Evaluation of the Center for Performative Design and Engineering Technology


Sponsor:  New York College of Technology, National Science Foundation
Principal Investigator:  Dr. Lori Wingate, Krystin Martens
September 1, 2012 – August 31, 2014

 Abstract

The project’s evaluation will include formative and summative components. The formative evaluation component is intended to provide timely feedback to enable reflection on the effectiveness of the project’s implementation strategies so that improvements can be made as necessary. The summative component will focus on determining the extent to which the project’s anticipated outcomes were achieved, identifying any unintended positive and/or negative outcomes, and capturing “lessons learned”.

External Evaluation of CREOSA


External Evaluation of the Center for Research and Education in Optical Sciences and Applications (CREOSA)

Sponsor:  Delaware State University & NSF-EHR
Principal Investigator:  Dr. Lori Wingate
September 1, 2012 – August 31, 2017

 Abstract

The WMU Evaluation Center will provide evaluation services to Delaware State University for its proposed Center for Research and Education in Optical Sciences and Applications (CREOSA), a center funded through the NSF Center’s of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) program. CREOSA seeks to enhance recruitment of retention of underrepresented students in optical science and develop DSU’s research infrastructure.

In year 1 KSO will pilot the Marvelous Music! program (which is aimed at preschool children and their parents) and they will need formative evaluation to examine implementation of the program, its design, and so forth. Year 2 will also be primarily formative and year 3 will be summative and include an outcome and costs evaluation.

 

Metaevaluation & Checklists for CDC


Sponsor:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with Deloitte
Principal Investigator:  Dr. Lori Wingate
August 15, 2012 – March 31, 2014

 Abstract

The purpose of this project is to (a) prepare a publishable manuscript based on a metaevaluation previously conducted by the CDC and (b) develop evaluation checklists related to the metaevaluation work.

In year 1 KSO will pilot the Marvelous Music! program (which is aimed at preschool children and their parents) and they will need formative evaluation to examine implementation of the program, its design, and so forth. Year 2 will also be primarily formative and year 3 will be summative and include an outcome and costs evaluation.

 

Evaluation of Indiana State University’s Unbounded Possibilities Initiative


Sponsor:  Indiana State University
Principal Investigator:  Dr. Lori Wingate
August 1, 2012 – July 31, 2015

 Abstract

The WMU Evaluation Center is evaluating Indiana State University’s Unbounded Possibilities program. Unbounded Possibilities is an internally-funded program to support innovative in innovative initiatives that substantially advance institutional distinction. The external evaluation is providing an independent assessment of the quality, impact, and significance of the eight UP projects that will aid decision making about continuation of support, as well as improvement of the program.

In year 1 KSO will pilot the Marvelous Music! program (which is aimed at preschool children and their parents) and they will need formative evaluation to examine implementation of the program, its design, and so forth. Year 2 will also be primarily formative and year 3 will be summative and include an outcome and costs evaluation.

 

WMU Upward Bound Evaluation


Sponsor:  US Department of Education & WMU Division of Multicultural Affairs
Principal Investigator:  Jason Burkhardt

June 1, 2012 – May 31, 2017

Evaluation of Western Michigan University’s Upward Bound Program. Click here to learn more about the program. 

About the Upward Bound Program

Upward Bound targets youths between 13 and 19 years old (grades 9 through 12) who have experienced low academic success. High school students from low-income families whose parents have not earned a bachelor’s degree or military veterans with only a high school degree are eligible to participate. The program’s goal is to increase the rates at which the targeted students enroll in and graduate from postsecondary institutions by providing fundamental support such as help with the college admissions process and assistance in preparing for college entrance examinations. It engages participating students in an extensive, multi-year program designed to provide academic, counseling, and tutoring services along with a cultural enrichment component, all of which enhance their regular school program prior to entering college. Most Upward Bound programs also provide participants with a college experience through a five- to eight-week, full-time residential summer program at a postsecondary institution. The summer experience is reinforced with weekly tutorial and mentoring services during the school year.

n year 1 KSO will pilot the Marvelous Music! program (which is aimed at preschool children and their parents) and they will need formative evaluation to examine implementation of the program, its design, and so forth. Year 2 will also be primarily formative and year 3 will be summative and include an outcome and costs evaluation

Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine: Methadone Symposium


Sponsor: The Evaluation Center
Principal Investigator: Herman Joseph (Guest Editor) and Stephen Magura
October 2000 – January 2001

Abstract

This is an archive of evaluation-related articles on methadone treatment published in the Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine (MSJM), volume 67 (5 & 6), 2000 and volume 68 (1), 2001.  These issues are posted on the WMU Evaluation Center website with permission of the Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine, New York, NY. These issues are being made available on-line for free downloading for professional use as a service to the field.

