Videos: Evaluation Basics for Non-Evaluators

This six-part video series is based on a live webinar EvaluATE presented in partnership with Mentor-Connect in March 2018.* It provides a basic orientation to evaluation for individuals who are planning to submit proposals to the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education program. Each video addresses one of six questions about evaluation often asked by individuals who are new to evaluation and the ATE program:

    1. What is evaluation?
    2. How much does it cost?
    3. Why do it?
    4. Who can do it?
    5. Where does it go in a proposal?
    6. What will happen?

*A recording of the live webinar, including Q&A, is available from

Part 1: What is Evaluation

Part 2: How much does it cost?

Part 3: Why do it?


Part 4: Who can do it?


Part 5: Where does it go in a proposal?


Part 6: What will happen?