Carleton's Science Education Resource Center (SERC) and Carleton staff will evaluate the program by: (a) identifying concrete ways that a collaborative, problem-oriented approach to problem-solving affects student learning, and (b) identifying concrete ways in which the pedagogy of integrative modeling enhances students' understanding of real-world environmental problems, especially their holistic, interdisciplinary understanding.The following is a list of assessment tools in order of priority:
- Surveys of faculty and student participants in courses, research projects, and workshops to understand how the project has effected their teaching and learning.
- Collection of course descriptions, activities, and student/faculty projects on the website (including documentation of student comps and team projects). Web forms will be created - accessible from LTC and/or ENTS.
- Interviews with a selection of participants to get a deeper understanding of the program's effects (especially faculty members currently teaching courses with a spatial imaging component and a student from their courses).