Center Vita

EvaluATE is located within The Evaluation Center at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan. We are supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number 1600992.
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Purpose

EvaluATE’s mission is to promote the goals of the Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program by partnering with ATE projects and centers to strengthen the program’s evaluation knowledge base, expand the use of exemplary evaluation practices, and support the continuous improvement of technician education throughout the nation.

EvaluATE’s goals are to:

  • Ensure that all ATE PIs and evaluators know the essential elements of a credible and useful evaluation
  • Maintain a comprehensive collection of online resources for ATE evaluation
  • Strengthen and expand the network of ATE evaluation stakeholders
  • Gather, synthesize, and disseminate data about ATE program activities to advance knowledge about ATE/technician education

Funding

Period NSF Award Number amount award title
2016-20 1600992 $1,599,872 EvaluATE: ATE Evaluation Support Center
2012-17 1204683 $2,186,660 EvaluATE: ATE Evaluation Resource Center
2008-13 0802245 $2,069,415 EvaluATE: ATE Evaluation Resource Center

Activities and Products

Webinars (each webinar’s presenters are listed alphabetically)

Lesiecki, M., & Wingate, L. (2017, August)Evaluation: All the funded ATE proposals are doing it.

Lee, M., & Wingate, L. (2017, March). Outcome evaluation: Step-by-step.

Craft, E., Lee, M., & Wingate, L. (2017, February). Small-scale evaluation.

Robertson, K., & Wingate, L. (2016, December). Anatomy of a user-friendly evaluation report

Lee, M., & Wingate, L. (2016, August). Logic models: Getting them right and using them well.

Beheler, A., Goodyear, L., & Wingate, L. (2016, May). Meeting requirements, exceeding expectations: Understanding the role of evaluation in federal grants.

Cannon, R., Craft, E. Forrest, C., Lee, M., & Wingate, L. (2016, March). Small project evaluation: Principles and practices.

Lee, M., MacDonald, G., & Wingate, L. (2015, December).  The retrospective pretest method for evaluating training.

Perk, E., & Wingate, L. (2015, August). Evaluation don’t submit your ATE proposal without it.

MacDonald, G., Perk, E., & Wingate, L. (2015, June). Checklists for improving evaluation practice.

Burkhardt, J., Perk, E., & Wingate, L. (2015, May).  Naked reporting: Shedding the narrative.

Burkhardt, J., Craft, E., Faber, D., & Wingate, L. (2015, February). High-impact, low-cost evaluation for small projects.

Burkhardt, J., Knestis, K., Tyson, W., & Wingate, L. (2014, December). Evaluation and research in the ATE program.

Bailey, T., Bradley, A., Martens, K., Salinger, G., & Wingate, L. (2014, August). Your ATE proposal: Got evaluation?

Craft, E., Faber, D., Martens, K., & Wingate, L. (2014, March). Right-sizing evaluation for ATE small grants.

Lesiecki, M., Martens, K., Smith, C., & Wingate, L. (2014, January). Orientation to ATE Survey 2014.

MacDonald, G., Martens, K., & Wingate, L. (2013, November). Questions, data, conclusions, and recommendations: Connecting the dots for an effective evaluation.

Bower, R., Craft, E., Martens, K., & Wingate, L. (2013, September). ATE evaluation 101.

Bower, R., Della-Piana, C., Martens, K., & Wingate, L. (2013, August). Evaluation: A key ingredient for a successful ATE proposal.

Burkhardt, J., Lesiecki, M., Martens, K., & Wingate, L. (2013, May). The nuts and bolts of ATE evaluation reporting.

Burkhardt, J., & Wingate, L. (2013, March). From valuing to visualization: Data interpretation and reporting.

Martens, K., & Wingate, L. (2013, January). Developing questions for effective surveys.

Balsamo, J., Martens, K., & Wingate, L. (2012, November). ATE evaluation: measuring reaction, learning, behavior, and results.

Burkhardt, J., Craft, E., Miller, M., & Wingate, L. (2012, September). ATE evaluation 101.

Billman, P., Burkhardt, J., Della-Piana, C., Lesiecki, M., & Wingate, L. (2012, August). Build a better ATE proposal with evaluation and logic models.

Burkhardt, J., Milgram, D., & Wingate, L. (2012, May). How well are we serving our female students in STEM?

Burkhardt, J., Locker, L., & Rucks, L. (2012, March). Reducing the outcomes angst: A step-by-step approach to identify what to measure.

Burkhardt, J., Campbell, D., Evergreen, S., Hull, D., & Wingate, L. (2012, January). Orientation to ATE Survey 2012: What you need to know to get good information into and out of the survey.

Burkhardt, J., Evergreen, S., Kapp, K., & Wilson, K. (2011, November). E-valuation: Assessing webinars, social media, and website usage.

Burkhardt, J., Evergreen, S., Kmiec, J., Lewis, E., Ostrander, J., & Wingate, L. (2011, September). Ready, set, evaluate!

Badway, N., Evergreen, S., Lesiecki, M., Teles, E., & Wingate, L. (2011, July). Strong evaluation plans = stronger proposals.

Evergreen, S., Gullickson, A., Mann, C., & Welch, W. (2011, May). Developing & validating survey instruments.

Evergreen, S., Monsaas, J., Salinger, G., Viquesney, M., & Wingate, L. (2011, March). Claims + evidence: Assessing ATE grant outcomes.

