Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education Final Evaluation Report
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.
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/Co- PIs/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.
We briefly summarize the key high-level findings and lessons learned. Please see the full AISL Awardee Meeting report in the appendix to this report.