Creating and Embedding an Evaluation Culture in WP Project Work Lydia Redican – Widening Participation Project Officer University of Liverpool lydia.redican@Liverpool.ac.uk
Creating buy-in/raising awareness • Unpicking previous evaluation work that had been done • Understanding who is a resource or a source of support • Guidance from OfS should now give a focus • Number of new Evaluation Officer posts has grown
Initial research • Use the OfS Guidance • Other sources of material • Has anything else been written about your programmes, for example Programme Reviews, Focus Groups, Strategic Plans etc.
Resources and capacity • Once the framework is set it impacts less on capacity • Divide up areas of focus between teams • Time for Evaluation is set in PDR
Decide what is your core and enhanced evaluation • We decided what was our core evaluation that could be measured consistently over an extended period of time • Core • UG Surveys • First Year Success • Set framework meetings • Enhanced: • Focus groups, academic interviews, practitioner insight, student surveys.
Regular meetings with key stakeholders to develop and discuss the focus • Who are your key stakeholders? • Admissions, Strategic Planning, Academics with education/evaluation research experience, Student Recruitment, Student Union, WP Leads in faculties, Student support/Careers and Employability • What is your focus? • Reviewing your core evaluation and deciding how to tackle your enhanced
Embedding Evaluation firstname.lastname@example.org