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Tales from the Field</br>Learning the Ropes of Program Evaluation: A Case Study

Tales from the Field
Learning the Ropes of Program Evaluation: A Case Study

The program we evaluated was a graduate student retreat program provided by Transdisciplinary Work in Climate and Agriculture (TWCA; a pseudonym). TWCA is a five‐year research project comprised of an interdisciplinary group of scientists and other researchers from several different universities in the United States. Graduate students are an integral part of the TWCA project. They contribute to research for TWCA at the same time that they take coursework in their area of study and work on research for their own thesis or dissertation.

Needs Assessment Case Study: Preserving Patient Safety

Needs Assessment Case Study: Preserving Patient Safety

Tales from the Field, a monthly column, consists of reports of evidence-based performance improvement practice and advice, presented by graduate students, alumni, and faculty of Boise State University’s Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning Department. As a part of Dr. Don Winiecki’s Needs Assessment class at Boise State University, our student team conducted a needs assessment for Holy Medical Center (pseudonym). This case study describes the process we used to conduct the assessment.

Tales From the Field: </br>Evaluating a Process Equipment Training Program for a Biotech Company

Tales From the Field:
Evaluating a Process Equipment Training Program for a Biotech Company

Evidence-based performance improvement practice and advice, presented by graduate students, alumni, and faculty of Boise State University’s Instructional and Performance Technology department.

Tales from the Field: Closing a Gap in Performance for Supervisors

Tales from the Field: Closing a Gap in Performance for Supervisors

Closing gaps in supervisor performance at a global logistics company. An evidence-based performance improvement practice report presented by Boise State graduate students, alumni, and faculty.

Tales from the Field: Evaluating a Program That Helps Professors Teach

Tales from the Field: Evaluating a Program That Helps Professors Teach

Boise State University’s Center for Teaching and Learning asked for an evaluation of the BSTS program to determine if the goals of the program had been realized and if there were any opportunities for improvement.

Tales From the Field: Reaching the Quality Benchmark—Case Study

Tales From the Field: Reaching the Quality Benchmark—Case Study

MedTech requested a team of three Boise State University graduate students to conduct a needs assessment to identify areas where interventions could help all MTs both improve and maintain their overall quality scores.

Tales from the Field:<br/>Working From Home, One Team’s Story

Tales from the Field:
Working From Home, One Team’s Story

While working on a virtual team may be a condition of one’s employment, it is not clear what makes individuals choose virtual work options, and when they do, what keeps them in such a position.

Tales from the Field: <br/>Improving Interviewing Skills for Affordable Housing Providers

Tales from the Field:
Improving Interviewing Skills for Affordable Housing Providers

A federal housing compliance contractor, ABC-Contractors (a pseudonym), was seeking a way to improve information gathered from applicants for U. S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) affordable housing subsidies.

Tales from the Field:<br/>Using the BEM for Performance Analysis at a Technology Company

Tales from the Field:
Using the BEM for Performance Analysis at a Technology Company

We discovered that the average sales agent stays in that role for less than two years, in part, because Company X actively promotes sales people to management.

Tales From the Field:<br/>What Do We Know About Truth in the Practice of Performance Improvement?

Tales From the Field:
What Do We Know About Truth in the Practice of Performance Improvement?

In any field of study – whether it be focused on application, dedicated to research or a combination of the two – one thing is common: an orientation toward truth.