Butzen, S., Evergreen, S., Wilson, K., & Wingate, L. (2011, January). Making sense of your evaluation data.

Craft, E., Evergreen, S., Weeks, M., & Wingate, L. (2010, November). Getting started with your ATE evaluation.

Bartlett, K., Beheler, A., Evergreen, S., & Wingate, L. (2010, September). Workforce needs assessment.

Evergreen, S., Fletcher, L., Kapp, K., Synder, G., Weeks, P., & Wingate, L. (2010, July). Making evaluation integral to your ATE proposal.

Evergreen, S., Weeks, P., Viquesney, M., & Wingate, L. (2010, May). Maximizing evaluation impact.

Gullickson, A. R., Evergreen, S., Saflund, P., Weeks, M., & Wingate, L. (2010, March). Evaluation data: So you have to do a survey….

Evergreen, S., Weeks, M., & Wingate, L. (2010, January). Evaluation tools: Logic models, success indicators and performance standards.

Gullickson, A. R., Evergreen, S., Weeks, M., & Wingate, L. (2009, November). Evaluation basics.

Saflund, P., Evergreen, S., & Gullickson, A. R. (2009, July). Developing strong evaluations for ATE projects.

Workshops

Becho, L., & Wingate, L. (2017, October). Strategies for effective evaluation reporting. Preconference workshop at the Advanced Technological Education Principal Investigators Conference, Washington, DC.

Wingate, L., & Lee, M. (2016, October). A practical approach to outcome evaluation: Step-by-step. Preconference workshop at the Advanced Technological Education Principal Investigators Conference, Washington, DC.

Wingate, L., & Knestis, K. (2015, October). Mid-life project evaluation: Setting the stage for continued funding. Preconference workshop at the Advanced Technological Education Principal Investigators Conference, Washington, DC.

Mann, C., Nisselle, A., Nash, B., & Wingate, L. (2014, October). ATE Evaluation Practice: Lessons from the Field. Preconference workshop at the Advanced Technological Education Principal Investigators Conference, Washington, DC.

Wingate, L., & Martens, K. (2013, October). Strategies for useful and meaningful interpretation for ATE evaluation data. Preconference workshop given at the Advanced Technological Education Principal Investigators Conference, Washington, DC.

Wingate, L., & Cooper, K. (2012, October). ATE evaluation: Measuring reaction, learning, behavior, and results. Preconference workshop given at the Advanced Technological Education Principal Investigators Conference, Washington, DC.

Bailey, T., Kapp, K., Morrill, J., Saflund, P., Sener, J., Wingate, L., & Zamani-Gallaher, E. (2011, October). ATE evaluation challenges and solutions: A peer-to-peer dialogue. Preconference workshop at the Advanced Technological Education Principal Investigators Conference, Washington, DC.

Wingate, L., Barger, M., Centonze, P., Della-Piana, C., & Gullickson, A. (2010, October). Designing practical and useful evaluations. Preconference workshop at the Advanced Technological Education Principal Investigators Conference, Washington, DC.

Killion, J. (2010, February). Professional development impact evaluation. Workshop at Rio Salado Community College, Tempe, AZ. Hosted by MATEC Networks at Maricopa Community Colleges.

Rogers, G. (2009, October). Evaluating student impact. Workshop at the Community College of Baltimore County, Catonsville, MA. Hosted by the Time Center at the Community College of Baltimore County.

Presentations

Perk, E., & Wilson, L. (2017, November). One Pagers: Simple and Engaging Reporting. Presentation at the American Evaluation Association Conference, Washington, DC.

Becho, L., & Wingate, L. (2017, October)Strategies for effective evaluation reporting. Presentation at the Advanced Technological Education Principal Investigators Conference, Washington, DC.

Perk, E., & Robertson, K. (2017, October). Getting started with your ATE evaluation. Presentation given as part of the Getting Started Workshop at the Advanced Technological Education Principal Investigators Conference, Washington, DC.

Perk, E., & Wilson, L. (2017). Repackaging evaluation reports for maximum impact. Presentation at the annual High Impact Technology Exchange Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.

Perk, E., & Endres, C. (2016, October). Getting started with your ATE evaluation. Presentation given as part of the Getting Started Workshop at the Advanced Technological Education Principal Investigators Conference, Washington, DC.

Robertson, K. (2016, October). Checklist for designing user-friendly evaluation reports. Presentation at the annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Atlanta, GA.

Wingate, L. (2016, October). A practical approach to outcome evaluation: Step-by-step. Presentation at the Advanced Technological Education Principal Investigators Conference, Washington, DC.

Wilson, L., & Robertson, K. (2016, July). Logic models: The Swiss army knife of project planning and evaluation. Presentation at the annual High Impact Technology Exchange Conference, Portland, OR.

Lee, M. (2015, November). How to build data dashboards. Presentation at the annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Chicago, IL.

Perk, E. (2015, November). DIY video production for evaluators. Presentation at the annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Chicago, IL.

Wingate, L., & Knestis, K. (2015, October). Mid-life project evaluation: Setting the stage for continued funding. Presentation at the Advanced Technological Education Principal Investigators Conference, Washington, DC.

Perk, E. (2015, October). Getting started with your ATE evaluation. Presentation given as part of the Getting Started Workshop at the Advanced Technological Education Principal Investigators Conference, Washington, DC.

