Well, the program review is now complete and it is time to figure out what to do with the results. The process started with selecting which program to evaluate and went on from there with development of the theory of change and logic model, the literature review, and then the research.
On Monday the final report was presented to the board. Although programs are a staff responsibility at CCCC, the board is always responsible for due diligence under any governance model and program evaluations are a good way to show they are doing their due diligence. They help assure the board that our programs are effective and efficient and that our mission is actually being fulfilled through our programs. If an evaluation cannot show a program is effective and efficient and moving the mission forward, then it should be re-designed or scrapped.
The leadership team has also reviewed the final report and is beginning the process of revamping the conference. I don’t expect significant changes for the upcoming September conference, but I do expect several significant changes for the next conference.
You can download the final report, Conference Evaluation Report – Public, if you wish to see the extent of the work. I think it reflects a fairly comprehensive program review. Certain parts we have labelled ‘confidential’ either because they refer to information from outside sources that we are not at liberty to make public, or they refer to new initiatives that it is simply premature to make public.
This brings the program evaluation series of posts to an end. My hope is that you will select a program, any program, and try it out. Let me know how you do!