Post Docs, Academic University Staff, Team Leaders
In this course participants will deal more intensively with the evaluation of projects in the area of higher education. First, the module introduces some theoretical basics of evaluation (precise definition of terms, the tasks and functions of evaluation). Since it is becoming increasingly important, the workshop also takes a closer look at digitized evaluation in higher education and science. Secondly, the course covers the practical planning and implementation of evaluations. How can evaluation results be used in the best possible way? The stages of evaluation, its quality criteria, evaluation objectives and the important issue of indicator development are discussed. In the workshop the general evaluation theories are related to concrete examples from the higher education context (e.g. international cooperation projects). The course also introduces impact-oriented project planning for evaluation purposes. In practical exercises participants can use their own project examples. Together the course participants will derive key learning outcomes for the evaluation of projects in higher education.
Course participants are able to understand and apply basic theoretical concepts of evaluation. Furthermore, they are able to evaluate their own projects in higher education by gaining knowledge of evaluation tools such as the development of log-frames or logic models. They are also sensitized to newer developments of evaluation in higher education and science, including the possibilities of digital evaluation.
The event will be held online. Training methods: Presentation of the introductory theoretical input, group work, exercises, group discussion, case studies.
Registration is available through the following link: https://www.daad.de/surveys/811695?lang=en
The trainer is a lecturer at Saarland University and a research associate at the Center for Evaluation. He studied sociology and science policy at the Universities of Mannheim, Stellenbosch and at the Humboldt University of Berlin. In addition to evaluation theory and the comparative study of evaluations systems, one of his main areas of work lies in higher education research and science studies. He is currently working on the research project "Evaluation Globe: African Volume", in which a global stocktaking of evaluation systems is being undertaken.