How Can an Evaluation Advisory Committee Benefit a Project? The NISE Network Example (2017)

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If your project, large or small, needs an external review panel or evaluation advisory committee to help oversee the extent to which project impacts were achieved, one option is to create an Evaluation Committee of Visitors (COV). A COV is commonly used when a project team wants to ensure a consistent outsider lens and broader perspective. As an external group, the COV reviews work and provides recommendations to improve project performance. In this example from the NISE Network, a COV was designated for evaluation efforts. Depending on how the evaluation activities are situated in your project, this role could be adapted as an evaluation oversight committee, advisory group, or advisor.


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Developed for the NISE Network with funding from the National Science Foundation under Award Numbers 0532536 and 0940143. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this product are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Foundation.

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Oregon Museum of Science and Industry


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