Campuses should carefully and systematically evaluate the effectiveness of their programs, including consideration of the following factors:
- Visibility: How well is the program being marketed? What proportion of the faculty are aware of the program(s)? What is their opinion of the program (e.g., does it seem prestigious, valuable, interesting, useful?)
- Interest: How many faculty are nominated? How many self-nominate?
- Participants: What are the demographics of applicants/nominees? What are the demographics of participants? What is the benchmark against which the demographics are measured? How many schools/colleges are represented?
- Knowledge gained: Using pre- and post-tests to assess the extent to which participants have increased their knowledge of the information presented, and use of the skills taught.
- Participant experiences: What do the participants report getting out of the program? What are the impacts on their career? Do reported experiences match the program goals? In what ways are they different? Would participants recommend the program to their colleagues?
- Longitudinal evaluation: How do participants advance in their careers? Are past participants effective leaders in their current roles? Did they participate in additional leadership development opportunities?