Emma Perk

Project Manager Research, The Evaluation Center at Western Michigan University

Emma Perk is co-principal investigator and project manager for EvaluATE, the evaluation support center for the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program. She has five years of evaluation experience, presenting in webinars and workshops for national and international audiences, developing resources, newsletters, and reports. She oversees production of the newsletter, coordinates our webinars, and works with both our CCLP and NVC. She also coordinates outreach with our contributing authors. She has a degree in Anthropology and specializes in graphic design, data visualization, and project coordination.


Checklist: Project Vita

Posted on July 12, 2017 by  in

This checklist is designed to help with the creation of a project vita. Similar to an individual’s professional vita or resume, a project vita is a comprehensive index of factual information about a project’s activities and achievements. It documents past performance and demonstrates capacity for future endeavors. Tracking this information over the life of a project will make it easier to complete annual reports to sponsors, respond to information requests, and document achievements in funding applications. If the document is easy to find on the project’s website, stakeholders and other interest parties can easily see how productive (or not) the project has been. For a more dynamic vita, include links to supporting documents, staff biographies, or related web pages; this will allow users to quickly locate items referenced in the vita. For an example of a project vita, see evalu-ate.org/vita. This checklist suggests what to include in a vita and how to organize the information. Projects should tailor their vitae to their specific needs.

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Type: Checklist
Category: General
Author(s): Emma Perk

Resource: How to create a retrospective pre-post survey in Google Forms

Posted on March 21, 2017 by  in

We had a great question come in through Twitter-

“Q: Any clu how to structure items for retrospective pre-post surveys in ?”

A: Use a multiple choice grid.

See below for the steps or view the PDF.

2. Enter pre-post variables in row 1 and row 2

3. Enter measurement variables as columns

4. Preview survey question

5. Test the survey form

6. Launch survey and get results!

See it in Google Forms: https://goo.gl/forms/2si0dwb69foaTdKF3

Have questions? Feel free to contact Emma (emma.perk@wmich.edu).

Newsletter: Survey Says Winter 2016

Posted on January 1, 2016 by , in Newsletter - ()

On the 2015 ATE survey, 65 of 230 principal investigators (28%) reported spending some portion of their annual budgets on research. Six of these projects were funded as targeted research. Among the other 59 projects, expenditures on research ranged from 1% to 65% with a median of 14%. With just six targeted research projects and less than a third of all ATE grantees engaging in research, there is immense opportunity within the ATE program to expand research on technician education.

 

Survey-Says

The full report of 2015 ATE survey findings, along with data snapshots and downloadable graphics, is available from www.evalu-ate.org/annual_survey/.