The Steering Committee will evaluate the Program in order to improve pilot
activities and, eventually, to learn how this Program influences faculty
members' future professional success and tenured retention at U.Va. Evaluation
data will be shared with other major research universities and will include
such information as the following:
- After workshops,
Fellows respond to open-ended questions, noting what was effective and
recommending changes to better meet the Program objectives.
in workshops and seminars are asked for suggestions for future Programs.
- At mid-year,
Fellows and Consultants complete a brief questionnaire asking them about
the number and quality of their encounters, as well as about the usefulness
of workshops attended and their recommendations for improvements.
- At the end
of each academic year, both Fellows and Consultants summarize their
experiences, highlighting Program initiatives and discussion topics
that proved especially beneficial and noting activities that could be
In the third
year of the Program, an outside evaluation committee composed of faculty
experienced with faculty retention and diversity will be invited to study
the Program and recommend improvements.