1st Edition

Evaluating Educational Development A Comprehensive and Data-Driven Approach for Colleges and Universities

    144 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    144 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book establishes a comprehensive and flexible evaluation process for educational developers that answers the question: What can data tell us?

    Educational developers can use data to monitor and demonstrate the impact of their work, laying the foundation for evidence-based decisions to improve practice. This book guides readers through the process with activities, templates, and examples that illustrate how to evaluate educational development work. Data-driven, outcome-level evaluation is a critical tool for supporting effective educational development design, as well as programming and systemic change efforts in institutions across the globe. From matrices to practical planning tools and resources, this text equips readers with everything they need to develop a comprehensive evaluation plan that provides direction for the collection, management, and use of evaluation data.

    This guide is for any educational developer who wishes to create evaluation plans that draw out data to inform their work, inspire improved practice, and showcase value across the higher education landscape.

    1. Introduction   2. Examining Educational Development Domains of Practice  3. Constructing an Evaluation Plan   4. Building the Data Portfolio  5. Augmenting Your Data Portfolio  6. Collecting, Managing, and Using Data  7. Closing the Loop: Applying and Disseminating Evaluation Findings


    Carol A. Hurney is Associate Provost for Teaching and Learning at Colby College, USA, and Former President of the POD Network.

    Bonnie B. Mullinix is Co-President of Jacaranda Educational Development, USA, and has worked as faculty and educational developer at many Universities and Colleges, most recently at the Centre for Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) at University College Cork, Ireland.

    R. Todd Benson is Executive Director of The Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education at Harvard University, USA.