Program Evaluation Strategies
An Institutional Review Board (IRB) application will be completed to evaluate the program. Mentors and mentees will be invited to participate voluntarily in data collection activities.
Formative Assessment. Mid-semester checkpoint focus groups and surveys will be used to assess the program’s progress toward achieving its annual goals and metrics.
Summative Assessment. An annual report presenting the outcomes related to the SMART Measures below will be completed and submitted to the Provost, President, NSF grant funding agency, and relevant stakeholders. The report will provide comparison data between Interests and Aspirations Survey at the beginning and end of the program.
SMART Measures of Success
Measures of success are designed to be specific, measurable, ambitious but attainable, relevant, and timed (SMART measures). Examples of SMART measures of success include number and percent of:
- New faculty participating
- New URM faculty participating
- Participants indicating mentoring experiences contributed to their successful transition into the university
- Mentees indicating mentoring experiences contributed to their “sense of belonging” at the university
- Participants indicating mentoring experiences were culturally responsive
- Participants indicating mentoring experience contributed to readiness for tenure-track requirements and expectations
- Mentors and mentees indicating participation improved their attitude(s) toward diversity, inclusion, equity, anti-racism, and/or social justice
- Indicating overall satisfaction with mentoring program
- Mentees retained from first year to second year of teaching