Dennis Faber

Co-PI, Mentor Connect, FCC Consulting

Dennis Faber has extensive experience working the ATE program. He currently works with Mentor-Connect, one of our partner organizations. Also, he has served on our NVC panel.


Webinar: High-Impact, Low-Cost Evaluation for Small Projects

Posted on December 8, 2014 by , , , , in Webinars

Presenter(s): Dennis Faber, Elaine Craft, Jason Burkhardt, Lori Wingate, Mentor-Connect
Date(s): February 18, 2015
Time: 1:00 PM EST
Recording: http://youtu.be/1JPVHEOAEYg

“Small Grants for Institutions New to the ATE Program” is a funding track specifically designed for community colleges that have not had an ATE award within the past 10 years. Like all ATE awards, these projects—up to $200,000 over three years—are required to have an external evaluation that matches the scope of the project. In this webinar, EvaluATE and Mentor-Connect are teaming up to provide guidance on evaluation to current and prospective recipients of small ATE awards—or anyone tasked with producing a meaningful and useful evaluation for a small-scale project.  We’ll discuss how to design an evaluation that will generate the evidence needed to support claims of project success and set the stage for larger-scale projects in the future.

Resources:
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Handout PDF
Recording: Maximizing Evaluation Impact & Minimizing Evaluation

Webinar: Right-sizing Evaluation for ATE Small Grants

Posted on March 19, 2014 by , , , in Webinars ()

Presenter(s): Dennis Faber, Elaine Craft, Krystin Martens, Lori Wingate
Date(s): March 19, 2014
Time: 1:00 PM
Recording: http://youtu.be/d1RSjXF93Y0

When developing evaluation plans for NSF ATE projects, one size doesn’t fit all. How can meaningful evaluation plans be developed for “Small Grants for Institutions New to ATE” or other small-budget grant proposals?  Small budgets create unique challenges in identifying impact and effectiveness of grant-funded work. Staff from EvaluATE and the Mentor-Connect Project will provide information on approaches and strategies to plan and implement effective evaluations of smaller projects, including budget considerations for implementing these evaluation approaches.

Resources:
Slide PDF
Handout PDF