CAISE 2021 NSF AISL Awardee Meeting Report

Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Resource Type:
Summative | Evaluation Reports
Environment Type: 
Professional Development, Conferences, and Networks, Conferences, Resource Centers and Networks
Administration/Leadership/Policymakers | Museum/ISE Professionals | Evaluators | Learning Researchers
Education and learning science | General STEM
Inverness Research, Oregon State University, CAISE

Inverness Research and Oregon State University, with support and input from CAISE, conducted an evaluation of the 2021 NSF AISL Awardee Meeting which was held virtually October 19-21, 2021. The evaluation effort included observing the meeting, participating in debriefing the meeting with CAISE co-PIs, the CAISE equity audit committee, and NSF Program Officers; developing and administering a post-event survey; and analyzing data collected through both the survey and Pathable, the virtual platform.

This report summarizes the key evaluation findings. It includes the following sections:

  • Executive Summary of High-Level Key Findings and Lessons Learned
  • Summary of Findings
  • Appendices (chat analysis, open-ended comments summary, post-event survey data graphs)

The meeting specifically focused on inviting and including community partners, and on creating equitable partnerships as the major theme. Thus, our analysis and reporting is primarily focused on the difference in experience and ratings between community partner and AISL PIs/CoPIs/staff, between those who see themselves as part of the AISL community and those who do not, and those who see themselves as researchers and those who see themselves as practitioners.

Funding Program: 
Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)
Award Number: 

Team Members

Becky CarrollBecky CarrollEvaluator
Jen HelmsJen HelmsEvaluator
Allison MurrayAllison MurrayEvaluator
Martin StorksdieckContributor
Kelly RiedingerContributor
James BellPrincipal Investigator
Shannon SullivanProject Staff
Sasha PalmquistProject Staff

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