The Session Long Project (SLP) will require you to develop a preliminary evaluation plan for a program you are familiar with in your current work environment. The components of each SLP are outlined below:
SLP 1: Select a Program to Assess
SLP 2: Discuss the I-E-O (Inputs-Environment-Outputs)
SLP 3: Develop a Plan for Data Analysis and Use of the Data
SLP 4: Develop a Communication Plan
Outcome Taxonomies (p. 45 49):
Other Uses of Input Data & Types of Student Input Measures (p. 73 80):
The Source of Environmental Data & Two Types of Measures (p. 90 100):
Astin, A. W., & Antonio, A. L. (2012). Assessment for Excellence: The Philosophy and Practice of Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education. Lanham, Md: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
Read the section titled Evaluation on p. 55 in:
Della-Piana, G. M., Della-Piana, C. K., & Gardner, M. K. (2014). Evaluating the Undergraduate Research Experience: A Guide for Program Directors and Principal Investigators. Charlotte, North Carolina: Information Age Publishing.
In a 2 page paper, write about the types of data you will collect to evaluate the program. Use the readings to guide your development of a plan to evaluate the program. Provide at least 3 to 4 types of data you might collect to evaluate and describe how it will assess the effectiveness of the program.
SLP Assignment Expectations
Your work should be written with the following points in mind.
This paper should be at least 2 pages, not counting the title page and reference page.
A clear introduction that orients a reader to the essay main content, and the main points discussed should be provided.
A well-developed, well-balanced essay body that develops each point in its own paragraph should be included.
A concise conclusion that summarizes the whole essay should also be included.
Include at least three references. Quoted material should not exceed 10% of the total paper (since the focus of these assignments is critical thinking). Use your own words and build on the ideas of others. When material is copied verbatim from external sources, it must be enclosed in quotes.
The references should be cited within the text and also listed at the end of the assignment in the References section. Follow the APA Style format; see www.apa.org.
At least one in-text citation must be provided for each reference.
A reference page which follows APA requirements should be included.
The essay should be organized in a clear and coherent manner.
The paper should be double spaced with font size of 12.
Your writing should:
Be clear, logical, and precise
Have breadth and depth
Show critical thinking skills