The LEAD Center is committed to improving the lives of individuals and groups who live, learn, and work in postsecondary education through the practice of evaluation.
The LEAD Center is comprised of professional staff who conduct program evaluation within and about higher education both locally and nationally, consistent with the AEA Guiding Principles for Evaluators.
LEAD, by design…
We work collaboratively with faculty and staff who are Principal Investigators (PIs) and are in need of consultation or services to propose or conduct evaluation of a grant. We build logic models and design evaluation plans that are aligned with a project’s specific aims and objectives to improve learning in postsecondary institutions.
LEAD, in the right direction…
When funded, we provide you with formative evaluation to ensure that you are meeting your goals and to help you improve the implementation of your project.
LEAD, with evidence…
We collect and analyze data to assess the efficacy of your program and to provide you and your funding agency with the results from your evaluation and a summative report.
LEAD, with integrity…
We provide an objective view of your project’s implementation, and ensure the ethical treatment of human subjects, confidentiality of your data, and the highest standards of practice in evaluation.
LEAD, so others will follow…
We help you to disseminate evaluation findings and if applicable, publish them broadly so that others can learn from you.
LEAD, the way…
We evaluate locally funded projects, as well as those funded by the federal government and private foundations or trusts.
If you would like to consult with us about a project you’d like to propose, or a grant that has been funded, please contact Christine Pribbenow at 608-263-4256 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The LEAD Center flyer (PDF)
A Two-Year Evaluation of the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program – March 4, 2019 @ Noon in 259 Ed Sciences
Dr. Noel – April 1-2, 2019 – as part of the Carl A. Grant Scholars Lecture Series
Retrospective Item and Survey Design for Workshop Evaluation
Emancipatory Research and EvaluationCenter for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment (CREA)
Conducting International Evaluations
Cultivating Self-in-Context as Responsive Evaluators
Show Me the Data
Evaluation 101: A Discussion of Why, What and How