Perk, E., & Smith, C. (2015, July). Evaluation: Don’t submit your ATE proposal without it. Presentation at the annual High Impact Technology Exchange Conference, Portland, OR.

Perk, E., & Burkhardt, J. (2014, October). Getting started with your ATE evaluation. Presentation given as part of the Getting Started Workshop at the Advanced Technological Education Principal Investigators Conference, Washington, DC.

Martens, K. (2014, July). Evaluation: A key ingredient for a successful ATE proposal. Presentation at the annual High Impact Technology Exchange Conference, Chicago, IL.

Burkhardt, J., Gullickson, A. R., & Smith, C. (2013, October). Getting started with your ATE evaluation. Presentation given as part of the Getting Started Workshop at the Advanced Technological Education Principal Investigators Conference, Washington, DC.

Gullickson, A. R. (2012, October). Getting started with your ATE evaluation. Presentation given as part of the Getting Started Workshop at the Advanced Technological Education Principal Investigators Conference, Washington, DC.

Evergreen, S. (2011, November). So what, social media? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Anaheim, CA.

Gullickson, A. R. (Chair), Della-Piana, C. (Discussant). (2011, November). The evolution of evaluation within a National Science Foundation program: Integrating policy, practice, and vision. Multipaper session presented at the annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Anaheim, CA.
This session included these presentations:

Evaluation expectations expressed in National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education program solicitations: An analysis of changes in de facto evaluation policy since 1993 by L. Wingate

Evaluative claims and evidence: Current practice by C. Westine

Articulating a vision for program wide evaluative claims and evidence: Giving voice to stakeholders by J. Ostrander & P. Weeks

Wilson, K. (2011, November). Google Analytics: Goldmine of free evaluation data. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Anaheim, CA.

Evergreen, S., & Gullickson, A. R. (2011, October). EvaluATE: Evaluation Resource Center for Advanced Technological Education. Presentation given as part of the Getting Started Workshop at the Advanced Technological Education Principal Investigators Conference, Washington, DC.

Gullickson, A. (2011, June). Broadening the impact of STEM education through evaluation. Panel session at Broadening Impact: NSF-funded projects at two-year colleges conference, Washington, DC.

Gullickson, A. R. (Chair), & Saflund, P. (Discussant). (2010, November). Evaluation opportunities within a National Science Foundation (NSF) program. Multipaper session presented at the annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association, San Antonio, TX.
This session includes these presentations:

Wanted: Evaluators! by L. Wingate

Ten-year trends in evaluation practice in an NSF program, by S. Evergreen & C. Westine

Evaluating in the community college context, by P. Weeks & P. Saflund

Evaluation challenges and innovations in NSF-funded Advanced Technological Education centers, by A. M. Gullickson

Wingate, L. (2010, November). The use of the Program Evaluation Standards in metaevaluation: Potential and pitfalls. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association, San Antonio, TX.

Evergreen, S., & Gullickson, A. R. (2010, October). EvaluATE: Evaluation Resource Center for Advanced Technological Education. Presentation given as part of the Getting Started Workshop at the Advanced Technological Education Principal Investigators Conference, Washington, DC.

Wingate, L. (2010, February). Metaevaluation data: How much can and should written reports tell us about an evaluation’s quality? Presentation for The Evaluation Center’s Evaluation Café series, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo.

Gullickson, A. R. (Chair), & Lawrenz, F. (Discussant). (2009, November). Assessing evaluation needs: Multiple methods and implications for practice. Multipaper session presented at the annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Orlando, FL.
This session includes these presentations:

Metaevaluation as needs assessment, by L. Wingate.

Listening to needs: How requests for evaluation assistance can teach us how to be better evaluators, by S. Evergreen

Comparison of evaluation use and organizational factors as needs assessment, by A. M. Gullickson

Wingate, L. (2009, November). The Program Evaluation Standards applied for metaevaluation purposes: Investigating interrater reliability and implications for practice. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Orlando, FL.

Gullickson, A. R., Evergreen, S., & Wingate, L. (2009, October). EvaluATE: Evaluation Resource Center for Advanced Technological Education. Presentation given as part of the Getting Started Workshop at the Advanced Technological Education Principal Investigators Conference, Washington, DC.

Saflund, P., Wingate, L., Evergreen, S., & Gullickson, A. R. (2009, July). Demonstrating value for technology programs. Presentation at the annual High Impact Technology Exchange Conference, Scottsdale, AZ.

Wingate, L., & Gullickson, A. R. (2008, October). ATE annual survey. Presentation given as part of the Getting Started Workshop at the Advanced Technological Education Principal Investigators Conference, Washington, DC.

Wingate, L. (2008, November). Metaevaluation: Purpose, prescription, and practice. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Denver, CO.

Gullickson, A. R., & Wingate, L. (2008, October). ATE professional development evaluation. Discussion session at the Advanced Technological Education Principal Investigators Conference, Washington, DC.

Posters

Barger, Marilyn. (2016, March). Evaluation resources for non-evaluators. Poster presented at Innovations 2017, the annual meeting of the League for Innovation in the Community College, San Francisco, CA.

Wingate, L., & Schroeter, D. (2015, November). Evaluation questions: The foundation for a meaningful and useful evaluation. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Chicago, IL.

