File Type - Checklist

Checklist: Project Vita

Posted on July 12, 2017 by  in Resources ()

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

Checklist: Evaluation Planning for NSF-ATE Proposals

Posted on July 1, 2017 by  in Resources ()

Updated July 2017!

This checklist is intended to be of assistance to grant writers, project leaders, and evaluators as they develop evaluation plans for proposals to the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program. It is organized around the components of an NSF proposal (see the NSF Grant Proposal Guide), with an emphasis on the evaluation elements that are needed in several locations throughout a grant proposal. This document is not intended to serve as a comprehensive checklist for preparing an ATE proposal. Rather, it includes guidance for aspects of a proposal that pertain to evaluation. All proposers should carefully read the 2017 ATE Program Solicitation.

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Type: Checklist
Category: Proposal Development
Author(s): Lori Wingate

Pilot Testing: Checklist for Program Evaluation Report Content

Posted on June 15, 2017 by , in Resources ()

EvaluATE invites individuals who are currently writing evaluation reports to pilot test the Checklist for Program Evaluation Report Content and provide feedback for improvement by August 15, 2017. 

A form for providing feedback is available from bit.ly/rep-check-pilot

After a few questions about the context of your work, this form will prompt you to answer three open-ended questions about your experience with the checklist:

  1. What was especially helpful about this checklist?
  2. What frustrated or confused you?
  3. What would you add, change, or remove?
  4. If using this checklist affected how you wrote your report or what you included in it, please describe how it influenced you.

About the Checklist: this checklist identifies and describes the elements of an evaluation report. This checklist should not be treated as a rigid set of requirements. Rather, it should be used as a flexible guide for determining an evaluation report’s content. Each checklist element is a prompt for decision making about what content is appropriate for a particular evaluation context should be made with consideration of the report audience’s information needs and resources available for report development.

Checklist: Program Evaluation Report Content

Posted on December 13, 2016 by , in Resources ()

This checklist identifies and describes the elements of an evaluation report. This checklist should not be treated as a rigid set of requirements. Rather, it should be used as a flexible guide for determining an evaluation report’s content. Each checklist element is a prompt for decision making about what content is appropriate for a particular evaluation context should be made with consideration of the report audience’s information needs and resources available for report development.

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Type: Checklist
Category: Resources
Author(s): Kelly Robertson, Lori Wingate