Our grant calls for an external evaluator, and we have hired one who is program specific.  He is an authority in the field in which we are working and has given us feedback and input for our project funded by the grant.  Do we need to have an evaluator for the overall operation of the grant itself?

Laura Powell
Title III Co-Director
Danville Community College
1008 South Main Street
Danville, VA  24541

At 04:50 PM 6/23/2005, Lewis, Donna wrote:
We named and budgeted for an evaluator to do formative and summative evaluation in our original proposal, but are wondering if there are "rules" about the timing of such evaluations.
We intended for the evaluation of the current year to occur after the conclusion of the year, as some of our indicator information (enrollment, retention, etc.) won't be available until that time. When I read Elena's note I began to wonder if the evaluation needed to occur during the same fiscal year? And would the final evaluation of the project need to occur before September 30 of the final year of the grant, even if the data was not available when the evaluation was done?
These are naive questions, I am sure, so please be patient with me!
Donna Lewis
Director of Academic Services / Title III Coordinator
University of Charleston
2300 MacCorkle Ave., SE
Charleston, WV 25304-1099