PROGRAM & PROJECT EVALUATION
The Louis Stokes STEM Pathways and Research Alliance: Pacific Northwest (PNW LSAMP) aims to broaden participation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) by integrating academic and social supports to build community, engage underrepresented minority (URM) students in undergraduate research, and increase their entry into advanced STEM degree programs and professional careers.
This formative and summative evaluation focuses on monitoring annual student progress toward the STEM degree attainment goals; informing research conference and other program improvements; examining connections/relationships between student program participation and outcomes; and tracking and monitoring research project dissemination.
Valuing the Social in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), an NSF CAREER Grant, is an integrated research and education program investigating the relationship between cultural values , norms and practices that presume practitioners from dominant groups are more competent than practitioners from underrepresented groups; and privilege technical domains over social ones. The research goals are to use ethnography to compare subfields of CSE that have different levels of participation by women to ascertain if subfield cultures vary. The educational goals include developing learning modules and course curricula to educate students, faculty, and leaders in academia and industry about the benefits of diversity and transformations required to welcome and retain women, especially women of color, in CSE.
This formative and summative evaluation focuses on informing student and practitioner workshop improvements; understanding the impacts of workshop participation on CalPoly Civil Engineering students, faculty, and aspects of the department climate and culture; and assessing the accuracy and quality of workshop learning modules and curricula.
The Lioness Tale Prison Project (LiT-uPP) brings transformational tools for spiritual freedom and emotional literacy to women serving long term to life prison sentences at the Central California Women’s Facility in Chowchilla. Participants then facilitate the sharing of these resources throughout their prison community.
This evaluation focuses on designing a plan with formative and summative components to inform program improvements and assess and share program impacts with funders and other stakeholders to sustain and scale the program.
NCWIT is a non-profit community that convenes, equips, and unites change leader organizations to increase the meaningful participation of all women — at the intersections of race, ethnicity, class, age, sexual orientation, and disability status — in the influential field of computing, particularly in terms of innovation and development.
This evaluation focused on assessing impacts and informing improvements of the Extension Services for Undergraduate Program, a customized consulting program that helps academic departments of computing develop high-impact strategies for recruiting and retaining more women students.
The UW College of Engineering is dedicated to cultivating a welcoming and inclusive college climate by maintaining college-wide and unit-specific cultures that embrace and celebrate diversity, equity and inclusion; and utilizing data-driven, peer-reviewed best practices when we develop and design new programs and evaluate current programs.
The Diversity Action Plans project was a collaborative, cross-departmental initiative to develop engineering department diversity profiles and a set of recommendations. based on the analysis of undergraduate and graduate student demographic, survey, and focus group data.
Seattle University Program for New Principals was a blended coaching program where veteran school leaders provided continuing support to school administrators just starting their careers.
This mult-year formative and summative evaluation focused on understanding how the program was impacting new administrators and their practice, while also informing program improvements. Findings and recommendations were shared through written evaluation reports and presentations to the board.