What is program evaluation?
Program evaluation is a systematic way of critically analyzing the value and impact of a program. The Fall Break Project was evaluated during the first three-year pilot (2016-2018).
Goals of the Fall Break project program evaluation
- Provide Senate, administrators, faculty, staff and students with additional information to help them make an informed decision about whether the Fall Break will continue after the three-year pilot.
- Inform service and program improvement initiatives to promote student success before, during, and after the Fall Break.
Fall Break program evaluation will answer
- What does a ‘good’ break look like and are we facilitating the conditions of a ‘good’ break?
- How is the Fall Break being used and what are students’ perceptions around the usefulness and value of the Fall Break?
- Is the current time and length of Fall Break meeting student needs?
|Campus Wellness||CUPE Local 793||Custodial and Ground Services|
|Faculty Association||Federation of Students (Feds)||Food Services|
|Graduate Student Association (GSA)||Graduate Student Relations Committee (GSRC)||Leadership Forum|
|Orientation advisors||Residences (including affiliated colleges and universities)||Staff Association|
|Undergraduate Student Relations Committee (USRC)||507 faculty members||667 students (78% undergraduate, 22% graduate)|
|4 student consultation group sessions|
The task force also conducted an environmental scan and found that all other Ontario universities have implemented a break in the fall term with 80% of those breaks being four or five days.