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Evaluation Services

ASU’s Office of Evaluation and Educational Effectiveness is uniquely positioned to provide evaluation assistance and/or to serve in an independent evaluation capacity for externally funded programs and grants or for internal evaluation efforts. We develop evaluation plans, design research and evaluation instruments, collect quantitative and qualitative data, analyze results, and provide high quality reports to clients.

What is UOEEE’s evaluation capacity?

  • UOEEE staff members perform a variety of evaluation roles from external consultants to guide internal evaluation activities to running full service evaluations.
  • Senior leaders, Dr. Shelly Potts, Dr. Alison Cook-Davis, and Dr. Gerald Blankson, provide training and consultation to universities across the country and internationally on program evaluation.
  • We have six trained and experienced evaluators on our team, and four of our staff members have served on the Executive Board for the Arizona Evaluation Network, the local affiliate of the American Evaluation Association.
  • Members of our team have experience conducting evaluations for a variety of funding agencies, including the U.S. Dept. of Education, National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and the United States Agency for International Development.

What types of evaluation services does UOEEE offer?

  • Development of evaluation sections for grant proposals
  • Monitoring program goals
  • Measuring program outcomes
  • Small scale evaluation of programs
  • Full scale evaluation of programs
  • Social science research planning, data collection, and reporting
  • Consultation and evaluation capacity building for university units

While most of our services to the University are provided free of charge, selected services, including program evaluations for grants, are part of our recharge center function and have associated fees and rates. Information about our recharge center is located here: http://sharedresources.asu.edu/facilities/82 .

Please contact one of our staff to discuss your evaluation needs.:


Dr. Shelly Potts at 480-965-9291 or shelly.potts@asu.edu


Dr. Alison Cook-Davis at 480-965-9291 or alison.cookdavis@asu.edu


Dr. Gerald Blankson at 480-965-9291 or Gerald.Blankson@asu.edu