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Evaluation Consulting Services
 

Dr. Peter J. Collier Consulting can provide external program evaluation services. Dr. Collier will draw upon his background as both an evaluator and a Principal Investigator on grant-funded projects to help you to design and conduct your program evaluation in ways that anticipate and address issues before they become problems.

- Evaluation design

- Instrument development

- Data collection (e.g. focus groups, interviews, surveys)

- Data analysis

- Report writing

 

Mentor Program Related Consulting Services
 

A range of services to support you in every facet of developing your program. In addition to offering individual consulting, Dr. Collier has extensive experience in training trainers/program directors. He can provide single day, multi-day or weeklong trainings depending upon your specific program needs.

CUSTOM PACKAGES include:

 
 

1. Needs Assessment Package

   

- introductory meeting to learn background on proposed program, identify keep stakeholders, and review available resources

- providing background on your targeted group of students' issues & what peer mentoring can realistically provide from literature

- providing criteria for recruiting campus experts to discuss their take on your targeted group of students' issues as they play out on your campus

- assistance in setting up charette or Delphi Process to gather and interpret campus experts' information

- identifying which of your targeted group of students' issues that are appropriate to address with peer mentoring

- if needed, brainstorm how to possibly address targeted group of students' issues that are not really appropriate to address with peer mentoring

- develop set of program goals

 
 

2. Evaluation Services

   

(Assumes you have already identified your targeted group of students' issues, performed a campus-based needs assessment, and have at least a design framework [e.g. you already know program duration, approximate number of mentees and mentors, how program materials will be delivered])

BASIC PACKAGE includes:

- Introductory meeting

- Review PROGRAM GOALS and identify which ones are appropriate to be addressed by peer mentoring and which ones will require other interventions

- Decide on an EVALUATION DESIGN (e.g. single point in time, longitudinal, comparison group)

- Develop EVALUATION PLAN that includes:

+ operationalizing program goals into measurable indicators

+ identifying which types of data will be necessary to establish that different program goals are being met

+ identifying when different types of data needs to be collected over the duration of program

+ determining who will collect which types of data

- Deciding on how different types of DATA will be analyzed and presented

- Developing appropriate EVALUATION INSTRUMENTS

- Identifying specific CONTENT to be included in program so that specific program goals can be assessed. For example. if one program goal is to improve new students' knowledge of appropriate campus resources, then program content must include information on which resources are available, what issues each can address, and how to appropriately use each resources

New students' knowledge of appropriate campus resources, then program content must include information on which resources are available, what issues each can address, and how to appropriately use each resources

- Identifying specific content and skill development that needs to be included in mentor training to prepare mentors to help mentees progress in content areas you plan to evaluate in order to demonstrate a program goal has been met.

In content areas you plan to evaluate in order to demonstrate a program goal has been met

- Designing mentor training evaluation (instruments, data collection, analysis plan and data presentation)

- Follow-Up meeting

 
 

3. Advanced Evaluation Services

   

Includes all of the elements in the Basic Evaluation Services Package,
plus:

- Supervising data collection, data analysis and presentation

- Providing mentor training relating to program evaluation

- Extended availability for consulting on evaluation issues

- Providing end of program review of evaluation efforts and suggestions for improvements/modifications in evaluation plan for subsequent program years.

- Providing a formal evaluation report, such as is required of externally funded programs

 

Mentor Training Services
 

Mentor Training Services assumes you have already identified your targeted group of students issues, performed a campus-based needs assessment, have a basic design framework, have decided on delivery method, which services will be provided to mentees, the main content areas associated with specific mentee needs and services, and have developed an evaluation plan.

- introductory meeting

- help determine appropriate duration of mentor training

- provide appropriate training exercises

- design a mentor training curriculum that covers important program-relevant content areas, develops essential skills, and allows mentors to practice important program-related activates such as completing key program forms, or documenting mentees' use of program-related resources. This also includes sharing information on the sequencing of training materials.

- prepare mentors for their roles in program evaluation data collection

- facilitate your already established mentor training evaluation OR if needed, design and implement your mentor training evaluation (instruments, data collection, analysis plan and data presentation)

- follow-up meeting

 

 

 

 

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