Following SENCER regional and national symposia, participants are asked to submit comprehensive feedback to the National Office. We use this valuable information to evaluate all aspects of our programs, and to plan for future events or initiatives.
We launched an online format of our Summer Institute evaluations following SSI 2006 to ease both participant submission of feedback and data analysis. As a result of participant goodwill and persistent follow-up, we enjoy high completion rates of online evaluations by our SENCER Summer Institute participants.
Attendees of NCSCE's annual Washington Symposium and Capitol Hill Poster Session as well as regional SENCER Center for Innovation events also complete post-conference evaluations.
NCSCE awards SENCER-NSF Post-Institute Implementation Awards annually, subject to funding and following a competitive application process. Grantees are expected to complete three reports over the two year term of each grant: a planning report filed 2-3 months into the project, a progress report at the year mark, and a final report after the close of the project. Reports are collected using the SENCER FastLane system.
How are the results used?