Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Principal Investigators Conference

Washington, DC
October 23-25, 2017

ATE Evaluation Fellowship

EvaluATE’s first evaluation fellow cohort has been selected. You can meet them at the ATE PI conference. Congratulations to our new fellows- we look forward to working with you this year.

  • Jennifer Bellville
  • Evelyn Brown
  • Gabrielle Gabrielli
  • Megan Mullins

EvaluATE Preconference Workshops

Strategies for Effective Evaluation Reporting
Preconference Workshop | Empire Ballroom
Monday | 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

All ATE projects and centers must be evaluated and the results of these evaluations must be reported to NSF and other key stakeholders. ATE principal investigators, project and center staff, and evaluators who attend this workshop will learn (1) what information should be included in evaluation reports (and what to leave out!), (2) simple strategies to enhance the utility and impact of reports through visual design, and (3) how to turn reporting requirements into opportunities to enhance dissemination and demonstrate intellectual merit. Participants will receive practical tools they can use in their projects to maximize the impact of their evaluations and evaluation reports.

Slides

Reporting Checklist


Getting Started Workshop
Preconference Workshop | Palladian Ballroom
Monday | 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

This workshop is recommended for all principal investigators, co-principal investigators, and other team members involved in newly awarded projects and centers in FY15. Others who may find the workshop useful include new awardees in FY14 and other project personnel from prior years who have recently become involved in ATE projects and centers. The workshop will be divided into three parts: (1) ATE Program Issues. Topics to be covered include reporting requirements such as annual and final reports, working with NSF program officers, changes in project personnel or scope, data collection, FastLane and other reporting systems, use of Advisory Boards and National Visiting Committees, preparing project highlights for NSF and others, Institutional Review Boards (IRBs), and many other relevant topics. (2) Financial Management and Grant Management Issues. This section will focus on financial accounting issues and discuss in detail problems often seen in monitoring visits such as participant support, time and effort accounting, subawardees, record keeping, changes in scope, overload, and use of consultants. (3) Evaluation. This segment will address building in evaluation from the start of your project or center. The ATE program has an annual survey of all projects and centers that have been active for more than one year. Additional evaluation topics to be addressed include, but are not limited to, evaluation design, methods and instrumentation, resources for learning about productive evaluation, the roles of internal and external evaluators, and evaluation challenges.

Resources:

Slides

Handout

EvaluATE Onepager

Communication Plan Checklist for ATE Principal Investigators and Evaluators

Principal Investigator “To-Do” Checklist: Before Launching Your Project Evaluation

Getting Started Webinars

Additional Getting Started Resources


EvaluATE Conference Sessions

Showcases
Booth #3
All Sessions

Resources:

EvaluATE Onepager

Logic Model Template

Evaluation Planning Checklist

Communication Checklist

 

Strategies for Effective Evaluation Reporting
Panel | Capitol Room
Tuesday | 2:00-3:00 p.m.

All ATE projects and centers must be evaluated and the
results of these evaluations must be reported to NSF
and other key stakeholders. ATE principal investigators,
project and center staff, and evaluators who attend
this session will learn (1) what information should be
included in evaluation reports (and what to leave out!)
and (2) simple strategies to enhance the utility and
impact of reports through visual design.

Strengthening Evaluation Use in Professional Development Programs
Birds of a Feather | Senate Room
Tuesday | 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Participants will learn what is expected in professional
development evaluations and why, who should be
involved, what obstacles will likely occur, and how to
address challenges and resolve them. Participants will
first complete a short checklist to orient them and gain
their initial perspectives. After completing the checklist,
each table of participants will discuss two questions
and try to reach consensus in their answers. The
discussion tables will then report out to the full room to
provide for a melding of cross-table perspectives.

Building a Community of ATE Evaluators
Breakfast Roundtable | Ambassador Ballroom
Wednesday | 7:45-8:45 a.m.


Past Conference Resources

2016 ATE Principal Investigators Conference

2015 ATE Principal Investigators Conference