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), and the Fall Reading Week Project will be evaluated during the second three-year pilot (2019-2021).

Goals of the Fall Reading Week program evaluation

  1. Provide Senate, administrators, faculty, staff and students with additional information to help them make an informed decision about whether the Fall Reading Week will continue after the three-year pilot.
  2. Inform service and program improvement initiatives to promote student success before, during, and after the Fall Reading Week.

Fall Reading Week 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 Reading Week being used and what are students’ perceptions around the usefulness and value of the Fall Reading Week?
  • Is the current time and length of Fall Reading Week meeting student needs?