ERIC Number: ED185677
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
An Analysis of the Achievements and Impacts of the Fund's Projects.
Pelavin, Diane; And Others
An important indicator of the success of a funding agency is the achievement and impact of the projects it supports. This paper, one of three related documents, examines the effectiveness of the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education, a fund to improve educational opportunities. A telephone survey was conducted in 1979 of all of the fund's grant recipients from 1973-78. More data were gathered from 50 case studies conducted of the fund's projects. Four areas of the projects were examined, including innovation, effect on host institution, influence on other organizations, and continuation after federal support was withdrawn. Some of the results showed (1) over three-quarters of the projects were innovative; (2) over 50 percent caused significant changes in the operation of their host institution; (3) dissemination activities of the projects were extensive; and (4) 70 percent of the projects met the necessary criteria to be considered institutionalized. (Author/LD)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Program Planning and Evaluation (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: NTS Research Corp., Durham, NC.
Identifiers: Fund for Improvement of Postsecondary Education
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Boston, MA, April 7-11, 1980). For related documents, see EA 012 610 and EA 012 612.