This template is for use in preparing the evaluation plan sections for proposals to the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program. It is based the ATE Evaluation Planning Checklist, also developed by EvaluATE. It is aligned with the evaluation guidance included in the 2017 ATE Program Solicitation. All proposers should read the solicitation in full.
All ATE proposals are required to request “funds to support an evaluator independent of the project.” Ideally, this external evaluator should be identified in the project proposal. The information in this guide is for individuals who are able to select and work with an external evaluator at the proposal stage. However, some institutions prohibit selecting an evaluator on a noncompetitive basis in advance of an award being made. Advice for individuals in that situation is provided in an EvaluATE blog and newsletter article.
This guide includes advice on how to locate and select an external evaluator. It is not intended as a guide for developing an evaluation plan or contracting with an evaluator.
This template was created by EvaluATE. It is based on the National Science Foundation’s guidelines for preparing biographical sketches for senior project personnel. The information about what evaluators should include in Products and Synergistic Activities sections are EvaluATE’s suggestions, not NSF requirements. The biosketch must not exceed two pages.
Too often, people begin developing infographics by playing with templates, images, and data visualizations. And who can blame them? It’s fun! But while this process will produce an infographic, it might not result in a story that connects with your audience. A better approach is to begin by making intentional decisions about your infographic: clearly defining your audience, purpose, and message constitutes three foundational and critical steps for developing an effective infographic.
Read the full blog at: bit.ly/10stepsInfographic
This information is from Stephanie Wilkerson at Magnolia Consulting.
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.
2016 High Impact Technology Exchange Conference (HI-TEC)
July 25-28, 2016
A logic model is a graphic depiction of how a project translates its resources and activities into outcomes. Logic models are useful tools for succinctly communicating a project’s goals and activities, but they have many other applications. They provide a foundation for a project evaluation plan (and subsequent reporting) and can be used to organize the content of a grant proposal. In this session, participants will learn the basics of how to create a logic model and we will demonstrate its use for planning a project evaluation and organizing a grant proposal. Participants will receive the Evaluation Planning Checklist for ATE Proposals and ATE Project Logic Model Template.
Participants will receive the Evaluation Planning Checklist for ATE Proposals and ATE Project Logic Model Template.
For more information about the conference, and for conference registration, please visit http://www.highimpact-tec.org/