Program evaluation and assessment of student learning gains are crucial activities that not only inform program development and delivery, but also provide essential data to the National Science Foundation regarding the national impact of REU programs. Following the 2010 BIO REU PI meeting, the PI community agreed to adopt a common tool to assess REU student learning gains. Consequently, PIs are required to use the BIO REU common survey. Beyond this common survey, PIs are strongly encouraged to add program specific questions to their surveys and/or to collect different types of assessment and evaluation data (e.g. exit interviews, focus groups) to fully document their individual program outcomes and impacts.
Note: NSF will not pay for CIMER. Please use the free SALG URSSA tool instead.