Emma Perk

Managing Director, EvaluATE

Emma Perk is the Managing Director and co-principal investigator for EvaluATE, the evaluation support center for the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program. She is the co-creator of creating one-page reports and specializes in data communication and visualization. She has over six 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 manages all external consultants.


Report: 2017 ATE Annual Survey

Posted on December 6, 2017 by , , , in Annual Survey ()

Report: Advanced Technological Education 2017 Annual Survey

This report summarizes data gathered in the 2017 survey of ATE program grantees. Conducted by EvaluATE—the evaluation support center for the ATE program, located at The Evaluation Center at Western Michigan University—this was the 18th annual ATE survey. Included here are findings about funded projects and their activities, accomplishments, and impacts during the 2016 calendar year (2016 fiscal year for budget-related questions).

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Type: Report
Category: ATE Annual Survey
Author(s): Arlen Gullickson, Emma Perk, Lori Wingate, Lyssa Becho

Resource: NVC Handbook

Posted on November 28, 2017 by , , in NVC ()

The purpose of this handbook is to help those who are responsible for organizing, planning, or conducting NVC meetings. It is mainly intended for principal investigators (PIs), but other audiences include center staff, committee chairs, committee members, and others with responsibilities related to NVCs. The NVC Handbook is not intended to establish policy, nor does it necessarily apply to other NSF programs.

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Type: Doc
Category: Resources
Author(s): Emma Perk, Lori Wingate, Wayne Welch

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).