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ERIC Number: ED435677
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Nov-6
Pages: 13
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Cluster Evaluation as Program Development.
Burnham, Byron R.
Cluster evaluations have been defined as involving multiple sites, focusing on longer term projects, involving substantially different approaches to similar problems, and improving the social condition. Cluster evaluation is illustrated through the description of an initiative funded by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation called the Leadership for Institutional Change (LINC) program. LINC seeks to provide support and guidance for new leadership models in higher education among land grant universities. Cluster evaluators were identified rather early in the LINC process, but only after the extensive needs analysis had been conducted. The cluster evaluator did have some input into the process of initiative design. Experiences from the LINC initiative and other cluster evaluations have resulted in a proposed cluster evaluation framework, which contains the following elements: (1) evaluate the planning context and client system; (2) assess the needs assessment; (3) evaluate and refine the program objectives; and (4) assess the proposed objectives and action plans. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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