Gullickson, A. R., & Westine, C. D. (2015, November). The congruence between claims and evidence: A focus on professional development within the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education program. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association. Chicago, IL.

Wingate, L., Smith, C., Perk, E., & Burkhardt, J. (2015, April). NSF Investment in advancing evaluation. Poster presented at the Research and Creative Activities Poster and Performance Day, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI.

Wingate, L., Smith, C., Perk, E., & Burkhardt, J. (2014, October). NSF investment in advancing evaluation. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Denver, CO.

Wingate, L., Martens, K., & Burkhardt, J. (2014, February). Meet them where they are: Web-based evaluation capacity building. Poster presented at Teaching with Technology Symposium at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI.

Wingate, L., Martens, K., & Burkhardt, J. (2013, October). Meet them where they are: Web-based evaluation capacity building. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Washington, DC.

Weeks, P. (2011, March). EvaluATE: The Evaluation Resource Center for Advanced Technological Education. Poster presented at the ITEST Principal Investigators Meeting, Washington, DC.

Westine, C., Wingate, L., & Gullickson, A. R. (2010, November). The importance of using multiple metrics to investigate a single program goal. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association, San Antonio, TX.

Weeks, P. (2010, February). EvaluATE: The Evaluation Resource Center for Advanced Technological Education. Poster presented at the ITEST Principal Investigators Meeting, Washington, DC.

Roundtables and Birds of a Feather Sessions

Perk, E., Reid, B. (2017, October). Building a community of ATE evaluators. Roundtable at the Advanced Technological Education Principal Investigators Conference, Washington, DC.

Bailey, T., Cossette, M., & Gullickson, A. (2017, October). Strengthening evaluation use in professional development programs.  Birds of a feather session at the Advanced Technological Education Principal Investigators Conference, Washington, DC.

Martens, K., & Smith, C. (2013, October). Do it better now: Resources to support evaluation practice in real time. Roundtable session at the annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Washington, DC.

Billman, P., Hata, D., Saflund, P., Smith, L., & Wingate, L. (2012, October). Beyond satisfaction and short-term self-reports: Evaluating the impact of your ATE grant. Birds of a Feather session conducted at the Advanced Technological Education Principal Investigators Conference, Washington, DC.

Burkhardt, J., & Wingate, L. (2011, October). Evaluating ATE’s impact on student outcomes. Roundtable session at the Advanced Technological Education Principal Investigators Conference, Washington, DC.

Evergreen, S., & Wingate, L. (2010, October). ATE evaluation: Building a community of practice. Roundtable session at the Advanced Technological Education Principal Investigators Conference, Washington, DC.

Boisvert, D., & Wingate, L. (2009, October). Learning and evaluation. “Birds of a Feather” sessions conducted at the Advanced Technological Education Principal Investigators Conference, Washington, DC.

Weeks, P., & Wingate, L. (2009, October). Evaluation challenges and solutions. Roundtable session at the Advanced Technological Education Principal Investigators Conference, Washington, DC.

Wingate, L. (2008, November). Identifying and serving the needs of evaluators in a federally-funded program context. Roundtable session at the annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Denver, CO.

Wingate, L., & Gullickson, A. R. (2008, October). Evaluation challenges & solutions. Roundtable session at the Advanced Technological Education Principal Investigators Conference, Washington, DC.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Wingate, L. A. (2017). Advancing research in the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education program. Community College Journal of Research and Practice. 41(6), 370-373.

Smith, C., & Wingate, L. A. (2016). Strategies for broadening participation in advanced technological education programs: Practice and perceptions. Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 40(9), 779-796.

Kapp, K., & Wingate, L. A. (2012). Designing, marketing and delivering an effective webinar: Guidelines based on research and practice. Journal of Applied Learning Technology, 2(3).

Reports

The WMU Evaluation Center has conducted an annual survey of ATE grantees since 2000. This work was supported by multiple grants, including those that have funded EvaluATE since 2008. Reports from this work include the following:

Wilson, L., Wingate, L. A., Lee, M., & Gullickson, A. (2016). ATE annual survey: 2016 report.

Perk, E., Wilson, L., & Lee, M. (2016). Evaluation in ATE: 2015.

Wilson, L., Perk, E., & Lee, M. (2016). Women in ATE: 2015.

Wilson, L., Perk, E., & Lee, M. (2016). Underrepresented minority students in ATE: 2015.

Wilson, L., Smith, C. (2016). Engagement of Business and Industry in Program Evaluation: 2014.

Smith, C., Wingate, L. A., Perk, E., Wilson, L., & Gullickson, A. (2015). ATE annual survey: 2015 report.

Perk, E., Wilson, L., & Smith, C. (2015). Evaluation in ATE: 2014.

Perk, E., Wilson, L., & Smith, C. (2015). Women in ATE: 2014.

Wilson, L., Perk, E., & Wilson, L. (2015). Underrepresented minority students in ATE: 2014.

Perk, E., Wilson, L., & Smith, C. (2015). Evaluation in ATE: 2014.

Perk, E., Wilson, L., & Smith, C. (2015). Women in ATE: 2014.

Wilson, L., & Perk, E. (2015). Underrepresented minority students in ATE: 2014.

Smith, C. (2014). Evaluation in ATE: 2013.

