This project was continuously evaluated internally and externally. The principal external evaluator was Professor Jonathan Holmes, Emeritus Professor and Honorary Fellow at the University of Tasmania, where he was appointed in 1973. Professor Holmes held the position of Associate Dean of Teaching and Learning with the Faculty of Arts, for five years and is the Creative Arts Discipline Scholar with the Australian Learning and Teaching Council, based at the Tasmanian School of Art. The project team was extremely fortunate to benefit from Professor Holmes’ experience and expertise, and his feedback is included in the official project report.
The project was evaluated in the following ways:
- partner institutions were consulted at the beginning of the project as to the most appropriate form of evaluation for their context. The international reference group was informed about progress and findings to date at frequent intervals through the project leader’s European presentations about this work. Their feedback has been of substantial benefit to the project;
- the lead institution team evaluated the findings of the mapping process, and subsequent innovations in performance course assessment;
- the partner institutions evaluated their individual mapping processes;
- staff and students at the lead institution were consulted as part of the project design, and provided evaluation of the project via the project meetings, conferences, and workshops;
- members of the reference group remained informed about the project’s progress and provided feedback;
- the summative evaluation in the final phase of the project took place through close consultation and collaboration with all project participants and the external evaluator. You can access the final report of the project by clicking here.