Planning Your Evaluation


Because most people associate evaluation with measurement of program results, program planners often do not think about evaluation until after the program is up and running. Instead, evaluation should be planned from the beginning, as the program is being developed. Incorporating evaluation will sharpen everyone's thinking about the program: its mission, its goals, its objectives, and the activities designed to meet those objectives. Used in this way, evaluation planning can be a valuable management tool.


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Summarizes a meeting hosted by the U.S Department of Education with college campus leaders from across the nation to discuss the issue of racial harassment on campuses and to identify solutions for fostering supportive and inclusive educational environments. During the meeting, Nancy Cantor, Chancellor of Rutgers University-Newark, issued a statement calling for an end to racial harassment on campuses and for institutions of higher education to take the lead in making a social change on their campuses.


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