Smith, C. (2014). Women in ATE: 2013.

Smith, C. (2014). Racial/ethnic distribution: ATE compared with the U.S. general population: 2013.

Smith, C. (2014). Underrepresented Minority Students in ATE: 2013.

Smith, C., Wingate, L., & Gullickson, A. (2014). Advanced Technological Education survey 2014 fact sheet.

Smith, C. (2013). Business/industry collaboration in ATE: 2012.

Smith, C. (2013). Efforts to Improve Recruitment and Retention of Underrepresented Minority Students: Practices and Perceptions of ATE Grantees.

Smith, C. (2013). Evaluation in ATE: 2012.

Smith, C. (2013). Racial/ethnic distribution: ATE compared with the U.S. general population.

Smith, C. (2013). Underrepresented minority students in ATE: 2012.

Smith, C. (2013). Women in ATE: 2012.

Smith, C., Wingate, L., & Gullickson, A. (2013). Advanced Technological Education survey 2013 fact sheet.

Smith, C., & Wingate, L. (2012). Evaluation in ATE.

Smith, C., & Wingate, L. (2012). Materials development in in ATE: 2006-11.

Smith, C., & Wingate, L. (2012). Professional development in ATE: 2006-11.

Smith, C., & Wingate, L. (2012). Program improvement in ATE: 2006-11.

Smith, C., & Wingate, L. (2012). Recruitment and retention of underrepresented groups by ATE grantees.

Smith, C., & Wingate, L. (2012). Underrepresented minority students in ATE: 2011.

Smith, C., & Wingate, L. (2012). Women in ATE: 2011.

Wingate, L., Smith, C., Westine, C., & Gullickson, A. (2012). Advanced Technological Education survey 2012 fact sheet.

Westine, C. (2011). ATE program improvement evaluation: 2011 survey data snapshot.

Westine, C. (2011). ATE professional development claims and evidence: 2011 survey data snapshot.

Westine, C. (2011). People of color in ATE: 2011 survey data snapshot.

Westine, C. (2011). Women in ATE: 2011 survey data snapshot.

Wingate, L., Westine, C., & Gullickson, A. (2011). Advanced Technological Education survey 2011 fact sheet.

Wingate, L. (2010). ATE professional development evaluation: 2010 survey data snapshot.

Wingate, L. (2010). ATE program improvement evaluation: 2010 survey data snapshot.

Wingate, L. (2010). People of color in ATE: 2010 survey data snapshot. Kalamazoo: The Evaluation Center, Western Michigan University.

Wingate, L. (2010). Women in ATE: 2010 survey data snapshot.

Wingate, L., Westine, C., & Gullickson, A. (2010). Advanced Technological Education survey 2010 fact sheet.

Westine, C., Gullickson, A., & Wingate, L. (2010). Female participation in ATE-funded programs: A ten-year trend.

Wingate, L., & Gullickson, A. (2009). Advanced Technological Education Program 2009 survey fact sheet.

Wingate, L. (2009). ATE Project & Center professional development evaluation practices: 2009 survey data snapshot.

Wingate, L. (2009). ATE Project & Center program improvement evaluation practices: 2009 survey data snapshot.

Wingate, L. (2009). Demographic characteristics of students enrolled in ATE-supported bio-related programs: 2009 survey data snapshot.

Newsletters

EvaluATE has published its newsletter on a quarterly basis since Fall 2008. All issues are available from http://www.evalu-ate.org/category/newsletter/

Resources

2017 Communication Plan Checklist for ATE Principal Investigators and Evaluators
2017 Finding and Selecting an Evaluator for Advanced Technological Education Proposals
2017 Checklist for Program Evaluation Report Content
2017 Evaluation Planning Checklist for ATE Proposals (2nd ed.)
2017 Evaluator Biosketch Template for National Science Foundation Proposals
2017 Project Vita Checklist (2nd ed.)
2017 Data Collection Planning Matrix (2nd ed.)
2017 ATE Proposal Evaluation Plan Template
2016 Logic Model Template (2nd ed.)
2015 Results from Prior NSF Support Checklist
2015 Project Resume Checklist (see 2nd ed.)
2015 Creating a Project Fact Sheet
2015 Checklists for the Common Guidelines for Education Research and Development
2014 National Science Foundation Annual Reporting Requirements
2014 Evaluation Planning Checklist for ATE Proposals (see 2nd ed.)
2012 NSF FastLane Annual Reporting Requirements
2011 ATE Google Analytics for Evaluation: Handbook and Benchmarks
2011 Helpful Hints and Fatal Flaws: Writing Better Evaluation Sections in Your Proposals
2011 Workshop handouts on Evaluating Professional Development Projects, Evaluating Curriculum Development Projects, Evaluating Multi-site Projects, Evaluating Small Projects, Evaluating Resource Centers and Dissemination Projects, Evaluating Regional Centers, Assessment of Student Projects, Using Findings to Make Decisions , Obtaining Data from Individuals, Reporting and Dissemination, Finding and Using Sound Data Collection Instruments, Getting Data from Project Institutions, Defining Measures of Impact and Effectiveness, and Evaluating with Small Sample Sizes
2010-17 Handouts with key points and references to support continued learning about and application of webinar content (1 per webinar beginning March 2010)
2010 Worksheet for Clarifying Evaluation Needs and Expectations
2010 Worksheet for Establishing Claims and Providing Evidence of Effectiveness of ATE Grants
2010 ATE Evaluation Primer
2010 Logic Model Template
2009 Expectations for Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Project and Centers 
2008 Five Levels of Professional Development Evaluation

People

EvaluATE supports approximate 2.3 FTE in terms of staff hours. Numerous advisors, contributors and consultants help advance the center’s work.

