Reagan Institute Research Design and Evaluation Instrument

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Organization: 
The Ronald Reagan Institute

City:

Washington, D.C.

State:

District of Columbia
Organization Overview: 

The mission of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute is to complete President Reagan’s unfinished work and to preserve the timeless principles he championed: individual liberty, economic opportunity, global democracy and national pride. The Ronald Reagan Institute in Washington, DC promotes President Reagan’s ideals, vision, and leadership example through substantive, issue-driven forums, academic and young professional programming, and scholarly work.

Project Name: 
Research Design and Program Evaluation Instrument Development
Project Type: 
Program Evaluation
Project Overview: 

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute (Institute) has recently launched a program for undergraduate students in Washington, DC. Students from institutions around the country are selected to come to the nation's capital where they take an accredited course on leadership and leadership development, are placed in an internship aligned with skill sets and interests, and engage in personal and professional development workshops, lectures and briefings. The Leadership and the American Presidency (LTAP) program launched in the Summer of 2016 and is grounded in real history where students hear from real leaders, all while applying this in a real world setting.

As the program has launched, developed and grown in numbers, the need for evaluation has been identified. The Institute is looking for a research design for a long-term evaluation that examines the effects of the LTAP program on student development. As the Institute seeks to cultivate the next generation of citizen leaders, we require an evaluation process and valid instrument that seeks to measure program effectiveness towards our overarching goal. We are seeking to measure student development not just during and after their time in the LTAP program, but from a longitudinal lens over time.

Upon project completion, we hope to have a recommendation for what a long term evaluation method of student development looks like. This would include survey instruments as well as touchpoints for longitudinal data collection.

Spots Available: 
1-2

Eligibility:

Full-time or Executive

To Apply:

Contact Euria Chung at echung@upenn.edu.

Fels Institute of Government

The Fels Institute of Government
3814 Walnut St. 
Philadelphia, PA 19104

(215) 898-7326
felsinstitute@sas.upenn.edu

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