 Volume 67 Numbers 5 & 6- October/November 2000

An Overview of Heroin Trends in New York City: Past, Present and Future
Blanche Frank
Methadone Maintenance Treatment (MMT): A Review of Historical and Clinical Issues
Herman Joseph, Sharon Stancliff, and John Langrod
The Cost-Effectiveness of Methadone Maintenance
Paul G. Barnett and Sally S. Hui
Neurobiology of Addictive Behaviors and Its Relationship to Methadone Maintenance
Barry Stimmel and Mary Jeanne Kreek
Cerebral Metabolism in Opiate-Dependent Subjects: Effects of Methadone
Igor I. Galynker, Sniezyna Watras-Ganz, Christian Miner, Richard N. Rosenthal,Don C. Des Jarlais, Beverly L. Richman and Edythe London
Methadone Medical Maintenance (MMM): Treating Chronic Opiod Dependence in Private Medical Practice – A Summary Report (1983-1998)
Edwin A. Salsitz, Herman Joseph, Blanche Frank, John Perez, Beverly L. Richman, Nadim Salomon, Marcia F. Kalin, and David M. Novick
Effects of LAAM and Methadone Utilization in an Opiate Agonist Treatment Program
Juan F. Valdivia and Samina Khattak
When “Enough” Is Not Enough: New Perspectives on Optimal Methadone Maintenance Dose
Stewart B. Leavitt, Marc Shinderman, Sarz Maxwell, Chin B. Eap and Phillip Paris
Treatment of Pain in Methadone-Maintained Patients
Michael M. Scimeca, Seddon R. Savage, Russell Portenoy, and Joyce Lowinson
HIV and HCV Infection among Injecting Drug Users
Holly Hagan and Don C. Des Jarlais
Interactions between Methadone and Medications Used to Treat HIV Infection: A Review
Marc N. Gourevitch and Gerald H. Friedland
The Impact of Hepatitis C Virus Infection on Methadone Maintenance Treatment
David M. Novick
Causes and Rates of Death among Methadone Maintenance Patients Before and After the Onset of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic
Phillip W. Appel, Herman Joseph, and Beverly L. Richman
The Converging Epidemics of Mood-Altering-Drug Use, HIV, HVC, and Partner Violence: A Conundrum for Methadone Maintenance Treatment
Louisa Gilbert, Nabila El-Bassel, Valli Rajah, Anthony Foleno, Jorge Fontdevila, Victoria Frye, and Beverly L. Richman

Volume 68 Numbers 1- January 2001

Clinical Trials in Developing Countries: A Review of the Moral Issues
Douglas P. Lackey
The Key Extended Entry Program (KEEP): A Methadone Treatment Program for Opiate-Dependent Inmates
James Nolan, and Harry I. Shuman
The Key Extended Entry Program (KEEP): From the Community Side of the Bridge
Bryan M. Fallon
Integrating the Methadone Patient in the Traditional Addiction Inpatient Rehabilitation Program- Problems and Solutions
Steven S. Kipnis, Anne Herron, John Perez, and Herman Joseph
An Alternative Program for Methadone Maintenance Dropouts: Description and Preliminary Data
Marjorie F. Goldstein, Sherry Deren, Mark Beardsley, and Beverly L. Richman
A Mandatory Short-Term Methadone-to-Abstinence Program in New York City
Charles Winick
Analysis of Behavioral Patterns in Five Cohorts of Patients Retained in Methadone Maintenance Programs
Alan Kott, Eric Habel, and William Nottingham
Selected In-Treatment Outcomes of Long-Term Methadone Maintenance Treatment Patients in New York State
Philip W. Appel, Herman Joseph, Alan Kott, William Nottingham, Edward Tasiny, and Eric Habel
Leaving Methadone Treatment: Lessons Learned, Lessons Forgotten, Lessons Ignored
Stephen Magura and Andrew Rosenblum
Methadone Advocacy: The Voice of the Patient
Jocelyn Woods
In year 1 KSO will pilot the Marvelous Music! program (which is aimed at preschool children and their parents) and they will need formative evaluation to examine implementation of the program, its design, and so forth. Year 2 will also be primarily formative and year 3 will be summative and include an outcome and costs evaluation.

 

Axiom Verizon


Sponsor:  Axiom Sales Force Development, LLC
Principal Investigator:  Dr. Daniela Schroeter
May 1, 2012 – September 30, 2012

Abstract

This project concerns the planning of the Verizon training impact evaluation, conducted on behalf of Axiom Sales Force Development, LLC.

Urban Core Collaborative


Sponsor:  W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Principal Investigator:  Kelly Robertson
April 1, 2012 – October 15, 2014

 Abstract

This external evaluation will use a developmental evaluation approach to asses the launch and growth of the Urban Core Collaborative (UCC). The UCC is a community-based collaborative that is working to increase the capacity of local organizations to enact systemic change throughout neighborhoods of Grand Rapids, Michigan. The evaluation will transition to an impact assessment to determine the extent to which UCC has increased the capacity of local organizations and cultivated leaders in communities of color.

To learn more about the Urban Core Collective, visit their website: http://urbancorecollective.org/ or visit their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/UrbanCoreCollective

Evaluation of the Dynasty Foundation


Sponsor:  Dynasty Foundation
Principal Investigator:  Dr. Daniela Schroeter
Co-Principal Investigator(s):  Dr. Edward Applegate, Dr. Chris Coryn, Dr. Vladimir Rushkin

April 1, 2012 – October 31, 2012

 Abstract

The Dmitry Zimin’sDynastyFoundation for Not-for-Profit Programs evaluation will provide a comprehensive, independent, external evaluation of its performance in comparison to the highest international standards with the intent to explore new opportunities for improving the Foundation’s performance.

In year 1 KSO will pilot the Marvelous Music! program (which is aimed at preschool children and their parents) and they will need formative evaluation to examine implementation of the program, its design, and so forth. Year 2 will also be primarily formative and year 3 will be summative and include an outcome and costs evaluation.

 

Strategic Evaluation on Research Excellence


Sponsor:  International Development Research Centre
Principal Investigator:  Dr. Chris Coryn
Co-Principal Investigator:  Dr. Daniela Schroeter
January 01, 2012 – December 31, 2012

Abstract

The Evaluation Center will define and articulate research excellence, analyze tools and approaches for potential use in evaluating the research excellence of international development projects, and develop and propose frameworks and approaches for evaluating research excellence of International Development Research Centre supported research.