Staff

2008-present Lori Wingate, Principal Investigator (Co-Principal Investigator, 2008-10)
2012-present Emma Perk, Co-Principal Investigator (Project Manager, 2012-17)
2008-present Arlen Gullickson, Co-Principal Investigator (Principal Investigator, 2008-10)
2015-present Lyssa Wilson, Research Associate
2016-present Kelly Robertson, Senior Research Associate
2008-17 Patricia Negrevski, Budget Analyst/Administrative Assistant
2011-17 Miranda Lee, Data Architect
2015-17 Cheryl Endres, Doctoral Associate
2012-14 Krystin Martens, Curriculum & Instruction Specialist
2009-11 Peggie Weeks, Senior Evaluation Associate
2008-12 Stephanie Evergreen, Senior Research Associate
2008-09 Kristi Cowhy, Undergraduate Research Assistant
2012-15 Corey Smith, Doctoral Associate
2009-13 Carl Westine, Doctoral Associate

Advisory Committee Members

National Visiting Committee

Nick Smith, Chair, Syracuse University (2009-present)
Dennis Faber, Community College of Baltimore County (retired) (2009-present)
Leslie Goodyear, EDC (2016-present)
Eileen Lento, Intel (2015-present)
John Cosgrove, Cosgrove & Associates (2017-present)
Peggie Weeks, Lamoka Educational Consulting (2014-17)
Elizabeth Teles, Teles Consulting (2009-16)
Barbara Pellegrini, STEP Consulting (2009-15)
Peter Saflund, The Saflund Institute (2009-14)

Community College Liaison Panel

Michael Lesiecki (Chair), Maricopa Community College (2013-present)
Marilyn Barger, Hillsborough Community College (2013-present)
Sharon Gusky, Northwest Connecticut Community College (2016-present)
Mike Rudibaugh, Lake Land College (2016-present)
Jane Ostrander, Truckee Meadows Community College (2013-15)
Gordon Snyder, Springfield Technical Community College (2013-15)

Community of Practice Advisors (2011 only)

Phil Centonze, Pos-Impact, LLC
Dan Davidchik, Central Community College
William Doherty, Third Star Consulting & Education
Joyce LaTulippe, Cambridge College
Candiya Mann, Washington State University
Jane Ostrander, DeAnza College

Contributors and Consultants

Blog

Tarek Azzam, Claremont Graduate University (June 24, 2015)
Kelly Ball, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (September 28, 2016)
Marilyn Barger, Hillsborough Community College (November 19, 2014)
Rachel Becker-Klein, PEER Associates (August 5, 2015)
Vera Beletzan, Humber College (October 31, 2017)
Talbot Bielefeldt, Independent Educational Program Evaluator (November 18, 2015)
Kendra Bouda, University of Wisconsin-Madison (July 15, 2015)
Rachael Bower, University of Wisconsin-Madison (July 15, 2015)
Ayesha Boyce, University of North Carolina and Greensboro (December 10, 2015; December 16, 2015)
Åsa Bradley, Spokane Falls Community College (September 30, 2015)
Carolyn Brennan, University of Washington Bothell (February 4, 2015)
Steven Budd, Steven Budd Consulting (April 15, 2015)
Russell Cannon, University of Washington Bothell (February 4, 2015)
Gregory J. Cizek, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (October 14, 2015)
Janet Clinton, University of Melbourne (May 6, 2015)
John Cosgrove, Cosgrove & Associates (November 14, 2017)
Maggie Cosgrove, Cosgrove & Associates (November 14, 2017)
Vicky Coulon, Education Development Center (January 20, 2016)
Elaine Craft, Florence-Darlington Technical College (November 12, 2014; May 13, 2015)
Kerrie Anna Douglas, Purdue University (July 22, 2015)
Deb Douma, Pensacola State College (March 25, 2015
Pamela Eddy, College of William & Mary (June 21, 2017)
Shelly Engelman, The Findings Group (December 16, 2016)
Patrick Fiorenza, Hezel Associates (July 8, 2015)
Ginger Fitzhugh, Education Development Center (January 13, 2016)
Amy Germuth, EvalWorks, LLC (December 2, 2015)
Leslie Goodyear, Education Development Center (August 17, 2016)
Jeff Grebinoski, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (September 28, 2016)
Amy Gullickson, University of Melbourne (April 22, 2015)
Breonte Guy, Winston-Salem State University (December 1, 2016)
David Hata, TEMPlaTe Educational Consulting (April 1, 2015)
Andrew Hayman, Hezel Associtates (February 17, 2016)
Dawn Henderson, Winston-Salem State University (December 1, 2016)
Aleata Hubbard, WestEd (September 1, 2016)
Melanie Hwalek, SPEC Associates (April 13, 2016, April 12, 2017)
Jen Hsu, Western Michigan University (May 27, 2015)
Tania Jarosewich, Censeo Group (February 11, 2016)
Lisa Kirkham, Purdue University (January 10, 2017)
Steven Klein, RTI International (February 15, 2017)
Kirk Knestis, Hezel Associates (December 3, 2014)
Audra Kosh, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (October 14, 2015)
Mike Lesiecki, Maricopa Community Colleges (January 7, 2015)
Linlin Li, WestEd (June 7, 2017)
Chad Markert, Winston-Salem State University (December 1, 2016)
Donna Milgram, Institute for Women in Trades, Technology, and Science (January 14, 2015)
Morgan Miller, The Findings Group (December 16, 2016)
Debbie Mills, National Career Pathways Network (February 15, 2017)
Xiaoxia Newton, University of Massachusetts Lowell (November 16, 2016)
Rick Orlina, Rocinante Research (July 29, 2015)
Jane Ostrander, Truckee Meadows Community College (March 18, 2015)
Beverly Parsons, InSites (September 2, 2015; September 9, 2015)
Elizabeth Peery, Magnolia Consulting (July 6, 2016;July 21, 2016)
Karen Peterman, Karen Peterman Consulting (August 5, 2015)
Manu Platt, Georgia Institute of Technology (December 10, 2015; December 16, 2015)
Jacqueline Rearick, Virginia Western Community College (April 8, 2015)
Tracie Reding, University of Nebraska at Omaha (May 11, 2017)

