e-learning, we’ll share recent research on webinar, social media, and website evaluation practices.

    Visit this site for supplementary materials: evalu-ate.org/events/Nov11_webinar/

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  5. September 21, 2011
    EvaluATE staff, Eileen Lewis, John Kmiec, and Jane Ostrander

    The focus of this webinar is on helping new ATE grantees and evaluators understand the role of evaluation in ATE grants, particularly on administrative/managerial aspects of evaluation. At the start of a new grant, it’s important for grant staff and evaluators to be clear about their responsibilities, deliverables, timelines, procedures, and information needs with respect to evaluation. This webinar will be a live Q&A session with an panel of experts who have extensive experience with and diverse perspectives on ATE evaluation, including Eileen Lewis (University of California - Berkeley, Cañada College, and former co-Lead of the ATE program), Jane Ostrander (PI, Problem-Based Learning), John Kmiec (Evaluator, Pearl River Community College ATE grant), and EvaluATE staff. These ATE veterans will answer participants’ questions and share tips and tools to facilitate the implementation and management of ATE project and center evaluations.

    Webinar participants should prepare for this live session by reviewing materials from EvaluATE’s November 2010 webinar “Getting Started with your ATE Evaluation” (see links below). That webinar included presentations and discussions on (1) the role evaluation in ATE projects, (2) working with an evaluator, (3) content and dissemination of evaluation reports, and (4) resources available from EvaluATE.

    Click here for related resources: evalu-ate.org/events/sept_2011_webinar/

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EvaluATE

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EvaluATE is a project at The Evaluation Center, funded by NSF to assist its grantees in the Advanced Technological Education program stream with their evaluation needs. To build evaluation capacity within the program, EvaluATE produces regular webinars


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EvaluATE is a project at The Evaluation Center, funded by NSF to assist its grantees in the Advanced Technological Education program stream with their evaluation needs. To build evaluation capacity within the program, EvaluATE produces regular webinars around a variety of evaluation topics.

Visit our home site at evalu-ate.org

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