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Webinar: Your ATE Proposal: Got Evaluation? (8/26/14)

Posted on August 26, 2014 by , , , , in Webinars ()

Presenter(s): Asa Bradley, Gerhard Salinger, Krystin Martens, Lori Wingate, Terryll Bailey
Date(s): August 26, 2014
Time: 1:00 p.m. EDT
Recording: http://youtu.be/kpn1XtvVQ_A

A strong evaluation plan that is well integrated into your grant proposal will strengthen your submission and maybe even give you a competitive edge. In this webinar, long-time members of the ATE community will provide insights on ways to enhance your proposal and avoid common pitfalls with regard to evaluation. We’ll walk through EvaluATE’s Evaluation Planning Checklist for ATE Proposals, which provides detailed guidance on how to address evaluation throughout a proposal—from the project summary to the budget justification. We’ll share examples of how to incorporate results from previous evaluations in the Results of Prior NSF Support section, present a coherent evaluation plan linked to project activities and goals, and budget for an external evaluation (among other things). We’ll have plenty of time for questions and discussion with our knowledgeable and experienced panel.

Resources:
Slide PDF
Evaluation Planning Checklist for ATE Proposals
Tools to Prepare a Data Management Plan for NSF
ATE Central Video

Webinar: Your ATE Proposal: Got Evaluation? (8/20/14)

Posted on August 20, 2014 by , , , , in Webinars ()

Presenter(s): Asa Bradley, Gerhard Salinger, Krystin Martens, Lori Wingate, Terryll Bailey
Date(s): August 20, 2014
Time: 1:00 PM
Recording: http://youtu.be/aGU9fgIOfYk

A strong evaluation plan that is well integrated into your grant proposal will strengthen your submission and maybe even give you a competitive edge. In this webinar, long-time members of the ATE community will provide insights on ways to enhance your proposal and avoid common pitfalls with regard to evaluation. We’ll walk through EvaluATE’s Evaluation Planning Checklist for ATE Proposals, which provides detailed guidance on how to address evaluation throughout a proposal—from the project summary to the budget justification. We’ll share examples of how to incorporate results from previous evaluations in the Results of Prior NSF Support section, present a coherent evaluation plan linked to project activities and goals, and budget for an external evaluation (among other things). We’ll have plenty of time for questions and discussion with our knowledgeable and experienced panel.

Resources:
Slide PDF
Evaluation Planning Checklist for ATE Proposals
Tools to Prepare a Data Management Plan for NSF
ATE Central Video

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

Webinar: Orientation to ATE Survey 2014

Posted on January 22, 2014 by , , , in Webinars ()

Presenter(s): Corey Smith, Krystin Martens, Lori Wingate, Mike Lesiecki
Date(s): January 22, 2014
Recording: https://vimeo.com/84959802

In this webinar, EvaluATE staff will help ATE grantees prepare for the upcoming annual ATE survey (which takes place February 18 – March 18). We will provide a brief overview of the survey and administration process, address frequently asked questions (both substantive and technical), and clarify definitions. A crosswalk of ATE data that compares information grantees need to include in the annual survey, their NSF annual reports submitted through research.gov, and  project-level evaluations will help webinar participants anticipate information needs and streamline data collection and reporting.

Resources:
Slide PDF
ATE Survey 2014 FAQs
National Science Foundation Annual Report Components
2014 ATE Annual Survey

Webinar: Questions, Data, Conclusions, and Recommendations: Connecting the Dots for an Effective Evaluation

Posted on November 20, 2013 by , , in Webinars (, , )

Presenter(s): Goldie MacDonald, Krystin Martens, Lori Wingate
Date(s): November 20, 2013
Recording: https://vimeo.com/80070735

This webinar is intended for evaluators who are launching new evaluations or seeking to strengthen the overall design of ongoing studies.  We’ll address how to formulate good questions to establish a strong foundation for an evaluation and hone in on appropriate data collection methods and sources that align with those questions. We’ll provide practical guidance for transforming data into meaningful conclusions about a project’s progress, quality, and impact. Finally, we will share strategies and tools for generating practical, actionable recommendations for project improvement based on evidence.  Participants will learn to purposefully connect these distinct aspects of an evaluation into a cohesive package that adds value to projects. In addition to Lori Wingate, Director of EvaluATE, this webinar will feature Goldie MacDonald as a discussant. Dr. MacDonald is a Health Scientist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and author of “Criteria for Selection of High-Performing Indicators: A Checklist to Inform Monitoring and Evaluation.”

Resources:
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Handout PDF
Criteria for Selection of High-Performing Indicators: A Checklist to Inform Monitoring and Evaluation.

Webinar: ATE Evaluation 101 (2013)

Posted on September 18, 2013 by , , , in Webinars ()

Presenter(s): Elaine Craft, Krystin Martens, Lori Wingate, Rachael Bower
Date(s): September 18, 2013
Recording: http://youtu.be/0hbD2XYwGAg

In this webinar, participants will learn about the role of evaluation in ATE projects and get practical guidance on administrative/managerial aspects of evaluation. Evaluation may be foreign territory for those new to grant funding, so this webinar is intended to provide new ATE PIs and project staff with the information they need to get their evaluations off on the right track. EvaluATE’s director, Lori Wingate, will cover the basics of ATE evaluation, especially its main purposes and uses (including to whom and how to report findings). ATE veteran Elaine Craft will focus on project management-related issues around evaluation, with emphasis on working with college faculty and administrators (especially the “data people”) and developing explicit plans and agreements with external evaluators. Rachael Bower of ATE Central will acquaint participants with helpful resources for developing and implementing strategies for outreach, dissemination, and sustainability.

Resources:
Slide PDF
Handout PDF