Ben Reid, Impact Allies (September 27, 2017)
Lana Rucks, The Rucks Group (February 25, 2015)
John Sener, Sener Knowledge, LLC (December 201, 2014)
Patricia Moore Shaffer, NASA Office of Education (August 12, 2015)
Mary Siegrist, IMSA Consulting (January 27, 2016)
Sarah Singer, Hezel Associates (October 28, 2015)
Veronica Smith, data2insight, LLC (July 29, 2015)
Gordon Snyder, Springfield Technical Community College (October 28, 2014; May 20, 2015)
Jessaca Spybrook, Western Michigan University (May 25, 2016)
Cathlyn Stylinski, University of Maryland (August 5, 2015)
Helen Sullivan, Collin College (April 29, 2015)
Wendy Tackett, iEval (March 20, 2016)
Cindy Tananis, University of Pittsburgh (August 19, 2015)
Peggy Teague, South Carolina Advanced Technological Education Resource Center (February 3, 2016)
Rachel Tripathy, WestEd (June 7, 2017)
Will Tyson, University of South Florida (March 4, 2015)
Blake Urbach, Preferred Program Evaluations (March 29, 2017)
Erica Watson-Currie, SmartStart Evaluation & Research (July 10, 2017)
Peggie Weeks, Lamoka Educational Consulting (March 11, 2015)
Wayne Welch, University of Minnesota (Emeritus) (December 17, 2014)
Manjari Wijenaike, Independent Consultant (March 15, 2017)
Stephanie Wilkerson, Magnolia Consulting (July 6, 2016; July 21, 2016)
Bernadette Wright, Meaningful Evidence (January 6, 2016)
Karen Yanowitz, Arkansas State University (September 14, 2016)
Michael Yacci, Rochester Institute of Technology (May 23, 2017)
Daniel Zalles, SRI International (September 23, 2015; June 8, 2016; June 22, 2016)

External Evaluation
Lana Rucks, The Rucks Group (2012-present)
Cynthia Phillips, Phillips Wyatt Knowlton, Inc. (2010-12)
Lisa Wyatt Knowlton, Phillips Wyatt Knowlton, Inc. (2010-12)
Stephen Jurs, Independent Consultant (2008-10)

Newsletter Articles
Adrian Adams, Michigan State University (Spring 2014)
Terryl Bailey, The Allison Group (Summer 2010)
Carolyn Brennan, University of Washington Bothell (Winter 2015)
Steven Budd, Independent Consultant (Summer 2014)
Sarah Butzen, Right Brain Strategies (Winter 2011)
Russell Cannon, University of Washington Bothell (Winter 2015)
Celeste Carter, National Science Foundation (Spring 2015)
Elaine Craft, Florence-Darlington Technical College (Winter 2010)
E. Jane Davidson (Spring 2013)
Amy Germuth, EvalWorks (Spring 2010)
Leslie Goodyear, Education Development Center, Inc. (Spring 2013-Winter 2014)
Amy Gullickson, Western Michigan University (Winter 2011-Winter 2012)
Sharon Gusky, Northwestern Connecticut Community College (Fall 2015)
Elaine Johnson, University of California San Francisco (Spring 2014)
Joellen Killion, National Staff Development Council (Fall 2009)
James Kirkpatrick, Kirkpatrick Partners (Fall 2012)
Wendy Kayser Kirkpatrick, Kirkpatrick Partners (Fall 2012)
John Kmiec, University of Southern Mississippi (Fall 2011)
Kirk Knestis, Hezel Associates (Winter 2012)
Joyce LaTulippe, Cambridge College (Summer 2010)
Michael Lesiecki, Maricopa Community Colleges (Summer 2012, Winter 2014)
Donna Milgram, Institute for Women in Trades, Technology, and Science (Spring 2012)
Jane Ostrander, Truckee Meadows Community College (Winter 2014)
Mike Qassaunee, Brookdale Community College (Summer 2015)
Michael Quinn Patton (Winter 2013)
Gloria Rogers, ABET (Summer 2009)
Mike Rudibaugh (Spring 2016)
Gerhard Salinger (Spring 2011, Fall 2013)
John Sener, Sener Knowledge (Fall 2010)
Lara Smith, GateWay Community College (Summer 2013)
Gordon Snyder, Springfield Technical Community College (Winter 2014)
Hellen Sullivan, Collin College (Spring 2011)
Elizabeth Teles, Teles Consulting (Summer 2011)
Will Tyson, University of South Florida (Winter 2016)
Wayne Welch, University of Minnesota (Emeritus) (Spring 2011)
Vera Zdravkovich, Prince George’s Community College (Fall 2010)

