Beyond the satisfaction survey for determining the effectiveness of professional development training: Harvesting direct data is doable

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In this presentation participants will explore, evaluate, and apply. Participants will explore examples of direct and indirect assessments that we used in an eight-year study determining the effectiveness of grant-writing workshops on the ability of faculty attendees to apply new learning to secure internal research grants. Assessments include longitudinal tracking of grant awardees (N=485) based on institutional data on faculty performance, models of successfully written proposals, feedback on workshops, and a satisfaction survey. Participants will evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of collecting direct and indirect assessment data and apply useful aspects of our assessment model to their institutional context.

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2020 Assessment Institute: Leading Improvements in Higher Education


Session recording from presentation on October 27, 2020.

Presentation slides are below.

Peggy Ligigit is a faculty member in EMU's Department of Biology.

Julia K. Nims is a faculty member in EMU's University Library.