ERIC Number: ED415809
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Nov-6
Reference Count: N/A
Capturing the Lessons Learned: The Evaluation Process for the ACE-Kellogg Project on Leadership and Institutional Transformation. ASHE Annual Meeting Paper.
This study reviews selected aspects of the evaluation process for the American Council on Education-Kellogg Project on Leadership and Institutional Transformation. Attention is focused on developing an understanding of institutional transformation and the "lessons learned" about the various methods and strategies used. Institutions were selected for the project based on: breadth of campus involvement in the planning process; clarity of the institutions's vision and goals; extent to which the institution was ready to and capable of implementing its change agenda; and degree of recognition of the role and impact of institutional structures in accomplishing change. Project information sources included: institutional self-reflective reports and updates; "homework" activities completed by project teams in preparation for project meetings; reports from consultants who worked with each institution; correspondence with the agency and with consultants; and summary notes from project meetings. The information sources contained structured, open-ended questions which collected similar information about each institution, thus allowing inter-institutional comparisons. Data collection and analysis was a process carried out over four points in time, with teams selectively and progressively articulating and evaluating each set of lessons learned. Data analysis efforts resulted in a set of propositions that reflect strategies central to effecting institutional change. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC.