IMPACT NC: Evaluation Skills Modules

Date: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 to Thursday, October 1, 2020
Resource Type:
Project Descriptions | Projects
Environment Type: 
Public Programs, Museum and Science Center Programs, Professional Development, Conferences, and Networks, Professional Development and Workshops, Resource Centers and Networks
Audience: 
Museum/ISE Professionals | Evaluators
Discipline: 
Education and learning science | General STEM
Organization:
North Carolina State University
Description: 

IMPACT NC is a collaboration between the North Carolina science centers and museums and NC State University (NCSU) to build and foster a Community of Practice (CoP) for collective evaluation among the 54 partner organizations across the state of North Carolina. Funded by IMLS Museum Leadership Grant (MG-70-19-0019-19).

The goals of IMPACT NC are:

  • Identification of a set of shared goals for informal science education across the state.
  • Development of metrics to assess these goals.
  • Enhanced capacity of the Community of Practice of science museums to conduct evaluation centered on these collective evaluation goals and metrics.
  • Improved cohesion among science museums and other partners in NC (e.g. university collaborators, non-profit organizations) as they collectively work toward shared  goals.
  • Development of a system for reporting program outcomes using shared metrics that is integrated into annual reporting or grant proposal processes across NC, thereby informing decision making.
Funder(s): 
IMLS
Funding Program: 
National Leadership Grants
Award Number: 
MG-70-19-0019-19
Funding Amount: 
465,149

Team Members

K.C. BuschContact

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