Building evaluation capacity within faculty development programs
evaluation , capacity building , faculty development , educational development
Within faculty development programs, although evaluations are important, lack of time, resources and knowledge of how to conduct program evaluations are often identified as reasons for the lack of rigorous evaluations being conducted. The purpose of this article is to explore how to build evaluation capacity within faculty development programs. In particular, the article will: (a) review literature that can be used to guide evaluation capacity building (ECB) practice, (b) link ECB guiding practices to faculty development program contexts, and (c) conclude with a discussion about the benefits of engaging in evaluation capacity building within faculty development programs.