STEM Program Evaluation
Our program evaluation services are under the direction of Jacque Ewing-Taylor. Jacque’s doctoral dissertation was on program evaluation, and she has helped many Principal Investigators and Project Directors achieve program goals through the evaluation process. Our program evaluation philosophy is very customer-service oriented, and we focus on the utility of the evaluation process. We believe that evaluation is a partnership, the goal of which is to improve the program, fulfill its goals, and implement the program with fidelity in order to provide maximum utility to the client and a solid return on the funder’s investment.
Our recent evaluation projects include Math and Science Partnership (MSP) grants for various Nevada projects, a NSF EPSCoR grant for Utah State University, a NSF Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (INCLUDES) grant for the University of Nevada, three NSF projects for the College of Engineering at UNR, and a NSF Career grant for an early career faculty member at Utah State University. Many of these projects involve professional development in science for K-12 teachers, which is another area of Jacque’s expertise.
Jacque is an active member of the American Evaluation Association and subscribes to the Program Evaluation Standards of the Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation (JCSEE).