Roundtable Facilitation
Penny Billman, REGS Consulting (October 2012)
David Hata, Independent Consultant (October 2012)
Peter Saflund, The Saflund Institute (October 2012)
Lovell Smith, HOLP Evaluation & Performance Services (October 2012)

Web Survey Programming
Jarryl Ritchie, Independent Consultant (2008-2014)

Webinar Presentations
Norena Badway, San Francisco State University (July 2011)
Terryl Bailey, The Allison Group (August 2014)
Joanne Balsamo, Indian River Community College (November 2012)
Ken Bartlett, University of Minnesota (September 2010)
Ann Beheler, Collin County Community College (September 2010, May 2016)
Penny Billman, REGS Consulting (August 2012)
Rachael Bower, ATE Central (August 2013, September 2013)
Åsa Bradley, Spokane Falls Community College (August 2014)
Sarah Butzen, Right Brain Strategies (January 2011)
David Campbell, National Science Foundation (January 2012)
Russell Cannon, University of Washington, Bothell (March 2016)
Elaine Craft, Florence-Darlington Technical College (November 2010, September 2012, September 2013, March 2014, February 2015, March 2016, February 2017)
Connie Della-Piana, National Science Foundation (August 2012, August 2013)
Dennis Faber, Community College of Baltimore County (retired) (March 2014, February 2015)
Linnea Fletcher, National Science Foundation (July 2010)
Charlotte Forrest, Florence-Darlington Technical College (March 2016)
Leslie Goodyear, EDC (May 2016)
Dan Hull, University of Central Florida (January 2012)
Karl Kapp, Bloomsburg University (July 2010)
John Kmiec (September 2011)
Kirk Knestis, Hezel Associates (December 2014)
Mike Lesiecki, Maricopa Community Colleges (July 2011, August 2012, May 2013)
Eileen Lewis (September 2011)
Lalitha Locker, Sinclair Community College (March 2012)
Goldie MacDonald, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (November 2013, June 2015, December 2015)
Candiya Mann, Washington State University (May 2011)
Donna Milgram, Institute for Women in Trades, Technology, and Science (May 2012)
Melissa Miller, Florence Darlington Technical College (September 2012)
Judith Monsaas, Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia (March 2011)
Jane Ostrander, Truckee Meadows Community College (September 2011)
Ben Reid, Impact Allies (September 27, 2017)
Lana Rucks, The Rucks Group (March 2012)
Peter Saflund, The Saflund Institute (July 2009, March 2010)
Gerhard Salinger, National Science Foundation (retired) (March 2011, August 2014)
Gordon Snyder, Springfield Technical Community College (July 2010)
Will Tyson, University of South Florida (December 2014)
Elizabeth Teles, Teles Consulting (July 2011)
Mark Viquesney, Maricopa Community Colleges (May 2010, March 2011)
Wayne Welch, University of Minnesota (Emeritus) (May 2011)
Kurt Wilson, Compass Outreach Media (January 2011)

Webinar Hosting
MATEC Networks, Maricopa Community Colleges (2009-present)

Graphic Design and Website Development
Grandesigns (2014-present)
Black Lab 5 (2015)
Brakeman Design (2009-11)
Compass Outreach Media (2012-14)

Workshop Development and Delivery
Terryll Bailey, The Allison Group (October 2011)
Marilyn Barger, Hillsborough Community College (October 2010)
Phil Centonze, Pos-Impact, LLC (October 2010)
Kevin Cooper, Indian River State College (October 2012)
Connie Della-Piana, National Science Foundation (October 2010)
Karl Kapp, Bloomsburg University (October 2011)
Joellen Killion, National Staff Development Council (February 2010)
Kirk Knestis, Hezel Assocates (October 2015)
Candiya Mann, Washington State University (October 2011, October 2014)
Joshua Morrill, Morrill Solutions (October 2011)
Bruce Nash, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (October 2014)
Amy Nisselle, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (October 2014)
Gloria Rogers, ABET (October 2009)
Peter Saflund, The Saflund Institute (October 2011)
John Sener, Sener Knowledge (October 2011)
Eboni Zamani-Gallaher, Eastern Michigan University (October 2011)

Workshop Hosting
Dennis Faber, Community College of Baltimore County (October 2009)
Mike Lesiecki, Maricopa Community Colleges (February 2010)

Special Projects
Pat Jessup, Insites—Needs Assessment (2010-11)
Karl Kapp, Bloomsburg University―Webinar Development and Evaluation Criteria (2011)
Eileen Lewis, University of California Berkeley—Needs Assessment (2010-11)
Beverly Parsons, Insites—Needs Assessment (2010-11)
Kurt Wilson, Compass Outreach Media—Using Google Analytics for Evaluation (2011)