Get to Know LEAD

LEAD-center-logoAt The LEAD Center, We advance the quality of teaching and learning by evaluating the effectiveness and impact of educational innovations, policies, and practices within higher education. Rigorous, theory-driven methods and interdisciplinary collaborations anchor our approach to evaluation, leading to the adaptation and dissemination of evidence-based strategies in service to student learning.

We design and co-create.

  • We offer feedback on evaluation designs, data collection strategies, and methods of data analysis.
  • We craft evaluation plans for and with our clients.

We collaborate and connect.

  • We facilitate conversations among people with a stake in the programs we evaluate.
  • We integrate multiple perspectives and bridge disciplinary boundaries in our evaluation studies.

We assess and investigate.

  • We conduct evaluation studies to improve educational programs and policies related to higher education.
  • We produce scholarly work that contributes to the knowledge base of program evaluation.

We interpret and translate.

  • We help link evaluation findings to practice.
  • We help clients consider how their programs could work and examine how they actually work.

We educate and inform.

  • We educate others about the process of program evaluation from beginning to end.
  • We build understanding about the value of program evaluation.


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