Although well positioned to provide the expertise required for effective evaluation of non-academic programs, IR teams seldom perform this function within Canadian universities. There remains many unknowns for how IR teams can successfully operate in this field. In this session, we will lead a discussion group talking about evaluations SFU’s IRP team has undertaken. Through discussions with other institutions, we aim to instigate knowledge-sharing and gain greater insight into the role of IR in conducting non-academic program evaluations for institutional decision-making. Attendees should come prepared with examples or questions about non-academic program evaluation, whether they have prior experience or wish to undertake work in the future.

David Ham, Emma Chubb, Zareen Naqvi (Simon Fraser University)