Montana State University

ADVANCE Project TRACs

Montana State University
P.O. Box 173095
Bozeman, MT 59717-3095

Tel: (406) 994-4690
E-mail: ADVANCE@montana.edu
Location: 319 Leon Johnson

Primary Contacts

Jessi L. Smith, Ph.D.
Special Assistant to the Provost/
Director of ADVANCE
jsismith@montana.edu

Sara Rushing, Ph.D.
Co-Director of ADVANCE/
University Family Advocate
srushing@montana.edu

Theresa Marchwick
Project Manager
tmarchwick@montana.edu

Micaela M. Young
Grant Submission Training Coordinator
micaelayoung@montana.edu

Becca Belou
Equity Data Analyst
rebeccabelou@montana.edu

Co-PIs

Waded Cruzado, Ph.D.
President
Montana State Univerity

Martha A. Potvin, Ph.D.
Provost & V.P. for Academic Affairs

Montana State University | ADVANCE Project TRACS

Evaluators External Evaluator Mariko Chang, Ph.D. and Internal Evaluator Irene Grimberg, Ph.D.

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Timeline of Evaluation Activities

Year 1

Current-November 2012:

Conversations with Project Leadership and Internal Evaluator to assist with the completion of evaluation plan, including identification of sources of data and evaluation methods.  Feedback is provided as needed on the implementation of program activities.

December 2012-February 2013:

Continued conversations with Project Leadership and Internal Evaluator to monitor the collection of baseline data and discuss evaluation needs.  Discussion of an initial site visit for data collection will take place and dates identified.

March-May 2013:

Initial site visit for data collection will take place. On-going evaluation and data collection will continue.

May-June 2013 (exact date to be determined and dependent on site visit date):

External evaluator provides first annual report.

Years 2-5

Evaluation for Years 2-5 will involve the same basic structure, except the evaluation in Year 5 will be far more extensive, as it will provide a comprehensive summative evaluation of the impact of activities across all years of the grant.  The external evaluator will conduct at least one site visit per year to collect data (and may make other trips as deemed necessary). 

The process of program evaluation is often displayed using a program “logic model.” The logic model is a conceptual representation of the relationship between inputs, activities, and desired outcomes.  Inputs include the resources mobilized to support the project and include financial resources as well as personnel who contribute to the project.  Activities consist of efforts undertaken by the project to achieve the desired outcomes. Outcomes are divided into short-term, medium-term, and long-term. The logic model guiding the evaluation is presented in Figure 1 below.  

Figure 1. Project TRACS Logic Model

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Figure 1. Project TRACS Logic Model


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