Free ticketed event
One of the challenges of implementing educational innovations is planning and carrying out evaluations of the impact of programs on students. Many professionals trained in engineering have little experience with theories and methods of educational research. In this workshop, we will introduce principles of survey and assessment design for evaluating the impact of educational interventions. We will discuss how logic models for program evaluation can be aligned to common educational theories. We will also look at measuring short- and long-term outcomes, which may include existing national survey instruments or developing assessments specific to your project. We will also cover basic reliability and validity information for improving your assessments and sharing findings with the engineering education community. Examples will also be shared of successful evaluation plans for NSF grants, including CAREER outreach components.
Dr. Joni Lakin is Associate Professor of Educational Studies at the University of Alabama
Dr. Karen E. Rambo-Hernandez is an Associate Professor of Teaching, Learning, and Culture at Texas A&M University